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New Yamato 2199 Film's 'Must-See' Trailer Streamed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Film promising "true ending" of the Yamato 2199 story premiered in Japan earlier this month

Shochiku began streaming a “must-see” trailer for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Star-Voyaging Ark), this year's brand-new Yamato 2199 (Star Blazers 2199) film.

In the video, Fomuto Berger (voiced by Junichi Suwabe) explains that a certain race of people are witches. Another woman comments that people feared her race of people and their powers, called them witches, and tried to kill them. She states that it is impossible for her race of people to live alongside Teronnians, A witch comments that the Star-Voyaging Ark will awaken from its long slumber.

The movie promises to have the "true ending" of the Yamato 2199 story with a three-way battle between Yamato, Gatlantis, and Gamilas.

The anime's website previews the new film's story:

2199 AD. Yamato tried to leave behind the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, after receiving a "Cosmo Reverse System" at its destination, Iscandar. However, suddenly, it encounters a mysterious group at the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The crew finds out that the group is called the "Gatlantis," and that its leader is the Gutaba expeditionary force commander who calls himself "Goran Dagaamu of Thunder." The commander demands that Yamato be handed over to him. Yamato, wanting to hurry to Earth, escapes the fray. However, Yamato is attacked by a devastating beam weapon called the "Flame Direct Attack Cannon" that can transcend space.

Yamato was able to retreat, but ends up getting lost, and finds itself in a strangely colored irregular dimension. The crew decides to turn off the engine on the ship, and explore a mysterious planet. In order to collect information, Kodai, Kiryū, Sawamura, Niimi, and Aihara land on the planet. What they saw when they arrived was a ship that was not supposed to be there.

Dagaamu chases after the traces of Yamato's warp, and also reaches the strangely colored space. The planet on which Yamato landed was in fact what Dagaamu had been looking for all along.

The cast features:

Daisuke Ono as Susumu Kodai
Houko Kuwashima as Yuki Mori
Kenichi Suzumura as Daisuke Shima
Akio Ohtsuka as General Elk Domel
Eriko Nakamura as Mikage Kiryū
Takayuki Sugo as Captain Jūzō Okita

The staff includes:

Chief Director, Screenplay: Yutaka Izubuchi
Chief Director: Makoto Bessho
Character Design: Nobuteru Yuki
Chief Mechanical Director: Masanori Nishii
Mechanical Design: Yasushi Ishizu, Junichirō Tamamori
Set Design: Makoto Kobayashi, Takeshi Takakura
Director of Photography: Takashi Aoki
Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
Editing: Emi Onodera
Music: Akira Miyagawa, Hiroshi Miyagawa
Sound Director: Chihiro Yoshida
CG Director: Tadasuke Ueji
CG Production Cooperation: Sunrise D.I.D.
Animation Production: XEBEC
Production: Space Battledhip Yamato 2199 Production Committee

The film opened in Japanese theaters earlier this month.

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