2nd Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Film's Trailer Previews Antagonist Meldarz
The official website for the modern Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato anime remakes posted the full trailer and main visual for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Kōshō -STASHA- (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage Part II: Stasha) film on Saturday. The trailer features new cuts, including that of the antagonist Meldarz.
Character designer Nobuteru Yuki drew the visual of Susumu Kodai, Abelt Dessler, and Stasha. Participating theaters and the website Major will begin selling the third batch of advance MoviTicke Cards with this visual on the cards themselves and the bundled B4-sized posters on December 31, while supplies last.
The film is the second of two films in the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage) sequel project, and it will open on February 4. As in prior films in the remake series, a special edition Blu-ray Disc of the film will be immediately available for purchase at the same time as the theatrical opening date, alongside digital cels. A separate edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD release will ship on March 29.
Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Zenshō -TAKE OFF-, the first of the two films, opened in Japan on October 8. Viewers could purchase a special edition Blu-ray Disc of the film at theaters. The standard edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD release shipped on November 26.
Returning cast members include:
- Daisuke Ono as Susumu Kodai
- Houko Kuwashima as Yuki Mori
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Shirō Sanada
- Kōichi Yamadera as Abelt Dessler
- Kikuko Inoue as Starsha Iscandar
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Tasuke Tokugawa
Drawing its motifs from the 1979 television special Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage, the new two-film project's story begins three years after the war with the White Comet Empire. Kodai now commands the battleship Yamato with a new crew as they face another battle.
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a remake of the original 1974 Space Battleship Yamato series created by Leiji Matsumoto and Yoshinobu Nishizaki. It first premiered in Japan as a series of seven movies shown theatrically in Japan from 2012 to 2013, before premiering on Japanese television in April 2013. The Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune anime film then opened in Japan in 2014.
As with Yamato 2199, the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 sequel project premiered first as a series of seven films from June 2017 to March 2019. Yamato 2202's television version premiered in October 2018 in Japan. Crunchyroll began streaming the anime in May 2019, and Funimation also began streaming an English dub.
Sources: Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato anime's website, Comic Natalie