Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 006 – Space Battleship Yamato 2199

With all of Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 now available on both Crunchyroll and Funimation, Draggle and I decided to record a special, 40-minute episode with guest Vucub of anime blog The Untold Story of Altair & Vega. Please join us in our discussion about this fantastic space opera!

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:08 Meet Vuc!
  • 01:40 History with original Yamato and Yamato 2199
  • 09:06 Differences between the original and 2199
  • 23:28 Favorite scenes
  • 30:16 Characterization of full cast
  • 41:56 Outro

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Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Space Battleship Yamato 2199 OP Theme, “Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199” by Isao Sasaki
  • “Hookah Bar” by Silent Partner
  • “Seasons” by roljui

[12 Days of Anime] Day 9: Delving into the Past with SDF Macross & Yamato 2199

With how busy I’ve felt this year, I’m surprised that I’ve still managed to fit in some oldies among all the currently airing shows. Two notable series I watched this past year include Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Space Battleship Yamato 2199. Together, they sparked a hunger for more knowledge about their expansive histories, both canon and superfluous fun, as well as proved their mark on many works following their examples.

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[Review] Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Sometimes it feels like I’ve been watching anime for all my life, and forget that it wasn’t until college that I became a fan. I may have seen snippets of Pokemon, Digimon, and Sailor Moon on TV while growing up, but never a whole series. I missed out on a lot of great shows that came out in the 90s and earlier, including the original 1974-1975 Space Battleship Yamato, later brought to America in 1979 and adapted as Star Blazers.

Another reason for my late discovery of the series was that despite occasionally reading science fiction, I never attempted to seek out the genre in anime. I equated space settings with mecha, an area I thought held nothing of interest to me. Stellvia of the Universe was my first foray into a spaceship and, flawed as it was, the show still holds a dear place in my heart. Along with Cowboy Bebop, these shows opened up an entire frontier for me still unexplored and limitless. Space Battleship Yamato 2199, a 2012-2013 remake of the original series, carries on that adventurous spirit with respect and optimism, and has easily become one of my favorite Sci-Fi works.

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