Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Reveals 5th Film Title & Premiere Date
The official website for Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love revealed a May 25 premiere date for its fifth episode subtitled "Rengoku-hen" — Purgatory Chapter.
Like the previous installments, limited edition Blu-ray Discs will be sold at the screening of the film. Fans can rent or purchase the film digitally the same day the it premieres as well.
Space Battleship Yamato 2202 is a seven-part theatrical anime project released in Japan. The first three films being:
- "Kōshi-hen" — Starting Chapter, February 2017
- "Hasshin-hen" — Departure Chapter, June 2017
- "Junai-hen" — Pure Love Chapter, October 2017
The fourth film, "Tenmei-hen" — Karma Chapter, released in Japan on Saturday.
Space Battleship Yamato 2202 takes place three years after the Yamato returns from the planet Iscandar. The people have restored Earth with the Cosmo Reverse System, and signed a peace treaty with Garmillas. Eventually, Earth developed a new defense fleet. Among them is the state-of-the-art battleship Andromeda. Despite Starsha Iscandar's wishes, Earth's military expands rapidly. While the Yamato helps to accomplish the fragile peace treaty, it required many sacrifices. In Space Battleship Yamato 2202, the Yamato is called to a new voyage as the threat of Gatlantis begins to sweep over the universe and make its way towards Earth.
Staff members on the project include:
- Director — Nobuyoshi Habara — Fafner, Fafner EXODUS, and Star Blazers 2199
- Writer — Harutoshi Fukui — Mobile Suit Gundam UC and Harlock: Space Pirate
- Executive Producer — The late Yoshinobu Nishizaki and his son Shoji Nishizaki — Star Blazers 2199 and Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection
- Assisting Director — Makoto Kobayashi — 6 Angels and Dragon's Heaven
- Mechanical Designers — Junichirō Tamamori and Yasushi Ishizu — Star Blazers 2199
- Character Designer — Nobuteru Yuki — Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey and Maken-Ki!
- Composer — Akira Miyagawa — Star Blazers 2199 and Emily of the New Moon