Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Movie: The Ark of the Stars

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  • Courtesy of Hiroshi Ban and translated by August Ragone on Facebook, we have information available for the upcoming Space Battleship Yamato 2199 movie!

    What we will deal with here is known facts only. Please feel free to start a thread on speculation of plot, etc in the forum.

    What we know

    - The movie's title is Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune (The Ark of the Stars - translation from provided by August Ragone).

    - The release date of the movie is Saturday, December 6, 2014 (note: this is the closest Saturday to the date of Yamato's return to earth in the 2199 universe.

    - The movie will be about the Journey to Iscandar. This is stated by director Yutaka Izubuchi in an interview in the Yamato Crew Ship's Journal #6 (see for the translated interview, about 3/4 of the way down). There has been no mention of which charcters, races, or ships will be seen, other than Yamato herself.

    - There will be a compilation movie of the 26 episodes of 2199 similar to the one produced for the original series. It opens in Japanese cinemas on October 11 (the first Saturday after the 40th anniversary of the first airing of the original series in 1974). The movie's title is Tsuioku no Kōkai (Voyage of Recollection).

    - On May 13, the Shinjuku Piccadilly will play trailers for both The Ark of the Stars and Voyage of Recollection (source: ... n-may.html)

    - UPDATE! Courtesy of Gwynn Campbell, who attended the trailer screenings on the 13th of May, we now know:

    • The enemy is GATLANTIS! Yes, after months of speculation, we now know for certain that the Gatlanteans will be the enemy!
    • This will NOT be a remake of Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato. They wanted to reaffirm this even though it's already been said that it's about the journey to Iscandar.

    May 15, 2014

    WARNING: SPOILER hidden from here - block over it to read
    Going by the text on the page linked above, the story will take place between Episode 24 and 25, during the two months after Yamato leaves Iscandar.

    The text:



    Roughly translates to (please keep in mind this is what I'm translating from Google Translate's output of the above text) :

    In 2199, Yamato was in the process of departing the Large Magellanic Cloud after receiving the Cosmo Reverse System at their destination, Iscandar. They identify themselves as Gatlantis, and demand the surrender of Yamato.

    Yamato wants to avoid combat and hurry to Earth, but an unknown life form (alien race?) appears before it, blocking the way. They look to get away by warping before the enemy can attack, but before them, a dull coloured world appears, floating in an unusual body of space...

    End Spoilers

    If someone has a better translation, please feel free to offer it.

    More will be added to this post as it comes to hand. Keep watching the CosmoDNA facebook community for updates!
    Last edited by DanGeorge on Thu May 15, 2014 1:33 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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