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6th Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime Film's New Video Previews Kouichi Yamadera's Ending Theme

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film opens in Japan on November 2

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 a new promotional video on Thursday for the sixth film in the series, "Kaisei-hen" (Resurrection Chapter). The video previews Kōichi Yamadera's (voice of Abelt Dessler) ending theme song "Ōinaru Wa."

The new cast members in the sixth film include:

Megumi Hayashibara as Megumi Kanzaki

Arisa Komiya as urara Kusakabe

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 anime project's television version premiered on October 5 in Japan.

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.

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 Shōji 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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