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Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime's 3rd Film Previewed in TV Ad

posted on 2017-10-06 09:00 EDT
3rd film in 7-part project opens in Japan on October 14

Bandai Visual began streaming a television commercial on Friday for the third film in the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love or Star Blazers 2202: Warriors of Love) anime sequel project, subtitled "Junai-hen" (Pure Love Chapter).

A television special for the film will debut on BS11 on October 7 at 10:00 p.m. The program will also air on BS11 on October 9, followed by Tokyo MX on October 10. The program will air the film's first ten minutes and feature a digest of the previous two films. The program will also include interviews with voice actresses Sayaka Kanda, who voices Teresa, and Houko Kuwashima, who voices Yuki Mori.

The film will open in Japan on October 14, and will screen in 25 theaters, five more than the second film.

Director Nobuyoshi Habara and script writer Harutoshi Fukui will appear at stage greeting events at a total of four theaters in Japan on October 14-15. People who attend theatrical screenings of the film will receive one of three reprinted key frames during the film's first three weeks while supplies last. Theaters screening the third film will again sell special edition Blu-ray Discs, and the film will also be available to stream online for a fee starting on October 14.

The episode's below visual features the text, "The demon informs. Choose your love."

The second film, subtitled "Hasshin-hen" (Departure Chapter), opened in Japan on June 24.

The project is a seven-part theatrical anime project, and the first film, subtitled "Kōshi-hen" (Starting Chapter), premiered in Japan on February 25.

The anime's story is set in the year 2202, three years after the Yamato's return from the planet Iscandar. The people of Earth restored their planet with the Cosmo Reverse System, and they signed a peace treaty with Garmillas. In addition to reconstruction, Earth developed a new defense fleet that includes the state-of-the-art battleship Andromeda. The Earth goes down a path of military expansion, despite Starsha Iscandar's wishes. The Yamato helps accomplish this so-called peace, but it comes at the price of many invaluable sacrifices. The goddess Teresa, who prays for tranquility in space, calls the Yamato to a new voyage. The threat of Gatlantis is sweeping over the universe and approaching Earth.

Nobuyoshi Habara (Fafner and Fafner EXODUS director, episode director and storyboard writer for Star Blazers 2199) is directing the new anime, and Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC original novel writer, screenplay for Harlock: Space Pirate) is writing and overseeing the scripts. The late Yoshinobu Nishizaki is credited with the original work, and his son Shoji Nishizaki (Star Blazers 2199 planning, producer for Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection) is the executive producer. Additionally, Makoto Kobayashi is serving as assistant director, and Junichiro Tamamori and Yasushi Ishizu are the mechanical designers. Nobuteru Yuki is the character designer, and Akira Miyagawa is composing the music.

Shino Arima is performing the ending theme song "Kimi, Hitohira" (You, Petal). S.E.N.S. Project is producing the song.


Disclosure: Anime Consortium Japan Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.

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