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Star Blazers/Yamato 2199 #1's English Dub Shown at Anime Expo

posted on by Egan Loo
Ongoing remake of space opera classic dubbed under Star Blazers name

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 on Saturday. They only showed one episode.

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, 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?"

With Space Battleship Yamato 2199, director Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon) is remaking the classic space opera anime Space Battleship Yamato. The project debuted in Japan last April 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 will open in Japanese theaters on August 24.

The original Space Battleship Yamato television anime series was dubbed and partly rewritten in English as Star Blazers.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip

Image © Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Production Committee

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