FunimationNow Streams 1st 13 Episodes of Star Blazers 2199 Anime With Subtitles
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Funimation recently began streaming the first 13 episodes of the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime with English subtitles for its FunimationNow Premium streaming service members.
Crunchyroll previously streamed the anime with Japanese audio and English subtitles. However, the company removed both Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 earlier this month. FunimationNow began streaming the series with an English dub in 2017.
Funimation and Crunchyroll announced in October that they were ending their content-sharing partnership. Crunchyroll no longer includes the FunimationNow streaming service as part of its Premium Subscription, and Crunchyroll has been removing Funimation-licensed shows. As a result, Crunchyroll has added English-dubbed versions of many of its shows, and Funimation has added subtitled versions back to its service.
With Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, director Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon) remade the classic 1974 space opera anime Space Battleship Yamato. 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 episodes). The anime began airing on Japanese television in April 2013. Voyager Entertainment released the series on English-subtitled DVD and Blu-ray Discs.
A compilation film of the series opened in Japan opened in October 2014 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 in December 2014 with the title Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Star-Voyaging Ark). A new seven-part theatrical anime sequel project titled Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi began with the first part in February 2017, and the seventh part will open on March 1.
The original Space Battleship Yamato anime was adapted for American television in 1979 as Star Blazers.
Thanks to kenno20081 for the news tip.