Romaji: Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199
Japanese Title: 宇宙 戦艦 ヤマト 2199
Release Date: 13th October 2012 (Japan)
Running Time: 110 mins.
Director: Akihiro Enomoto, Yutaka Izubuchi
Writer: Ryusuke Hikawa
Starring: Daisuke Ono (Susumu Kodai), Houko Kuwashima (Yuki Mori), Kenichi Suzumura (Daisuke Shima), Takayuki Sugo (Captain Jūzō Okita), Aya Hisakawa (Lt. Kaoru Niimi), Rie Tanaka (Ensign Akira Yamamoto), Rina Satou (Makoto Harada)
In 1974 Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999, Captain Harlock) and Yoshinubu Mishizaki Space Battleship Yamato was first broadcast and it became a massive hit. 38 years later we are seeing the remake of the series slowly released in Japan. There are 26 episodes in a TV series which have been broken up into three movies which will get a limited Japanese theatrical release before the 26 episode TV series airs on Japanese TV next year. This is the trailer for the third movie which covers episodes 7 – 10.
In the year 2199, the human race has lost a war against alien invaders named Gamilos and have been driven underground due to the threat of radiation. Scientists give humanity a year before it is destroyed. When young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima retrieve a capsule from a ship that crash-landed on Mars they set off to Iscandar on the other side of the Magellan Galaxy which has the technology to smash the Gamilos and save Earth. The battleship Yamato is sent on a mission to get that technology.
The role of director is taken up by two men: Yutaka Izubuchi is a veteran designer in the anime industry having worked on anime like RahXephon, Patlabor and early entries in the Yamato franchise and Akihiro Enomoto (Fafner, Mobile Suit Gundam 00). Nobuteru Yuki (Escaflowne) acting as character designer and animation director.
There are a lot of veteran seiyuu involved with Daisuke Ono (Shizuo Heiwajima in Durarara!!), Kenichi Suzumura (Uta no Prince Sama), Aya Hisakawa (Yoko Yuzuki in Mōryō no Hako), Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index), and Rie Tanaka (Sammy in Time of Eve).
The animation is produced by Xebec (Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos) and AIC (Burn Up).