As we fans were patiently waiting for the Space Battleship Yamato Compilation Film to drop, disaster struck as Japan declared Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures in a state of emergency from January 7 following the spread of Covid-19.
The Era of Space Battleship Yamato film, scheduled to be screened on January 15th, is based on the two anime films of the Space Battleship Yamato franchise – Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love.
The production committee for The Era of Space Battleship Yamato Film announced its postponement followed by a notice.
In view of the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we have decided to refrain from screening from January 15th. We sincerely apologize to the viewers who have been looking forward to the screening of the film.Twitter Translation, English Translate
The 120-minute film that was supposed to be released in 36 theatres for 3 whole weeks and various promotional items like limited edition DVDs and Blu-Ray discs were supposed to be up for sales.
But this new emergency situation has made production teams take drastic measures keeping the health of the people in mind. The new schedule will be soon announced on their official website and we will notify upon its release.
The story of Space Battleship Yamato is about mankind’s struggle to survive in a radiated post-apocalyptic world when an alien race named Gamilas plans their Extinction.
Soon the humans fight for their survival by building a spacecraft named Yamato and flying it towards Earth’s safety.
The Yamato Compilation film will feature instances of both the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love anime movies so that fans of the series can relive their childhood anime.
We will inform you immediately if a new notice arrives. So, keep an eye out!
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.