It’s been expected to take this route for some time based on the behind the scenes business side of things (which you can catch up on in this post here) but as we’re now on December 1st, news of how Space Battleship Yamato 2199 will be brought over to the US is revealed. The twenty-six episode OVA series looks like it’ll be coming in the form of Starblazers 2199, but the expectation is that it’s just a title change as what’s been announced indicates no dub at this time and is likely a ported form of what the Japanese release was:
New DVD and Blue Ray is coming up!!!
We will be releasing DVD and Blue Ray from animation that was on TV in Japan this year!
There are 26 episodes, and DVD will be 6 of them. Each DVD includes 4 episodes.
1st DVD is coming on Feb.27 2014.
Pre order starts from Dec.19th in this website. www.starblazers.com
Vol.1 has English and Spanish subtitles.
The posts to the Starblazers.com site are being written by Shiori Kawana, who added two ways to find out more about her. Kawana indicates that there will be more news coming, promotional videos and more as they actively try to relaunch the franchise here and monetize something that has not been well served over the years.
They’ve also launched a mini social media blitz for people to be aware of:
Plot concept: The year is 2199. The once blue and green planet Earth has been reduced to a radioactive desert wasteland by constant attacks by the hostile aliens from the planet Gamilus which force the remaining population underground. However, a friendly alien race from the planet Iscandar contacts the humans and gives them the blueprints to build a powerful space battleship capable of retrieving a device to clean the planet before humanity disappears. The United Nations Cosmo Navy – whose space fleets have been decimated by Gamilas forces – resurrects the long-sunken battleship Yamato and applies the alien technology to its interior, transforming it into the vessel for which the series is named: Space Battleship Yamato.