Space Battleship Yamato 2202

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Space Battleship Yamato 2202

Postby Parallax » 2017-01-22 06:26pm

Back in the 1970s there was a series known as Space Battleship Yamato, it was known in the West as Star Blazers.
A handful of years ago, a remake of that series was released and called Space Battleship Yamato 2199. It was glorious and many on this very forum praised it for being made of awesome and win.

Now it seems that the next season will be launched February 25, 2017 and will be called Space Battleship Yamato 2202.
From the trailers it seems to be everyone versus the Comet Empire. I also see the Andromeda, with it's TWO Wave Motion Guns.

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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2202

Postby Parallax » 2017-05-11 03:37am

I'm watching episode 1 right now.

Spoilers ahoy!

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The opening has the Comet Empire, accompanied by awesome organ music, blowing the bejeezus out of an island because they have rather big weapons and can blow up whatever the hell they like. The leader monologues a bit how the Universe is alive and needs love.

Gamillion and Earth have become allies against the Comet Empire and there's a space battle to retake the eighth floating continent. Kodai is now Captain of a small escort ship much like his brother was. His Girlfriend, Yuki, is back on Earth, part of the operations centre watching the battle.
The battle seems fairly even, when suddenly the CE forces retreats and the Gamilons move after them. But, as you might expect, it's a ruse and the CE unveil and cunningly hidden Super Dreadnaught ship ... which proceeds to destroy pretty much everything.

Kodai looks like he's just crapped his pants and Earth gives the order to retreat ... which in turn is a ruse. An act to give a clear shot to the brand new Andromeda which sports TWO Wave Motion Guns. Which it promptly fires. And it destroys the Comet Empire fleet. And the floating continent.
The destruction of the floating continent links back to, of course, the initial firing of the Yamato's Wave Motion Gun and also to Captain Okita's promise to Iscandar that Earth wouldn't use the Wave Motion tech for violence.
Which Earth has ignored.
Why?
Because who wouldn't pass up the chance to build a ship with TWO Wave Motion Guns?!

The Super Dreadnaught plays dead and suddenly follows a couple of damaged Earth ships as they warp back to Earth for repairs. The SD rams through the planetary defences (travelling quick enough to go from the Moon to Earth in 400 seconds. Just how damn quick is that?) on a collision course with the Earth High Command building. Kodai's small escort ship pops out of warp and, once it finds its guns are useless against the SD, rams it to try to change its course. Little ship with little engine against giant ship with big engine? Kodai's effort is useless.

And then there's a call. It's Sanada and other previous Yamato crew members.
They're on the Yamato. Which is in poor condition in a hanger under the ocean. The ship is sporting rust and looks partially dismantled (later comments state it's undergoing modernistaion). Sanada fires up the engines and the Yamato theme starts playing and I have something in my eye. Shut up.
The Yamato, still in its hanger, fires one of its main deck guns and teaches the Super Dreadnaught who is boss.

Back in orbit, there's a flash of light and suddenly Captain Okita (in yellowy ghost form) is telling Kodai to get his ass back to the Yamato.


Oh, how I have missed this series. 2199 was glorious space opera and 2202 is off to an absolutely cracking start.