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6th Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime Film's 1st 11 Minutes Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Film opens on November 2 after all-night Hiroshima marathon on October 27

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 began streaming the first 11 minutes of the sixth film in the series, "Kaisei-hen" (Resurrection Chapter), on Friday.

The website also began streaming a new digest video that summarizes the story from the first five films.

The new cast members in the sixth film include:

Megumi Hayashibara as Megumi Kanzaki

Arisa Komiya as Urara Kusakabe

Kōichi Yamadera (voice of Abelt Dessler) is performing the ending theme song "Ōinaru Wa" for the sixth film. The opening theme song will again be the main "Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202" (Space Battleship Yamato 2202) theme, which has served as the opening song for every film in the series. The project's composer Akira Miyagawa arranged the song.

The sixth film will open in 35 theaters in Japan on November 2. As with the previous films, the theaters that screen the sixth film will sell a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc of the movie. The film will also be available to purchase or rent digitally on the same day it opens in theaters in Japan. The regular retail Blu-ray Disc and DVD release for the film is slated for December 21.

The first six films will screen in an all-night marathon starting at midnight on October 27 in Hiroshima. The guests will include director Nobuyoshi Habara and screenwriter Hideki Oka. In addition, various stage greetings and live viewing events will be held throughout Japan beginning on November 2.

The anime project's television version premiered on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi late at night on Friday, October 5 (effectively after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6).

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 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: Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love anime's website, Bandai Namco Arts' YouTube channel

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