Star Blazers 2199 Screenings At Anime Expo And San Diego Comic-Con


If you’re a Star Blazers fan and happen to find yourself at either Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 5th or at San Diego Comic-Con on July 24th, be sure to carve out some time to check out the screenings for Star Blazers 2199 at both events. This show debuted back in 2012, but we’re only now getting the English-language version. The third volume of the television series just released this past week and episode 10, called “The Cosmic Graveyard,” will be one of the videos screened at these conventions.

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Star Blazers 2199, though this should really be referred to as Space Battleship Yamato 2199 for all of you awesome folks, is a reboot/remake of the 1970s original. It keeps in line with the original, catering to nostalgia by keeping character traits recognizable, while still bringing a more modern flair to it to appeal to today’s audiences.  It’s the best of both worlds, really, as long as you’re willing to look past the at-times questionable mix of 2D character animation and spaceship battles rendered in 3D CGI.

The most noteworthy news, though, is that the Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con screenings will also feature never-before-seen trailers for the compilation film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Voyage of Remembrance and the all-new movie Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Star-Voyaging Ark, which hit theaters in Japan in October and December, respectively.

Check out the official press release for the screenings below:

"Anime Expo: Saturday 5th July, from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm at LP1 San Diego Comic-Con: Thursday 24th July, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 24 ABCYamato fans are treated to a special screening of:Never-before-seen trailers of 2 feature films to be released this year in Japan!DVD & Blu-ray release information for 26 episode TV series.Screening of episode 10, “The Cosmic Graveyard,” from newly released Volume 3.An exclusive music video of the ending theme, “Planet of Love,” sung by Japan’s No. 1 Anime song artist, Nana Mizuki. This bonus music video, typically only available on the Japanese DVD & Blu-ray release, is a specially edited version using chosen scenes from the TV series.The new 2013 massive hit series in Japan, STAR BLAZERS 2199, vol 1 to vol 3 has been released for international audiences by Voyager Entertainment USA Inc. During the conventions, STARBLAZERS 2199, vol.1 to vol.3 will be on sale at the booth."