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by Glenn Snow | March 12th, 2019

STAR BLAZERS: SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 2199 [2019-TPB] VOL 01Oooo, a remake of the original manga series! I’d love to experience this again for the first time.

“2199 will be Earth’s final year-unless the voyage of space battleship Yamato can succeed. The alien Gamilas have devastated the biosphere, determined to reshape our planet into their own new home. But a third force has intervened, as an emissary from the distant Iscandar has given humanity the plans for a faster-than-light drive. If the Yamato can battle its way through the Gamilas fleet to reach Iscandar, their technology can heal the Earth-but the odds against us are literally astronomical…The classic 1974 anime TV series Space Battleship Yamato became a fan phenomenon in North America under the title Star Blazers. Now the epic tale of a legendary WWII battleship retrofitted as a spacecraft on a mission to save Earth has been remade by the generation of Japanese creators that grew up inspired by it-with staff including Yutaka Izubuchi (Cowboy Bebop: The Movie), Nobuteru Yuki (Kids on the Slope), and Hideaki Anno (Evangelion). Double-sized English edition of manga contains two Japanese volumes. Afterword by animator and Yamato expert Tim Eldred. Bonus section on the mecha of Yamato.”

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