A ten-minute preview clip
for the fourth “Space Battleship Yamoto 2199
” movie has been made available for viewing. If you do not understand Japanese, you are out of luck as there are no English subtitles to read. This is in preparation for theatrical release in Japanese theaters slated for the date of January 12, 2013. This movie is Chapter 4 of the Space Battleship Yamoto 2199 series. While Space Battleship Yamoto 2199 is a series, each set of episodes will become a movie to be aired in theaters before being available in DVD or Blu-Ray Disc. In this remake of the original 1974 series called “Space Battleship Yamato
,” there are changes such as new let alone new female characters to be introduced. If you are familiar with the Space Battleship Yamoto series, think of Space Battleship Yamoto 2199 as a restoration of the original work.
The first two episodes were fit together as a 50-minute length film that premiered at Japanese theaters on April 7, 2012. It was called “Chapter 1: The Long Journey.” The second film called “Chapter 2: Desperate Struggle,” covering episodes three to six, was released to Japanese theaters on June 30, 2012. The third film called “Chapter 3: The Endless Voyage,” covering chapters seven to ten, was released on October 26, 2013. All three movies, spanning ten episodes, are currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
This movie, called “Chapter 4: Offense and Defense o the Outer Reaches of the Galaxy
,” covers episodes eleven to fourteen. After the theatrical viewing, this movie will be available on February 22, 2013 for DVD and Blu-Ray.
for Space Battleship Yamoto 2199 remains the same as the original 1974 series: humanity is driven underneath Earth in a war against the Gamilos. With only one year left for humanity, according to scientists, a group of humans embark on the space battleship Yamato for a journey towards the planet Iscandar hoping to recover a special technology to defeat the Gamilos and restore planet Earth before humanity becomes extinct. In this 10-minute preview, you get to see the Gamilons and the Comet Empire wage a space battle with each other complete with laser beams.