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Dark Horse Licenses Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Manga (Update)

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st omnibus volume slated for July 31

Dark Horse confirmed to Crunchyroll News on Monday that it will release Michio Murakawa's Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 manga in English. The first 344-page omnibus volume is slated for July 31.

Junichirō Tamamori illustrated the Japanese covers, and Dark Horse will use the same art. Zack Davisson is translating the series and Tim Eldred is providing an afterword. Each volume will have a bonus section of diagrams for Earth and Gamilas spacecraft.

Murakawa Kadokawa launched the series based on the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime in March 2012, about a month before the anime itself debuted in Japanese theaters. Kadokawa published the eighth volume of the manga in March 2016.

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 Entertainmentreleased the series on English-subtitled DVD and Blu-ray Discs, and Funimation later released the series with an English dub.

Sources: Crunchyroll, Dark Horse Comics' Twitter account

Update: Dark Horse will use the same art as the Japanese covers. Also, Dark Horse confirmed with ANN that it will use the original Japanese character names, not the localized Star Blazers names.


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