New Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Season in Development

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Production not yet greenlit for new remake series

The 11th issue of Yamato Crew Kaihou (Yamato Crew Report), the Yamato premium fan club magazine, published an interview with Space Battleship Yamato 2199 producer Shoji Nishizaki, revealing that a second season of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime is in development. However, production will not be officially greenlit until after the end of the year.

The Space Battleship Yamato 2199 series is a remake of the original 1974 Space Battleship Yamato series created by Leiji Matsumoto and Yoshinobu Nishizaki. The series first premiered in Japan as a series of seven movies shown theatrically in Japan from 2012 to 2013, each containing four episodes' worth of runtime (except for the first movie, which only shows the first and second episode). It began airing on Japanese television in April 2013. A compilation film of the series opened in Japan last October with the title Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Kōkai (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Voyage of Remembrance), and a new film that continues the story opened in Japan on December 6, with the title Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Star-Voyaging Ark).

The original Space Battleship Yamato anime was adapted for American television in 1979 as Star Blazers

Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip

[Via Cosmo DNA Community (link 2, link 3), Otakomu]

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