News Space Battleship Yamato 2199's New Promo Video Streamed (Updated)
posted on 2012-02-20 12:30 EST by Egan Loo
The online retailer Amazon began streaming a 225-second promotional video for the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 television anime series and film project. Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon), the 53-year-old animator who worked on mechanical designs and science-fiction concepts on some of the earlier projects in the Yamato franchise, is serving as chief director of this remake of the first series.
Nobuteru Yuki (Escaflowne, Record of Lodoss War) is designing the characters, and the anime studios XEBEC and AIC are producing the anime. Mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Giant Robo, Last Exile, Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection) revealed at Anime Expo in July that he is working on a Yamato remake for this year.
The first Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume will go on sale in stores on May 25, after first being sold at theatrical screenings on April 7.
Image © 2012 Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Production Committee
Update: Video embedded.
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