|Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love|
|Producer||Shoji Nishizaki (executive producer)|
Harutoshi Fukui (story editor and scriptwriter)|
Yoshinobu Nishizaki (original writer)
Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202 愛の戦士たち, Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi), also known as Star Blazers 2202, is a current episodic anime series, and the direct sequel to the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 series and the feature film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark. The first two episodes were released theatrically on February 25, 2017.
Plot[edit | edit source]
- For more details, see List of Space Battleship Yamato 2202 episodes and individual episode summaries.
In the year 2202, Earth is a living blue planet and humanity continues to rebuild, thanks to the crew of the space battleship Yamato and the gift of the Cosmo Reverse System made by Queen Starsha Iscandar. A promise of peace was made to Queen Starsha for that gift, but the Earth Federation has pursued militarization and the construction of more advanced and powerful battleships, starting with Andromeda. The crew of Yamato have maintained the bonds of camaraderie, friendship, and love that were built during their long voyage to Iscandar, despite everything that has happened since.
Outside the Milky Way Galaxy, the Gatlantis Empire poses a new threat, one that is growing ever stronger and is advancing toward the solar system. Earth and the Great Garmillas Empire form a joint task force to fight back the Gatlantean invasion, but they succeed only by paying a very high price. On the planet Terezart, a being known as Teresa sends out a psychic energy wave, promising an immense new power and urging the one-time crew members of Yamato to prepare for a new journey (Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love episode 1, "Yamato 2202 From Yamato with Love" promotional video).
In addition to many returning characters from Space Battleship Yamato 2199, United Nations Cosmo Marine sergeant Hajime Saito and Gatlantis prime minister Shifual Sabera, who were first introduced in Odyssey of the Celestial Ark, will have roles in the series. Alien characters debuting in Yamato 2202 include Teresa, Gatlantean emperor Zwordar, Garmillan ambassador to Earth Klaus Kiiman and military attaché Loren Burrel, and at least two other Garmillans working alongside the leadership of the United Nations Cosmo Force (Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love episode 1).
Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]
- Space Battleship Yamato 2202 is following a similar release pattern as its predecessor series, Yamato 2199, with blocks of the series being shown first in theatrical runs before being released on streaming video services, Blu-ray and DVD, and television broadcasts.
- Initial development of the series began in the summer of 2015. The official website went live on March 31, 2016, and an official announcement of the series was made earlier in the week in Yamato Kōkai Nikki: Yamato Crew Premium Fun Club Magazine.
- The subtitle "Warriors of Love" was also the subtitle of the 1978 film Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato, the first sequel to the original Space Battleship Yamato series.
- Executive producer Shoji Nishizaki is a son of the late Yoshinobu Nishizaki, who was co-creator and lead producer throughout the original Space Battleship Yamato series.
- Series director Nobuyoshi Habara directed two episodes of Space Battleship 2199, "Clockwork Prisoner" and "They're Coming!"
Sequel[edit | edit source]
A sequel to Space Battleship Yamato 2202 was announced on March 28, 2019 on Twitter and at a screening event. No additional details were provided.
Primary Cast[edit | edit source]
- For more details on characters, see List of Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Space Battleship Yamato 2202 characters. See Space Battleship Yamato 2202 episode pages for specific cast information.
(Alphabetized by family name)
- Kenji Akabane as Yasuo Nanbu
- Shigeru Chiba as Sakezo Sado
- Yuuki Chiba as Kenjiro Ota
- Tessho Genda as Kotetsu Serizawa
- Aya Hisakawa as Kaoru Niimi
- Unshō Ishizuka and Naomi Kusumi as Ryu Hijikata
- Yuko Kaida as Shifual Sabera
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Klaus Kiiman
- Sayaka Kanda as Teresa
- Masato Kokubun as Yoshikazu Aihara
- Houko Kuwashima as Yuki Mori
- Mugihito as Hikozaemon Tokugawa
- Eriko Nakamura as Mikage Kiryu
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Shiro Sanada
- Daisuke Ono as Susumu Kodai
- Takayuki Sugo as Juzo Okita
- Kenichi Suzumura as Daisuke Shima
- Rie Tanaka as Akira Yamamoto
- Masaki Terasoma as Loren Burrel
- Hideaki Tezuka as Zworder
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Isami Enomoto
References[edit | edit source]
- Crystalyn Hodgkins, "Space Battleship Yamato 2202 7-Part Theatrical Anime Project Premieres on February 25," Anime News Network, September 9, 2016
- Mikikazu Komatsu, "First 12-Minute of Space Battleship Yamato 2202" 1st Chapter Now Streamed," Anime News Network, February 20, 2017
- Official Space Battleship Yamato 2202 website story overview
- Official Space Battleship Yamato 2202 website character page
- Richard Eisenbeis, "We Saw the First Yamato 2202 Film," Animenow! March 4, 2017
- First teaser trailer
- Second teaser trailer
- Rafael Antonio Pineda, "New Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Season in Development," Anime News Network, August 12, 2015
- Egan Loo, "Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime Series Confirmed," Anime News Network, March 31, 2016
- Rafael Antonio Pineda, "Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime Gets New Sequel," Anime News Network, March 28, 2019
- Anime News Network article on Space Battleship Yamato 2202