Just when the anime industry was gradually going back to normal, Japan was struck by a new wave of COVID 19, resulting in the postponement or cancelation of some major events.
The Space Battleship Yamato Compilation Film was one of the many films that got delayed due to the state of emergency in Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures from January 7.
Good news for the fans who were growing impatient for a new notice from the franchise, the official website for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato anime announced that the film has been rescheduled to premiere on June 11.
[Notice of screening of “Space Battleship Yamato: The Choice in 2202” and various development decisions]
We have decided to start theatrical screening of the work from June 11th (Friday), which was postponed in view of the spread of the new coronavirus infection.English Translation, Twitter Translate
Now that the film has got delayed, why not use this time for promotion purposes? As compensation for this delay, the franchise has come up with a new promo video for the film.
The video shows us different clips of intergalactic warfare and the major events that appeared on the screen one after the other. In short, it shows a compilation of events from the history of Yamato.
All the Reported Incidents Include
- Flight of Apollo 11 and the completion of an international space station in 1969
- A human-crewed mission to Mars in 2042
- Beginning of Mars colonization in 2111
- The 200th anniversary of WW II’s end celebrated in 2145
- First Inter Planet War in 2164
- Second Inter Planet War in 2083
- First contact with Gamilia in 2191
- Second Battle of Mars in 2198
It gives us a rough idea of how space has turned into a battlefield after Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969. The trailer also features a legendary spaceship that has continued to illuminate the light of hope for centuries.
The animation looks top-notch, and the intense background music somewhat reminds us of classic space anime from the 90s.
Don’t worry if you are still afraid of watching films in theatres after this year-long pandemic situation. Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 will release its BluRay and DVD versions on the same day as its theatrical premiere.
Thankfully, the franchise is giving us the option to choose between safety and experience, and I genuinely hope that the film turns out to be a ‘Star Wars film’ for the anime universe.
About Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato is a science fiction anime franchise that is originally written by Yoshinobu Nishizaki.
It is one of a kind series and is an influential anime which led to the rise of other works of the same genre.
The plot of the series is set in the future when the Earth is under attack by aliens called Gamilas.
These aliens have unleashed radioactive bombs on the Earth, which has made it inevitable.
The Earthlings build a spaceship from the ruins of the Japanese warship Yamato.
The crew aboard the Yamato are sent on a mission to retrieve a device that can reverse the radiation on Earth.