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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199

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
Producers: Xebec, AIC
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The basic story of Yamato 2199 is the same as the first Yamato anime set in 2199, but Yutaka Izubuchi, who worked on mechanical designs and science-fiction concepts on some of the earlier projects in the franchise, is serving as chief director.

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Adaptation: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
Alternative version: Uchuu Senkan Yamato
Sequel: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune
Summary: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai

Characters & Voice Actors

Desler, Aberdt
Desler, Aberdt
Yamadera, Kouichi
Yamadera, Kouichi
Kodai, Susumu
Kodai, Susumu
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Mori, Yuki
Mori, Yuki
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Okita, Juzo
Okita, Juzo
Sugou, Takayuki
Sugou, Takayuki


Izubuchi, Yutaka
Enomoto, Akihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Anno, Hideaki

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Nov 23, 2013
Most of you may know that Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a remake of the 1970's space opera by the same name (bar the 2199). If one were to make a comparison of its significance to its importance of the genre, it is basically the Star Wars of Japan - the series that one would point to as a culturally significant moment in entertainment and the rise of the genre itself.

In recent times, when one hears the word 'remake' or 'reboot', people tend to get wary. Audiences have reluctantly witnessed so many beloved series, stories and characters get butchered in misguided and unnecessary attempts to read more
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Nov 19, 2013
Note: This is a remake of the classic Battle Ship Yamato by Leiji Matsumoto which is one of the most revolutionary anime.

Space Operas are very rare now a days in the anime industry. Just as the quality of mecha anime and it's audience has been downgrading and declining in favor of slice-of-life, ecchi and harem genres, space operas were always being overlooked at. After almost at least 40 years, one of the space opera classic during the 70's was given a chance to have a remake in order to introduce the series and gain a wider audience in today's anime community. But does the show read more
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Both are epic Space opera anime with a a strong cast of likeable heroes.
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 Earth in order to aid the planet's rejuvenation. Yamato starts by beginning a desperate quest to travel 100's of light-years and back within a year to save the planet from DOOM, while in Terra psychic outcasts attempt to travel back to their home planet just for somewhere to call home.

A key difference between them is why their respective space wars are being fought. Yamato's war involves an alien race thinking of themselves as something akin to ancient Rome attempting to conquer the universe; Earth standing against them. Terra's plot deals with evolved humans (mutants; X-MEN!) that find themselves forced to fight a desperate war for survival against the rest of humanity, as well as the A.I. that controls them. There is a link in terms of middle-of-series 'shall we fight for the Earth or abandon it for another planet?' sub-plots, though.

As far as I'm aware, Yamato is more akin to a remastering than an outright remake: the opening, for example, being identical to the original. Since there never was a full Terra TV anime in the past, Terra went in a more of an 'expanded manga' direction. But, regardless, there is a very similar 'old school' vibe given by both series. There's no pandering or any attempt to please the otaku of today. Character-driven (slightly bland due to lack of 'playing up' to appeal), episodic with pit-stops on various planets and absorbing. There's ultimately something missing from both, in my opinion, but they're special enough to warrant a modern glance into the past.

Opening Theme

#1 (OVA): "Uchuu Senkan Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト)" by Isao Sasaki
#R1 (TV): "Uchuu Senkan Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト)" by Project Yamato 2199 (Eir Aoi, Natsuko Aso, Chaiki Ishikawa, Yoko Ishida, Shuhei Kita, CooRie, GRANRODEO, Minami Kuribayashi, Maon Kurosaki, Isao Sasaki, Sayaka Sasaki, Hiromi Sato, ZAQ, JAM Projec
#R2 (TV): "Fight For Liberty" by UVERworld

Ending Theme

#1: "Hoshi ga Eien wo Terashiteru (星が永遠を照らしてる)" by Aira Yuuki (eps 1-2)
#2: "Utsukushii Chikyuu wo Shiru Mono yo (美しい地球を知る者よ)" by Aki Misato (eps 3-6)
#3: "Makka na Scarf (真赤なスカーフ)" by Isao Sasaki (eps 7-10)
#4: "Kioku no Hikari (記憶の光)" by KOKIA (eps 11-14)
#5: "Yosoro ~Hoshi no Umi wo Koete~ (ヨーソロー ~星の海を越えて~)" by Hironobu Kageyama (eps 15-18)
#6: "R.I.P~Tomo yo Shizuka ni Nemure~ (R.I.P~友よ静かに眠れ~)" by JAM Project (eps 19-22)
#7: "Ai no Hoshi (愛の星)" by Nana Mizuki
#R1: "Ai Kotoba (愛詞)" by Mika Nakashima (TV)
#R2: "Best of my Love" by Rei Yasuda (安田レイ) (TV)
#R3: "Distance" by JUJU (TV)

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