Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199


Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

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

Type: OVA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 2012 to Oct 25, 2013
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Xebec, AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.321 (scored by 3813938,139 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1844
Members: 113,461
Favorites: 1,771

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Synopsis

Earth's once green hills and rich blue oceans have been converted into a desolate wasteland by the relentless onslaught of planet bombs from the expansionist Gamilas Empire. By the year 2199, humankind has retreated to the depths of underground cities to escape the radiation.

However, all hope is not lost, as the distant planet Iscandar offers Earth its final salvation: the Cosmo Reverse System, capable of restoring Earth's irradiated surface. In a desperate bid to retrieve this technology from Iscandar, the Earth Defense Force pours its remaining resources into the Yamato—an innovative, state-of-the-art battleship equipped with an infinite energy Wave Motion Engine.

From young talent such as Tactical Officer Susumu Kodai to accomplished veterans like Captain Juuzou Okita, the Yamato's crew consists of many individuals, all varying in their experience on the battlefield. But despite their differences, one goal unifies them all: to complete their perilous 168,000 light-year voyage to Iscandar and save humanity from imminent doom.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The series will be sold in the same theaters that show the Yamato movies on the same days, i.e. a simultaneous release.

The first two episodes of the TV series (which is the same as the OVA series) were pre-aired on the Family Gekijou cable and satellite channel on 6th and 7th of April, 2012. The rest of the episodes was aired on MBS & TBS beginning April 7, 2013.

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Staff

Cook, Justin
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Gunji, Mikio
Producer
Matsumoto, Hideaki
Producer
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


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Opening Theme

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"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
"Fight For Liberty" by UVERworld
1: "Uchuu Senkan Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト)" by Isao Sasaki
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Ending Theme

"Ai Kotoba (愛詞)" by Mika Nakashima
"Best of my Love" by Rei Yasuda (安田レイ)
"Distance" by JUJU
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




Reviews

Sep 12, 2023
If you are fan of the original 1974 series then you'll be blown away by the improvements of the story quality and the characters in this reboot. As a space opera, its no surprise that the series is filled with an abundance of gorgeous scores, that both include themes from the original series, and new ones that only further enhance the experience.

Now I know the word 'reboot" can make people a bit nervous. Often times we worry that it could never live up to the original. I mean, why fix what isn't necessarily broken right? But there's no need to worry here. This ...
Apr 15, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Considering the very high rating, I'm a bit disappointed. Sad to say, because it certainly had potential to be better.

Characters are not very good.

It's debateable whether this is sci-fi or not. If it is, then it's ultra-soft sci-fi, seems more like fantasy in space to me.

Several underdeveloped and unresolved side-plots, even a few plot holes.

In 26 episodes, It's amazing how little character development they've managed to fit into such a simple story, considering other shows with way more complex stories does considerable more in half as many episodes.

I think this show would be better off if it had spent more time on the characters aboard ...
Jan 2, 2021
Science Fiction always been one of my favorite themes, the incredible creativity that space exploration can use is in essence infinite. Unfortunately good science fiction shows are rare, and, Yamato 2199 is, in my opinion, not one of the good ones.

The initial episodes were good, they had a slow pace with proper introduction of characters and solid world building. The plot went forward in an digestable and reasonable way. But it also became clear that this show wouldn't take itself seriously. Gradually it downgraded in quality, and, by episode 11 it became apparent that the story would just be your averagely bad dumb space soap ...

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