2nd Yamato 2199 Film's Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd film covering episodes 3-6 will premiere in theaters in Japan on June 30

The film distributor Shochiku began streaming a 129-second promotional video on Thursday for the second installment of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 television anime series and film project. The second film, which will cover episodes 3-6, will open in 10 theaters in Japan on June 30. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume of the second film will then ship on July 27.

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.

The first episode of the television series was previewed on TV on April 6; however, the rest of the episodes will not run on television until 2013 or later. The first Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume, which contains the first two episodes, will ship on Friday.

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