Kouichi Yamadera to Voice Yamato 2199 Antagonist Dessler

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Cowboy Bebop, Evangelion actor joins cast for 2nd installment premiering June 30

The staff of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 television anime series and film project announced on Friday that voice actor Kouichi Yamadera will voice Lord Dessler (Leader Desslok in Space Battleship Yamato's American adaptation Star Blazers) in the second installment of the series.

Yamadera, who has voice roles in more than 200 anime, including Ninja Scroll's Jubei Kibagami, Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel, Neon Genesis Evangelion's Ryouji Kaji, and Ghost in the Shell's Togusa, previously voiced Captain Susumu Kodai in the Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection film. Yamadera will be replacing Masatô Ibu in the role of Lord Dessler.

The film distributor Shochiku began streaming a promotional video for the second installment in the series on Thursday.

The second film, which will cover episodes 3-6, will open in 10 theaters in Japan for two weeks starting on June 30. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume of the second film will then ship on July 27, and it will also be available for purchase at the theaters showing the film.

Source: Anime! Anime!

Image © Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Production Committee

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