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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.631 (scored by 7171 users)
Ranked: #542
Popularity: #1344
Members: 20,166
Favorites: 369
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Synopsis

2199 AD: the human race will be extinct in one year's time. Meteor bombardment by the mysterious Gamilas aliens has made the Earth's surface uninhabitable. Young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima retrieve a message offering aid from the enigmatic planet Iscandar. In answer, the revolutionary Space Battleship Yamato is dispatched on a 148,000 light-year journey to reach Iscandar and bring help back to Earth.

The Yamato is commanded by Captain Okita, a taciturn veteran, but many of its crew, including Kodai and Shima, are inexperienced. Together they must defy the space fleets of a tyrannous intergalactic empire. They must also contend with threats from within the Yamato itself, and manage the strange, untested technology which sustains the ship and its powerful Wave Motion Gun. Can they travel to Iscandar and return to save humanity before the year is out?

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a thorough stand-alone remake of the classic 1974 space opera anime.

Related Anime

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
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Kodai, Susumu
Kodai, Susumu
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Mori, Yuki
Mori, Yuki
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Okita, Juuzou
Okita, Juuzou
Main
Sugou, Takayuki
Japanese
Sugou, Takayuki

Staff

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



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Nov 23, 2014
PersonaSimon
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Review

As we all should know, remakes tend to suck. They are usually cheap cash grabs or lifeless retreads that fail to catch the magic of the original.( I'm looking at you PG 13 Robocop) However, once in a while, a remake that do the original justice appears and Yamato 2199 is one of them.

Story:

Space Battleship Yamato is basically the granddaddy of all space opera. The story of Yamato is a relatively simple one. Blue space Nazis attack Earth and decimate the place. Humans then build a super spaceship to kick blue Nazi ### and find a way to restore their planet. read more
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Nov 23, 2013
rtil
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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Recommendations

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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