Yamato 2202 Commentary Index

Compiled by Anton Mei Brandt and Kathy Clarkson

The year is 2202 and Earth has successfully steered away from a path to extinction. Three years after Yamato brought an end to Earth’s war with Garmillas, former enemies now struggle to work toward a lasting peace. Supercities have risen from the ashes, new spaceships are constructed, and Yamato’s journey seems to have been forgotten, along with important promises made on distant worlds.

In the face of this, a message is heard by Yamato’s former crew, as if fate itself was spurring them to action. A woman’s voice echoes throughout the cosmos, begging for their help. In another corner of the universe, a sinister-looking quasar edges closer to the signal, accompanied by the dreadful tune of a pipe organ. The commanding voice of a ruler proclaims, “They require love.”

What kind of love lies in store for our brave heroes? The former Yamato crew kicks into high gear for the sake of all living things in the universe… and everything else.

Helmed by acclaimed sci-fi writer Harutoshi Fukui & directed by Nobuyoshi Habara, this sequel aims to deliver both a satisfying continuation of Yamato 2199 and an exploration of the main theme of Love. But will it succeed?

Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Soldiers of Love begins now!

Click on the episode titles to read a synopsis combined with insights, background, and trivia.

Episode 3

Impact – The legacy of Cosmo Reverse

Episode 4

Departure to the unknown

Episode 5

Clash! Yamato vs Andromeda

Episode 6

Desperate Struggle – the Eleventh Planet!

Episode 7

A flash of light! The brilliance
of the Wave-Motion Gun

Episode 8

The trap on Planet Stravase!

Episode 9

Zordar, the devil’s choice

Episode 10

Fascination and crisis
of the space fireflies

Episode 11

Dessler’s Challenge

Episode 12

Astonishing White Comet Empire,
Yamato breakout!

Episode 13

Telezart landing operation,
fight the enemy missile fleet!

Episode 14

Zabaibal’s Violent Attack,
Discover Teresa

Episode 15

Teresa, Cry for Dessler!

Episode 16

Farewell, Teresa!
Flowers from Two Desslers

Episode 17

Naval battle off Saturn’s shore –
Assemble the Wave-Motion Gun fleet!

Episode 18

Desperate Situation on Yamato –
again, a devil’s choice

Episode 19

Heir to Yamato, the name is Ginga

Episode 20

Gatlantis, cursed children

Episode 21

Escape from a Nightmare

Episode 22

Destined Showdown

Episode 23

Soldiers of Love

Episode 24

Yamato, Conquer the Comet Empire!

Episode 25

Farewell, Space Battleship Yamato

Episode 26

Earth, Yamato is…


Speaker Podcasts

Each episode of the series was covered as the seven chapters were released in theaters. Click on the links below to hear them discussed by host Gwyn Campbell, Cosmo DNA editor Tim Eldred, and occasional guest commentators.

Chapter 1 (eps 1 & 2) | Chapter 2 (eps 3-6) | Chapter 3 (eps 7-10) | Chapter 4 (eps 11-14)
Chapter 5 (eps 15-18) | Chapter 6 (eps 19-22) | Chapter 7 (eps 23-26)


Synopses

As the theatrical chapters for 2202 came and went and it was not yet known how soon an English edition would appear, Cosmo DNA took on the task of publishing synopses for every episode, which included some extra material not found in the commentaries. They can all be seen here:

Chapter 1 (eps 1 & 2) | Chapter 2 (eps 3-6) | Chapter 3 (eps 7-10) | Chapter 4 (eps 11-14)
Chapter 5 (eps 15-18) | Chapter 6 (eps 19-22) | Chapter 7 (eps 23-26)

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