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Jun 10, 2015 11:34 AM

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So this got released recently...

Quite interesting actually with the space exploration and battles especially with the Milky Way Galaxy. Not only that but there's a lot of laws of nature being defied. The Gatlanteans are quite the interesting people though especially with the world fiction going on in their universe.

Soundtrack and overall artwork was great.

Jun 10, 2015 12:54 PM

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Contains everything that made Yamato 2199 great

>Focus on an ensemble cast where a large group of characters get their chance to shine and develop
>Gorgeous Artwork
>Awesome space battles
- Seriously, the movie gives the series its best space battle yet thanks to the Yamato not being able to just mow everyone down with the Wave Motion Gun

Slight spoiler:

Last and importantly not least... BLUE SPACE WAIFUS
Jun 11, 2015 12:39 AM

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The idea of a battleship hotel is pretty damn cool, I feel like watching the series that has to do with this movie now to get more context however it was still very enjoyable without knowing all the character backgrounds and such.
Jun 11, 2015 4:06 AM

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Went into it without any expectations and I thought that this was a really good movie.It had everything that made the OVAs so good and the artwork + action was really nice to look at.And do I even need to say how epic the OST is? ;D
Really fun and enjoyable movie.
Jun 11, 2015 9:51 AM

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This was damn great,I enjoyed it immensely.

I really hope that OVA series will get a sequel.
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Jun 11, 2015 2:01 PM

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That final space battle is probably one of the best one I've ever seen. And the rest of the movie was excellent with amazing OST.

I need more Space Battleship Yamato in my life, please do something more.
Jun 12, 2015 3:21 AM
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Really enjoyed the movie, hope there will be more!
Jun 12, 2015 10:13 AM

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Its the final end ? Or more oavs/special/movie ?
Jun 12, 2015 8:48 PM

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Satisfaction plateau : check.

This movie was so so so good! I hope they will continue expanding the Yamato franchise!! More Shima please

And seriously, it was bad for my shipper heart. Another pairing appeared on the crew! ^///^
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Jun 13, 2015 8:53 PM

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Kinda freaky when the paper bag of food Melch was about to eat, turned out to be a bag of...people. I'd be shitting myself if I were in his shoes knowing what I was eating. At least he doesn't have to remember that anymore, because Melch be dead.

It's a good thing the Jirellans' race wasn't extinct, since that happened to the two sisters and all. Despite losing their original home-world, they still got quite the large space ark of planetary proportions. I doubt they have any weaponry on it though, hence why they have to resort to luring in the enemy to make them kill each other.

I wish we got to see more of First Minister Sabera of the Gatlanteans, and Loerelai Loer of the Jirellans. Those two ladies look like interesting characters.

I hope they continue with this series with another movie, OVA, or better yet a second season. They still haven't made it home or fulfill their goal of restoring their planet after all.

1. Found out that the official English title is Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark. Unfortunately, I can't edit it for some reason.
2. Chronologically, this movie takes place between Episodes 24-25, making this a Spin-off or Side, story instead of a sequel.
Modified by 4kicks, Jun 13, 2015 10:13 PM
Jun 14, 2015 10:59 AM

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Great movie, quality just as fine as in the OVA series, and the space battle at the end was excting too.

I hope so much, that there will be a sequel to the series.
Jun 17, 2015 9:18 AM

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I like the focus on minor characters. Yamato is sexy as always. Berger and his Guipellon were badass. That Gervades was tacky as hell, but Neredia/Fake Neredia were hot. The Medalusa has some really nice curves too, though we're unlikely to see much more of the Gatlantis. Such good characters. Jirellians always make things fun.
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Jun 28, 2015 4:42 AM
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Felt like a supersized episode of the series, and that's never a bad thing. It's a shame Yamato 2199 doesn't get a proper Western release. It's such a well done franchise.

The final battle was really well choreographed. The anchor attack was awesome too.
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Jul 3, 2015 3:16 PM

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The world of Anime, especially in todays age, needs more stuff like this.
Jul 11, 2015 5:25 PM

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Great show. But is it the end? I hope it gets a sequel.
Jul 13, 2015 7:13 AM

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After watching the OVA series last year, I was damn sure this movie will be as good or even better.. and I was not wrong!

Would be great if this series could get more seasons or even movies!
Jul 18, 2015 5:52 PM

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Pretty much the quality of the OVA without the stupid DEMs. Really good stuff, although I wish they developed some existing characters further, rather than introducing new ones.

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Jul 26, 2015 8:36 PM

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Excellent movie. More hints on the progenitor race called Aquarians.
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Jul 31, 2015 1:24 PM

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Fucking epic I loved every second of this movie
MisterPuma said:
The world of Anime, especially in todays age, needs more stuff like this.

Indeed they need to stop making stupid ecchi/harem/moe shit already.
Aug 23, 2015 4:13 PM

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That was really, really good. Hats off to the crew behind this film.

I can't wait to listen to the OST.
Oct 27, 2015 4:21 PM

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Everything that made the OVA series so amazing was back again in the movie. Such an amazing space drama, love the action, unique planets, artwork and OST. Hope we get an official announcement on season 2, pretty sure it was teased a while back.
Jan 11, 2016 8:26 AM

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What a great movie, this is a great addition to the story I must say, quite original and interesting and pretty much fits perfectly in before the last episode!

All in all a great movie, now I really can't wait to see the second season!
Jan 30, 2016 5:51 AM

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wait a minute, was ALL OF THIS supposed to happen before the final episode of the OVA series?????


it would've been REAL sweet if they had been able to patch it all up IN the series
it was such a big fucking waste
Suave Suwabe had a main role but in a story that comPLETELY WENT PLACES

they think referencing the Stanley Witch of space would be cool for fans but NIGGA IT DON'T MATTA FO SHIT IF THE CHARACTERS DON'T ACT NOR LOOK ANYTHING LIKE THEY DO IN THE OG '74, let alone LEIJI CHARACTERS

some character designs were fucking GREAT like that Neredia hoe and the Jirellans
the art in the book which she told the story of to that generic ass what's-that-bitch's-name Kiryuu was TIGHT

there were so many interesting concepts such as the Jirellans themselves and the gigantic, invisible ship-thing they live in, their super science, and the whole travelling the universe thing

but again, that shit don't matter cos the characters act like fucking highschool kids fresh out of middle school who blush every 5 seconds and the story is being sold at the milk section

literally the ONLY thing saving this thing from the depths of 4 and below is the beautiful visuals
fucking otaku fanservice shit
Sep 11, 2016 4:42 PM
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HybridMBL said:
Contains everything that made Yamato 2199 great

>Focus on an ensemble cast where a large group of characters get their chance to shine and develop
>Gorgeous Artwork
>Awesome space battles
- Seriously, the movie gives the series its best space battle yet thanks to the Yamato not being able to just mow everyone down with the Wave Motion Gun

Slight spoiler:

Last and importantly not least... BLUE SPACE WAIFUS

May I please ask where you watched this episode:? Ive been trying to find it for ages XD
Dec 31, 2016 6:01 AM

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Side-story filled with spectacular battles but with little tactic and too many bravado. In addition, the new characters seem to me a little spotty. However, if you are hungry and want a war action scenes worthy, or almost, like those that are seen in various Gundam's series, then this movie is for you, but not just for that. Narratively you have a déjà vu with events related to the series of Star Trek, but removed this other defect, it is usable and can not be redundant in the events, except for the battles. Pleasant is the fact that the main characters are not always the same, but there is a sort of passing of the baton during the narration. Drawings and animations, very good, special effects and CG, not really superlative, but the level remains high in quality. Catchy soundtrack.

Jul 26, 2017 8:18 PM

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Solid side story, all I can really say...usually side story movies are kinda meh, but this one stayed pretty consistent with the tv series

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Aug 27, 2017 2:44 PM

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Posted this on the 2202 forum too, but maybe I'll have more luck here:

Does anyone know where I can get Gamillan tobacco (I imagine it to be something like kretek), or at least one of those fancy Gamillan horizontal oriented torch lighters.

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Apr 27, 2018 5:02 PM

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While I did not fully understand the whole Jirellian thing, the movie was overall good. The final battle was awesome. Honestly did not care for those minor side characters, though. I mean we barely saw them in the series, so a connection to those characters were never there for me so I did not care to see them.
Nov 20, 2018 6:45 AM

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The first five minutes of this movie and the last five minutes managed to contain more emotion than the entire TV series it comes from. This was a lot of fun, with great imagery, and an intriguing little story that managed to portray a huge scale despite never losing focus. I liked this a ton more than the series, maybe because the boring main cast and their boring interactions stepped aside for something a little different. The cute linguist was a nice addition, but the random side characters are better than the main cast.

Glad I didn't skip this one.