Masahiko Okura interview, October 2019

Countless young artists were inspired by Yamato in their youth, but only a few rose to the ranks of those who would keep it alive as adults. Masahiko Okura is one of them, having contributed from 1983 to the present day, and as you’ll see in this interview, he hasn’t lost an ounce of passion in all that time.

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Yamato 2202 Episode 2 commentary

A grand viewing ceremony of the latest battleship Andromeda is held. The new Earth government pushes forward on the path of military expansion. Meanwhile, the former Yamato crew members gather at Hero’s Hill to honor Captain Okita, feeling a growing unease with the current situation on Earth, which is re-arming in defiance of the treaty with Iscandar.

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Nobuyoshi Habara interview, February 2019

From Hobby Japan #599, March 2019: in his final solo interview for Yamato 2202, Director Nobuyoshi Habara spoke passionately about his time with the saga, which he began as a fan of the original TV series. He also shared previously-untold stories about the making of Chapter 7 and some of his favorite moments in the series.

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