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New Yamato Anime to Open in Japanese Theaters in 2009 (Update 2)

posted on 2009-03-18 03:27 EDT
Tohokushinsha produces space opera set 21 years after first Yamato story

The producers of the new Yamato space opera anime project have confirmed their plans for a theatrical release this year at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009 on Wednesday. The project was first revealed last August when Yoshinobu Nishizaki, the producer of the original Space Battleship Yamato series and movies, announced the creation of the "Yamato Studio" in Tokyo.

Nishizaki's new project is set in 2220, or 21 years after the first Yamato story. An expanding black hole threatens Earth, so three hundred million people set forth into space as part of an emigration operation. The transport fleet is attacked, and the Yamato leads the counterstrike. 38-year-old Susumu Kodai, the hero of the first series, is now a space captain with a daughter named Miyuki with his wife Yuki (the heroine of the first series).

Update: Story details added.

Update 2: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation is producing the project.

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