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Star Blazers/Yamato 2199 DVD/Blu-rays Offered With English/Spanish Subtitles

posted on 2013-12-01 10:25 EST
Pre-orders begin on December 19 for first volume's release on February 27

The StarBlazers.com website announced on Sunday that it will offer new DVD and Blu-ray Discs of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime project with English and Spanish subtitles, under the name Star Blazers 2199. There will be six discs for the 26-episode series, and pre-orders will begin on December 19 for the first volume, which will ship on February 27, 2014.

The website also announced the anime's official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts in English. Shiori Kawana will promote Star Blazers outside Japan as the "Official Yamato Girl."

With Space Battleship Yamato 2199, director Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon) remade the classic space opera anime Space Battleship Yamato. The project debuted in Japan last year as a series of theatrical films, but it was planned from the beginning as a television series as well. The first episode aired on television in April, and the final film opened in Japanese theaters on August 24. The last television episode announced in September that a brand new film has been green-lit for next year.

Bandai Visual offered the Japanese Blu-ray Discs of the anime with English subtitles.

The web simulcast for the anime had announced in April that the series is launching overseas under the title Star Blazers 2199. The day before Anime Expo in July, Voyager Entertainment renewed its Star Blazers website with a 13-minute compilation of English-subtitled trailers and a three-minute video explaining "What Is Star Blazers 2199?" Production I.G and its partners screened the first episode of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime with an English dub (under the title Star Blazers 2199) at Anime Expo.

Thanks to ValkyrieZeroZeroOne for the news tip


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