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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Conductor Naoto Otomo interview, May 2019

To commemorate a newly-recorded re-release of Kentaro Haneda’s Yamato Grand Symphony, the Japanese website Real Sound interviewed Conductor Naoto Otomo, who was intimately involved in its production since it was composed in 1984. Here he describes the conditions for its creation and its evolution since then.

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Rogue producer, 1997 – 1999

Focus, a weekly gossip magazine published by Shinchosha, was a celebrity-and-scandal chaser that kept tabs on cultural turmoil. Yoshinobu Nishizaki wasn’t high on their list of targets, but they tagged him on at least two separate occasions. In the interest of complete record-keeping, here are both of their articles.

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