Ranked #65

Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199

Alternative Titles

English: Star Blazers 2199
Synonyms: Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Japanese: 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199


Type: OVA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 29, 2013
Season: Spring 2012
Producers: Xebec, AIC
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.601 (scored by 10,292 users)
Ranked: #652
Popularity: #1301
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Anime: Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Both are epic Space opera anime with a a strong cast of likeable heroes.  
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Anime: Terra e...
Remakes of space opera classics. Space Battleship Yamato is credited as being the first space opera anime (1974-5). Toward the Terra's manga began only a few years after Yamato (1976-80). Before the TV remake of Terra in 2007, there had only been a rushed movie adaptation in 1980.

The space opera genre and the fact they're both remakes of classics links them, obviously, but they also share a key plot point: the planet Earth. In both series the planet has become a barren, uninhabitable wasteland. Where as humans are forced to live underground in Yamato, humanity in Terra live in space; far away from  read more 
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Anime: Captain Harlock
Remakes of classics and made by same creator, Leiji Matsumoto.
One ship sails across universe fight entire fleet of enemies army in order to find salvation and save motherearth. Main character is new recruits that given trust by the charismatic captain.
Shows many fascinating space battle which followed by good animation and background music. Capt. Harlock is fully made by top-rated CGI while Yamato 2199's CGI is nicely blended with 2D animation. 
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Anime: Jormungand
If you love koko hekmatyar then u will love Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and vice versa. There is more romance in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and a strong plot and developed characters relations just as in jormungand
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Anime: Macross F
similarities:- space battles. romance, drama.

earth spaceships has a mission to safe earth. i loved both the series but Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is much better in terms of story setting, pace and characters. Both are must watch 
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Anime: Log Horizon
The setting for both the anime is completey different, one is in a game world while the other in space.

now here is where they are similar, they both have a strategist Shiroe and okita. They both have crews or guilds in log horizon that work together.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, action and a strong plot. Both are a must watch 
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Anime: Sidonia no Kishi
A lone ship; Humanity's "last hope". Maneuvering in space; Strategy; The enemy an overwhelming force constantly giving chase to our heroes. The context is different but the stakes are high for humanity in both series. Morals are questionable and you're never quite sure if the means justify the end.
Although not to the same extent of "Knights of Sidonia", "Space Battleship Yamato" implements 3-D models for its ship designs. Blending CGI with hand drawn animation may be a turn off for you but don't worry, it's handled very well in Yamato and the animation looks amazing. 
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Anime: Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock
Both are amazing space opera and I enjoy listening to the Yamato opening every time. You'd be really surprised how similar both are. 
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Anime: Heroic Age
Both are space related anime.
Difference is that heroic age has ''heores'', people in both the series are trying to save earth by seeking help from some ''noble'' aliens.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, better characters, better storyline. I found it much better than heroic age, u will be hooked from 1st episode.  
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Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
The latest editions of old space opera; Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam.
Yamato 2199 is a remake of the original series whereas Gundam Unicorn is an installment in the same line as the original but they revive the retro feel with modern animation. 
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Anime: Blue Gender
another end of the world type anime 
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Anime: Starship Operators
A single ship battling a whole empire, a lot of great strategic space opera action... 
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Anime: Macross
Years after the major Hype for Yamato, rivaling Star Wars, Robotech/Macross eventually came into being.

They both sport fighters, a huge honking gun (Reflex cannon, but the Wave Motion gun was the FIRST BFG!), and large space battles.
They also have aliens assisting humans to get to space, Yamato was with a aliens still alive giving blue prints and equipment on a crashed ship. Robotech/Macross was with a crashed ship reversed engineered.

They have a theme of culture differences between Gamilions way of thinking, and the Zentradi's war culture in Robotech/Macross.

There is a entry level pilot  read more 
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Anime: Ginga Tetsudou 999
From the same original creator, the famed Leiji Matsumoto brings his characters to life with his many Space Operas, like Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999, which both share rich dramas in space, attractive character designs (even better with the remake of Space Battleship Yamato 2199 over it's original adaption), and laser guns that go pew pew. I highly recommend anything Leiji Matsumoto has worked on, and Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a good place to start, while his older classic works can be enjoyed later, sort of like enjoying the original Gundam series after, if you've only watched the latest incarnation prior. 
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Anime: Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
end of the world type anime 
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