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Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Reveals TV Anime's Theme Songs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Project's TV version debuts on October 5

The official website for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi or Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love) anime sequel project revealed the theme songs for the anime's television version on Friday. The opening theme song will be "Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202" (Space Battleship Yamato 2202), the main theme for the films that the project's composer Akira Miyagawa arranged.

The ending theme songs will be "Tsuki no Kagami" (Moon Mirror) by Sayaka Kanda (voice of Teresa), "Kimi, Hitohira" (You, Petal) by Shino Arima, "Crimson Red" by Yūya Hoshino, and other songs. All of the revealed ending theme songs were ending themes for previous films in the project.

The project's television version will premiere on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi late night on Friday, October 5 (effectively after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6). (The previous Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime aired on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. on TBS and MBS, but those stations stopped airing anime in that 5:00 p.m. timeslot in 2017.)

The project is a seven-part theatrical anime project, and the first film, subtitled "Kōshi-hen" (Starting Chapter), premiered in Japan in February 2017. The second film, subtitled "Hasshin-hen" (Departure Chapter), opened in Japan in June 2017. The third film, subtitled "Junai-hen" (Pure Love Chapter), opened in Japan in October 2017. The fourth film, subtitled "Tenmei-hen" (Karma Chapter), opened in Japan on January 27. The fifth film, subtitled "Rengoku-hen" (Purgatory Chapter), opened in Japan on May 25. The sixth film, subtitled "Kaisei-hen" (Resurrection Chapter), will open in Japan on November 2.

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 Junichirō Tamamori and Yasushi Ishizu are the mechanical designers. Nobuteru Yuki is the character designer, and Akira Miyagawa is composing the music.

Crunchyroll began streaming the anime on May 9, and Funimation also began streaming an English dub on the same day.

Sources: Yamato 2202 Official Website, MoCa News

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