Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Report 56

Due largely to a continuing onslaught of campaigns from the Battlefield Infinity mobile game, the level of 2199 activity in March held up to the consistency we’ve seen since last summer. Now that things are officially phase-shifting into the new series, officially announced as Space Battleship Yamato 2202, we have a chance to observe a whole new phenomenon in Yamato history. How long does it take for one series to ramp down as the next ramps up? We’ll be the first Yamato fans to find out, with these continuing reports as an index.

Meanwhile, here’s what went on in March 2016…

March 1: Game news

Battlefield Infinity set a record this month with no less than ten campaign announcements, all of which wove new concepts and artwork into the 2199 tapestry…

Fourth Real Present Campaign to be held!!

The fourth Real Present Campaign will be held from March 1-3. During the campaign period, when you perform “rare buildup” your number of entries will be automatically added. At the end of the campaign, a lottery will be held according to the total number of applicants and the winners will receive special prizes! (Multiple entries increase your chance of winning!)

The prize is the highly prized Cosmo Fleet Special Medalusa-class Annihilation-type heavy battleship Megaluda!! Those with “VIP rank” get a higher number of applications! Those with a VIP rank of 10 during rare buildup can get up to 100 applications!

Furthermore! Applicants will be counted “double” on the first day of the campaign!! This also doubles your chance of rare buildup!

Campaign period: March 1-3
Prize: Cosmo Fleet Special Megaluda
Number of winners: 5 people

“Super excitement” Yuki Mori and Melda advance appearance in plainclothes!

Elite units with outstanding performance appear in advance of rare buildup for the next event! Coming soon…Yuki Mori and Melda in heart-throb plainclothes! Get these elite units in plainclothes figures!

Advance elite unit information:

UN Cosmo Navy
Unit: (Elite) Tenryu
Passenger: Yuki Mori (plainclothes)

Garmillas Forces
Unit: Destoria-class
Passenger: Melda Dietz (plainclothes)

Elite Skill (both units)
Skill name: Improves probability of success in a search (“Memories of Distant Days” event)
Skill effect: In the “Memories of Distant Days” search stage, probability of success improves. Limited unit raises probability to 100%!

Availability period: March 1-15

Mini-reinforcement event Reinforcement Request Form Search to be held!

During the Real Present Campaign, a mini-reinforcement event called Reinforcement Request Form Search will be held! Reinforcement Request Forms are collected in a limited search stage. Get some elite units into your hands at once!

Event period: March 1-3

Obtain elite units in advance of the next event while reinforcing, and also get the big chance to win a real present! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity continues to expand and deliver content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!




March 1: Exhibition announcement

The name Toshihiro Handa should be familiar to 2199 devotees by now; he’s the astrophysicist who served as science advisor on the series. Since then he’s given numerous lectures and published a book with Yamato as a basis for astronomical education. He also helped to curate an exhibition for the Sendai Science Museum in summer 2014, which will be revived under the title See the Universe with Space Battleship Yamato 2199. The event will run at the Ueda City Multimedia Center (Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture) from April 9 to May 1 with Handa giving a lecture on April 23.

March 2: Manga chapter 44

Writer/artist Michio Murakawa burned his candle at both ends in March to finish material for the next compilation volume of the 2199 manga. Chapter 44 was slightly delayed from its usual late-February release (at the Nico Nico Ace and Comic Walker websites) and the next one was hot on its heels.

In this 14-page installment, the Izumo mutiny from Episode 16 enters its next phase with Ito rousing rabble on the ship while Kodai’s landing party faces unexpected opposition on Planet Beemela. There are numerous differences between the anime and the manga in this story arc, which become more pronounced as it advances.

See the pages from Chapter 44 here.

March 2: New series announcement

After many long months of speculation, punctuated by producer interviews in the Yamato Crew Premium fan club magazine Ship’s Log, it became evident that issue #13 would be the one to watch for the formal announcement of the new Yamato series. That was confirmed on March 2 with this news flash on the Yamato Crew website:

New series full-scale startup! A special interview you can only read here!! An exclusive interview with the person who holds the key to the new series! Stay tuned to find out the person! To be published at the end of March!

If you followed the daily posts on our Facebook page, you already know what we learned. If not, keep reading.

March 3: Game news

Collect tickets in Characters of Younger Days and explore Distant Memories in this event!

Obtain “memory tickets” in a successful search of the limited “Memories of Distant Days” search stage! Gather “memory tickets” for exclusive ticket building to get limited elite units!

In this exclusive ticket buildup…

• the “cheap” versions are needed when the probability of earning a limited unit is low
• the “expensive” versions are needed when the probability of earning a limited unit is high

You can collect as many of the “cheap” version as possible and save up a lot to use strategically, or collect a few of the “expensive” version to use in a high probability situation. Which method you use depends on you!

Also, the characters given as rewards change between the first half and the second half! The rewards in the first half of the event are a younger Kaoru Niimi and a younger Dessler!


Reward units – first half

UN Cosmo Navy
Kuroshio (Kaoru Niimi)
Special skill: computer virus
Skill effect: reduces the firepower, armor, and mobility of enemy mecha by 50% for three turns.

Garmillas Forces
Deusular I (Dessler)
Special skill: Any last words?
Skill effect: Improve your firepower, armor, and mobility by 50% for three turns.

Reward units – second half

UN Cosmo Navy
Mutsu (Mamoru Kodai)
Special skill: Bond of brothers
Skill effect: Continuously affects motion. Whenever Kodai Susumu comes within three squares, firepower, armor, and mobility increase by 50%.

Garmillas forces
Kripitera-class (Celestella)
Special skill: Sincere feelings
Skill effect: Continuously affects motion. Whenever Abelt Dessler comes within three squares, firepower, armor, and mobility increase by 50%.

Ticket collection periods
First half: March 3-9
Second half: March 9-15

Event periods
First half: March 3-9
Second half: March 9-15

“Super excitement” Yuki Mori and Melda appear in plainclothes!

Limited-time event! Mori and Melda appear as elite units during rare and normal buildup during the “Super excitement! Plainclothes appearance” event! The specific units appear in two ships classes, a “medium-size ship” and a “fighter”! The different types possess different elite skills! Try to get these elite units!

Limited periods for elite units:

(Rare and normal buildup of medium ships)

UN Cosmo Navy
Elite unit: Tenryu (Yuki Mori, “Super excitement plainclothes” version)

Garmillas Forces
Elite unit: Destoria-class (Melda, “Super excitement plainclothes” version)

Elite skill (both units): Probability of success UP (“Memories of Distant Days” event)
Skill effect: Fleet searching skill. Raises probability of success in the event stage.

(Rare fighter buildup)

UN Cosmo Navy
Cosmo Zero (Yuki Mori, “Super excitement plainclothes” version)

Garmillas Forces
Czvarke (Melda, “Super excitement plainclothes” version)

Elite skill: Reduce fuel consumption (“Memories of Distant Days” event)
Skill effect: Fleet searching skill. Reduces fuel consumption to zero in the event stage!

White Day commemoration! Probability increases of buildup of male characters!

After the favorable reception of the Valentine’s Day event for female characters in February, the chance of building up male characters increases in observance of White Day! Take a chance and get a character!

(Translator’s note: in Japan, White Day takes place one month after Valentine’s day, when men give gifts to women who gave them chocolate.)

Chance for rare buildup of male characters:

UN Cosmo Navy
Susumu Kodai, Saburo Kato, Hiroki Shinohara, Toru Hoshina

Garmillas Forces
Abelt Dessler, Eruk Domel, Wolf Frakken, Fomt Berger

Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity continues to expand and delivers content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!


March 8: Game news

The first half of the event ends soon! Great deals appear for one day only in “Three Big Campaigns”!!

The first half of “Memories of Distant Days”, in which you can win the limited younger Niimi and Dessler units, is almost over! There is still a chance to obtain them! “Three Big Campaigns” appear for one day only! Obtain lots of “memory tickets” and obtain limited units!

Campaign 1: Add new elite large warship unit!

Large warship buildup super excitement! Elite Mori and Melda plainclothes units are added! These units raise your probability of success in the limited “Memories of Distant Days” search stage. “Success by all means!”

UN Cosmo Navy
Nagato (Yuki Mori, “Super excitement plainclothes” version)

Garmillas Forces
Kilmenheim (Melda, “Super excitement plainclothes” version) 

Elite skill: Probability of success improves greatly
Skill effect: raise your probability of success in the limited “Memories of Distant Days” search stage.

Campaign 2: Double buildup probability of ultra-rare and limited units!

Doubles your chances of obtaining ultra-rare and limited units in rare buildup! Obtain lots of “memory tickets” together with elite units!

Campaign 3: Greatly increase acquisition of “memory tickets”!

In the limited “Memories of Distant Days” search stage, all item rewards are doubled! A whopping number of up to 600 tickets are available in one search if you obtain the young Niimi or the young Dessler now!

The campaign period ends March 9. Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity continues to expand and delivers content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!

March 9: Game news

Collect tickets and obtain limited units Mamoru Kodai and Celestella!

Young Mamoru Kodai and young Celestella appear! Mamoru Kodai is in the form of his time with Sanada and Niimi in college, and Celestella appears from the time she was helped by Dessler! Get these limited units by collecting “memory tickets” during the Memories of Distant Days search event!

In this exclusive ticket buildup…

• the “cheap” versions are needed when the probability of earning a limited unit is low
• the “expensive” versions are needed when the probability of earning a limited unit is high

You can collect as many of the “cheap” version as possible and save up a lot to use strategically, or collect a few of the “expensive” version to use in a high probability situation. Which method you use depends on you!

Reward units

UN Cosmo Navy
Mutsu (Mamoru Kodai)
Special skill: Bond of brothers
Skill effect: Continuously affects motion. Whenever Kodai Susumu comes within three squares, firepower, armor, and mobility increase by 50%.

Garmillas forces
Kripitera-class (Celestella)
Special skill: Sincere feelings
Skill effect: Continuously affects motion. Whenever Abelt Dessler comes within three squares, firepower, armor, and mobility increase by 50%.

Ticket collection periods
First half: March 3-9
Second half: March 9-15

Event periods
First half: March 3-9
Second half: March 9-15

Continue the voyage with memories of distant days! Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity delivers content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!

March 13: Siena Wind Orchestra concert

Yamato 2199 composer/conductor Akira Miyagawa brought live music to fans’ ears along with the Siena Wind Orchestra at West Kawagoe Hall (Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture). With selections like Zarathustra, the Thunderbirds main title, the Star Wars fanfare, and two pieces from Space Battleship Yamato, it’s pretty obvious they knew who to please.

March 15: Game news

Collect “pain units” when Kodai and Dessler come on board!

A “Galactic Triathlon” event will be held! Aim for the top during three different ranking periods!

First, defeat the enemy in “Kill Ranking”!!

Collect ranking points by defeating the enemy and you can win a luxurious reward! And the ranking reward is BIG! “Pain units” appear with character paintings! From the UN Cosmo Navy, Susumu Kodai boards Kirishima with a “Yuki Mori painting”! For the Garmillas Forces, Abelt Dessler boards Shangri-la with a “Mirenel painting”! Get “pain units” that you can only obtain now!

Ranking reward units:

Kirishima/Yuki Mori painting (Susumu Kodai)
Special skill: What only you can do
Skill effect: Trigger-type effect. When Yuki Mori is within 3 squares, firepower, armor, and mobility increases by 50%

Shangri-la/Celestella painting (Abert Dessler)
Special skill: Any last words?
Skill effect: When in use, firepower, armor, and mobility increase by 50% for three turns

First “Kill Ranking” period: March 15-18

Limited elite units Harada and Mirenel appear!

Limited time event! During normal and rare buildup, elite units appear that can be used in the three “Galactic Triathlon” rankings! Elite units “Maid form Harada” and “Goth Lolita Mirenel” both appear! Make full use of their elite skills and earn “pain units”! With these elite units, winning the big prize in all three rankings is no longer a dream!

Elite units:

Hatsuyuki (Makoto Harada, special costume version)

Kripitera-class (Mirenel, special costume version)

Special skill: Increase overall strength in “Galactic Triathlon”
Skill effect: Trigger-type effect skill. Improve firepower, armor, and mobility in the event area up to four times.

Elite unite availability period: Until March 23

Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity continues to expand and deliver content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!

March 18: Game news

New elite limited large warships with Yamamoto and Melda appear!

Elite new new large warships appear for use in the “Galactic Triathlon”! The characters Yamamoto and Melda are on board in pilot suits!

Plus! Build up more ranking in “Two deploy with elite skills“! In the second ranking series, use the ships painted with Mori and Celestella for ranking rewards and get “pain units”! During this ranking event, take advantage of the medium-size ships with “Maid Form Harada” and “Goth Lolita Celestella”!!

Elite large warship units:

Hatsuyuki (Makoto Harada)

Kripitera-class (Mirenel)

(Special illustration versions only)

Special skill 1: Increase overall strength in “Galactic Triathlon”
Skill effect: Trigger-type effect skill. Improve firepower, armor, and mobility in the event area up to six times.

Special skill 2: Points up in “Galactic Triathlon”
Skill effect: Trigger-type effect skill. Acquire up to six times the ranking points in the event area.

Elite unit availability period: Until March 23

Collect “pain units” when Kodai and Dessler come on board!

Aim for the top during the three “Galactic Triathlon” events! The second ranking event starts. Deal out damage during the “damage ranking”!

Collect ranking points by causing damage to the enemy and with luxurious rewards! Use the ships painted with Mori and Celestella to obtain “pain units”! New images of Kodai and Dessler are on board! Rewards earned with “pain units” expand in the second ranking period! Don’t miss this once-only chance to get “pain units”!

Ranking reward units:

Kirishima/Yuki Mori painting (Susumu Kodai)
Special skill: What only you can do
Skill effect: Trigger-type effect. When Yuki Mori is within 3 squares, firepower, armor, and mobility increases by 50%

Shangri-la/Celestella painting (Abert Dessler)
Special skill: Any last words?
Skill effect: When in use, firepower, armor, and mobility increase by 50% for three turns

Second “Damage Ranking” period: Until March 21

Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity continues to expand and deliver content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!

March 19: Cosmo Fleet Special UX-01 Dimensional Submarine miniature

Numbered “09” in Megahouse’s Yamato 2199 CFSP series, this UX-01 is the third to be released after the Bandai Mecha Collection mini-model and it’s 1/1000 scale big brother. Pre-assembled and fully painted, this is the largest of the three at 6.75” long.

Nearly all of the CFSP miniatures has a gimmick of some kind. With the UX-01, you have the ability to either display it on a stand or pull the top and bottom halves apart and put the upper hull on a special “dimension wake” card measuring about 8” x 5”.

Lastly, the submarine comes with a tiny Cosmo Seagull, the first to be released outside the garage kit world. If it goes back into service in Yamato 2202, perhaps we’ll finally get the plamo version we’ve been waiting for. (Along with a few others.)

March 23: Manga chapter 45

Michio Murakawa blew past everyone’s expectations with a huge 41-page chunk of story that added even more dimensions to his adaptation of Episode 16. The Izumo mutiny goes white hot, an unlikely hero emerges in the fray, and Kodai’s landing party learns that the Beemela people are not quite as dead as they seem. And then the captain…well, see for yourself.

This chapter appeared online at Nico Nico Ace March 23 and at Comic Walker March 30. See the pages here.

March 23: Manga volume 8

In an example of exquisite timing, the online version of chapter 45 arrived on the very same day as its paper counterpart when paperback Volume 8 showed up in Japanese bookstores.

It has now become customary for Murakawa to create three original postcards as incentives to purchase the paperback in certain stores or on day 1. The fact that he does this on top of an already massive workload – without losing an ounce of quality – speaks highly of his dedication.

Volume 8 collects chapters 39-45 with six bonus mecha design pages.

March 23: Game news

Ultra rare units added for rare buildup! All eight craft come in for a landing!

All new drawings of Hijikata, Mori, Domel, and Elisa appear permanently in rare buildup! In addition, the elite units from the last event reappear with normal skills in rare buildup: Yamamoto, Harada, Melda, and Mirenel!

Also! A campaign is carried out for unit buildup to “double” probability! Take advantage of extra units for remodeling!

New permanent Ultra Rare unit list:

UN Cosmo Navy

Large ships:
Kirishima (Hijikata)
Nagato (Yamamoto)

Medium-size ships
Murasame (Yuki Mori)
Hatsuyuki (Makoto Harada)

Garmillas Forces

Large ships:
Chevalier (Eruk Domel)
Polmeria-class (Melda)

Medium-size ships
Kripitera-class (Mirenel)
Destoria-class (Elisa)

Collect reinforcement items in large quantities! “Reinforcement request form search” event is underway!

CAUTION!

A large unidentified fleet is closing in on the home planet! Reinforce your fighting power for the coming battle!

A limited “Reinforcement request form search” stage appears during the event period! In this limited search stage, you can find a lot of “Reinforcement request forms”!

Also! The probability of successful unit remodeling is “double” during the event period! Now is the time to reinforce your fleet strength to meet the powerful approaching enemy!

Holding period: until March 28

The thunder approaches Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity, which delivers content everyone can enjoy!




March 25: Game news

Thunder approaches! Kodai and Berger earn a Megaluda!

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Goran Dagarm is attacking in the Megaluda! The Megaluda strikes Sunday, March 27 at zero hour! Kodai and Berger confront Goran Dagarm, approaching in the Megaluda! Elite units Kodai and Berger appear in rare buildup for a limited time!

Make full use of elite units to defeat Goran and obtain Megaluda in the assault event “Major quake! Megaluda blitzkrieg”!

“Major earthquake! Megaluda blitzkrieg” elite units:

UN Cosmo Navy
Nagato (Susumu Kodai)

Garmillas Forces
Mirangal (Berger)

Special skill (both units): Trigger-type effect skill. Double the firepower of the entire fleet in the “Megaluda blitzkrieg” event area.

Availability period: until March 28

Make full use of your “skill” and capture Megaluda!

It’s not just elite units! New Ultra Rare units with great skill against Megaluda have been added during “medium-size ship buildup” and “fighter buildup”!

Newly-added UR units:

UN Cosmo Navy

(Medium-size ship rare buildup)
Kuroshio (Daisuke Shima)
Special skill: Attack evasion level 4
Skill effect: 100% rate of avoidance for four turns

(Fighter rare buildup)
Type 100 (Ito)
Special skill: Exterior destruction level 4
Skill effect: Trigger-type skill effect. When attacking, 60% probability of delivering “continuous damage”.

Garmillas Forces

(Medium-size ship rare buildup)
Destoria-class (Elisa)
Special skill: Attack evasion level 4
Skill effect: 100% rate of avoidance for four turns

(Fighter rare buildup)
Melanka/imperial guard (Gimleh)
Special skill: Exterior destruction level 4
Skill effect: Trigger-type skill effect. When attacking, 60% probability of delivering “continuous damage”.

Also! The units mentioned above in Medium-size ship rare buildup improve your chances with skills that are effective against Megaluda!

Effective skills against Megaluda:

Exterior destruction – Trigger-type skill effect. When attacking, there is a certain probability of delivering “continuous damage”.

Attack evasion – 100% rate of avoidance for a certain number of turns.

Non-attack – Trigger-type skill effect. Constant probability of disabling attacks.

Telepathy wave – Increased awareness of action by all enemies within range.

Hyperspace network – Increased activity against all enemies within range.

Availability period: until March 28

Obtain a Megaluda after the second round and create a stronger Megaluda!

In the limited “Megaluda blitzkrieg” area, there is a constant probability of winning a rare Megaluda drop by defeating the flagship Megaluda! The Flame Strike Gun skill is exclusively available in a rare Megaluda reward drop!

Did you witness the Megaluda’s exclusive, ultra-flashy skill? The success rate of remodeling your units goes up substantially when you use that same unit! Obtain a Megaluda yourself to produce the strongest Megaluda!

“Major quake! Megaluda blitzkrieg” event holding period: until March 27

Kodai and Berger challenge the Megaluda together in Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity, which delivers content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!

March 28: Game news

Mori and Hilde characters appear one by one in school uniforms!

Get ready for an event to be held March 30! “Spring encounter ~ preparation edition” to be held! Limited artwork is a reward that can be acquired in the ranking of the “Spring meeting ~ debut edition”!

Limited units Kodai and Berger appear in school uniforms! Collect “Cherry tree tickets” during the exclusive preparation event to get special skills that will be effective in the main story. Obtain Yuki Mori and Hilde Shulz in school uniforms and get ready for it!

The exclusive “Cherry tree tickets” are valuable, so collect a lot of them! Super-rare units, even more effective than elite units, can be obtained in two different kinds of buildup: “Effective Cherry tree ticket buildup” and “Final! Elite Cherry tree ticket buildup!”

Also! The main event is divided into two halves with Kodai and Berger as ranking rewards in the first half and other characters appearing in the latter half! You’ll enjoy seeing the characters in the second half!


Limited elite units:

UN Cosmo Navy
Akebon (Yuki Mori)

Garmillas Forces
Meltoria-class (Hilde)

Special skill: Increase firepower.
Skill effect: Trigger-type skill effect, increases firepower in the “Spring encounter” event area up to 4,000!!

Preparation event period: until March 30

Buildup period: until April 13

Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity draws new breath and delivers content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!

March 28: Ship’s Log issue 13

Right on time, perhaps the most highly-anticipated issues of Ship’s Log arrived in the mailboxes of Yamato Crew Premium Fan Club members with the first big news about Yamato 2202. The news was released online the same day, but Ship’s Log was the only place to get more than the basic info. The inside front cover contained the image above right, and the rest of the issue was truly a feast with the third “Producer Speaks” interview, a long conversation with 2202’s head writer, another fan meeting report, a discussion about the evolution of Yamato’s mecha design since 2009, a feature on classic saga press kits, the next chapter of Yoshinobu Nishizaki’s biography, and plenty more.

Since the issue contained no dedicated 2199 content, this may be the last time Ship’s Log appears in a 2199 report. But no worries – when issue #14 is published in late June, it will almost certainly be part of a 2202 report. Speaking of which, issue #13 is covered in greater depth over at 2202 Report 1! Click here to read it now, or wait for an identical link at the end of this page.

March 30: Game news

New app layout! Significant renewal of Battlefield Infinity!

Version 1.5.0 will be released after March 30!

Screen and direction renewal

The full screen look is greatly upgraded with various effects! The command room screen is greatly changed! You can immediately confirm the ships and characters in your fleet formation! The unit screen is easier to use and can be replenished from the fleet organization screen! Master the new screen and enjoy Battlefield Infinity even more!

“Daily limited area” and “Daily search stage” renewal!

A daily search stage saves trouble when carrying out a battle and makes it easier to collect resources and reinforcement request forms! Sortie in a “daily search stage” in your free time to collect items and strengthen your fleet!

Reinforcement units sortie with MAX parameters!

During a mission sortie, units can deploy in MAX state! Reinforcement units can now play a more active role than ever!

Other improvements and renewal information can be found in the “news” section of the website.

Version 1.5.0 update commemoration! Get limited Battlefield Infinity original trading cards!

To celebrate the big 1.5.0 update, limited edition Battlefield Infinity trading cards will be offered in “Real Present Campaign 5th edition”! When performing “rare buildup” during the campaign period, you will be entered automatically a number of times, and a drawing will be held afterward according to the total number of applications. The winner will receive a luxurious prize! Your chances increase as your applications go up! Your entries will further increase with a higher “VIP rank.”

In this fifth campaign, character art that previously appeared in Battlefield Infinity will reappear on trading cards! Don’t miss the completely original Battlefield Infinity prizes only available here!

Also! Applications will be “doubled” on the first day of the campaign! Use this opportunity to earn as many applications as you can to obtain “limited original Battlefield Infinity trading cards”!

Double application period: March 30 and 31

“Real Present Campaign 5th edition”: March 30 – April 4


Get limited versions of Kodai and Berger in student uniforms! “Spring encounter ~ debut edition” is underway!

The “Spring encounter ~ debut edition” is held from March 30! Obtain an exclusive “kill ranking” in this event and obtain limited versions of Kodai and Berger in student uniforms when you defeat the enemy! Aim for the top ranking!

During the search stage and battle stage of this limited event, get “Cherry tree tickets” to build up the elite Mori and Hilde units in school uniforms! Get the necessary number of tickets in two different ticket building events!

Also! Special Mori and Hilde units appear in rare buildup! Defeat more enemies than anyone else with this elite units and get luxurious ranking rewards! The limited unit rewards will change in the second half of the event, so don’t miss it!

Limited elite units”

UN Cosmo Navy
Akebon (Yuki Mori)

Garmillas Forces
Meltoria-class (Hilde)

Special skill: Increase firepower (“Spring encounter”)
Skill effect: Trigger-type skill effect, increases firepower in the “Spring encounter” event area up to 4,000, or in special cases up to 6,000!!

Event first half period: March 30 – April 6
Limited unit availability period: March 30 – April 13

Yamato 2199 Battlefield Infinity moves toward a new, infinite battle and delivers content everyone can enjoy. Don’t miss it!

March 31: Space Navy Yard: Illuminated Spaceship Modeling Guide

One of the best parts of being a Yamato fan is being surprised, especially with a product you didn’t see coming. In this case, it’s a lavish 104-page book from Dai Nippon Kaiga and the editors of Model Graphix magazine.

The topic is photography and internal lighting for spaceship models from a number of well-known sources: Macross, Battlestar Galactica, Yamato 2199, Crusher Joe, and Star Trek (TNG & DS9).

The 2199 material fills 28 pages with exquisite photos of Yamato, Kiska, and Mirangal. Order your copy of Space Navy Yard at Amazon.co.jp here.


Also spotted in March

Fan art

With attention now shifting from 2199 to 2202, new fan art speculating on the forthcoming series is already on the rise. But there are still some nice holdouts, like this image posted to Twitter on March 1 by “Alpharing”.

This moody piece was posted on March 2 by Hazuki Yumata. The caption read, “Slowly, over time we expect a great work.”

Fan models

An interesting pair of repaints popped up this month on Yahoo auctions: a vintage Black Tiger with a Cosmo Falcon-esque paint scheme and a Czvarke garage kit that is just about as green as it gets. Also of interest: a Yamato getting impressively blasted by enemy fire and an extremely rare take on Jupiter’s floating continent.

See photos here.

Garage kits

When an unusual Makoto Harada garage kit crossed onto the radar, further investigation lead to the blog for garage kit maker On Air Works – and a lot more garage kits.

See photos here.

Cosplay

These photos popped up on Twitter (posted by “Azure Dragon”) in the wake of last month’s Wonderfest. “Azudra” dressed as Akira Yamamoto and met up with the rarely-cosplayed Yurisha and Melda.

The trio previously grabbed fandom’s attention when they posed for photos as all three Iscandar sisters (above right).



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