Yamato’s Space Battleship Compilation Effort was once again rescheduled after several delays. Now, the film will be released in June 2021. The film was originally intended for release January 15, 2021. Covid-19 restrictions provide a pause button for distributors. However, recently, the official website of the anime project Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato presented a new trailer last Monday. Accordingly, it also announces when and how the film will be released. Atsuki Sato is serving as the film’s director, working with Studio Mother. The anime film serves as a compilation of the original 1974 series Space Battleship Yamato. Namely the film Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and 2202.
Space Battleship Yamato tells a story set in 2199. An extraterrestrial being named Gamillas has entered Earth’s atmosphere. Now they are destroying the earth by dropping bombs before they reclaim the planet for themselves. When Earth fails to take on an alien species, they find out about a device that could help restore humanity to a war-torn planet. A small ship aboard the Space Battleship Yamato goes into space in search of humanity’s last hope.
So, with Space Battleship Yamato finally here, here we have a look at how the film will be released. Plus, what it is all about, and how it differs from the original, along with everyone involved in creating a successful new compilation. So without any more adieu, let’s get started.
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Yamato Space Battleship Compilation Movie Release Date
The announcement came from the official website of The Era of Space Battleship Yamato: The Choice of 2202 M. The compilation film will be released on 11 June 2021. The film will be available in 36 theaters in Japan in total. The previous movie ticket sales will resume on March 19, 2021. Furthermore, the anime film will be released digitally simultaneously on platforms such as Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, a special limited edition Blu-ray disc will go on sale in theaters starting August 26, 2021.
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Plot and Compilation Story of the Yamato Space Warship
As mentioned above, in effect, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 serves as a remake of the original 1974 Space Battleship Yamato film. In particular, it’s a compilation of the two films in the series. These are Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love.
The anime film series follows events in the coming years 2199. The titular spaceship is on its way to the planet Iscandar. The small but effective crew of the spaceship is on a mission to retrieve the device. One device is humanity’s last hope of rejuvenation, especially after being attacked by an extraterrestrial race known as the Gamilas. Thus, turning the place into a war zone as Gamilas continues to fall over the surface of the planet. Now, the crew of the Space Battleship Yamato is assigned to retrieve and carry the device before humanity turns to dust and planet Earth is claimed by Gamillas.
Leiji Matsumoto and Yoshinobu Nishizaki are the creators and thinkers behind the original Space Battleship Yamato. It was released in 1974. The original film was later continued into a series of seven films. All of them were released theatrically in Japan until 2012-13. As for Yamato 2199, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 also first appeared as a series film. They released theatrically through June 2017 to March 2019 before premiering on Television and then on Crunchyroll. Another sequel titled “Space Battleship Yamato 2205: A New Journey” was announced following the compilation. It will debut next winter in Japan.
Additionally, the recently released Space Battleship Yamato trailer provides us with an insight into the film. The trailers are quite stunning. It showcases the concerns faced by humanity as well as how the attacks originally started. Also, a glimpse of the main character of the titular spaceship makes for an interesting trailer. You can check out the official trailer for the Space Battleship Yamato Compilation Film below.
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More About Yamato’s Space Battleship Compilation Film
As mentioned above, Atsuki Sato has directed the Space Battleship Yamato Compilation Film. Harutoshi Fukui, Yuka Minakawa, and Hideki Oka served as writers for the anime film. Junichirō Tamamor joins the team as arrangement advice. Kia Asamiya plays the role of creator of new storyboards and animation sequences.
Studio Mother is the producer of the Space Battleship Yamato Compilation Film. Harutoshi Fukui told the 120-minute compilation film. He has served as the lead writer for each of Yamato’s Space Battleship projects reimagined. This more recent project mainly focuses on spacecraft. Plus, as mentioned. Additional animated scenes have been further added.
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