Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love is the long-awaited sequel to TV anime series Space Battleship Yamato 2199, the remake of the 1974 Space Battleship Yamato (Uchuu Senkan Yamato). Part 1, Koushi-hen, was released on 25 February 2017.
On the first day of the show, Daisuke Ono (Susumu Kodai), Houko Kuwashima (Yuki Mori), Kenichi Suzumura (Daisuke Shima), Nobuyoshi Habara (Director), and Harutoshi Fukui (Story Editor) appeared to the stage.
Ono (Kodai) revealed his joy, ‘I’m very happy to join the new sailing journey as a crew member after finishing the long journey in Space Battleship Yamato 2199. I think there will be not only joy and happiness but also difficulty and anxiety but I will do my best to get over them together with the other cast and staff members. Let’s get this journey started and see it until the end!’
The heroine Houko Kuwashima (Yuki Mori) said, ‘Since the previous work was pretty hard, I can’t say I was 100% happy to join the production again when I heard the offer. But I got motivated more and more after the release was announced and the recording had started, and especially after the cast and staff were selected. I was very excited to take part in the recording.’
Finally, Suzumura (Daisuke Shima) said, ‘I am sure that the new series exactly matches the Space Battleship Yamato image. Part 1 was completed amazingly well and I am proud of it. The series will continue until part 7 so please join us on enjoy our journey until the end!’
Habara, the director, showed his love for Space Battleship Yamato, ‘I love Space Battleship Yamato very much. I wouldn’t be here if Space Battleship Yamato didn’t exist. I finally reached to this point after I was told to direct Space Battleship Yamato as if Kodai was told to join sailing by the captain, Okita.’
The story editor, Fukui, on the other hand, joked a bit and said, ‘I felt that the staff members of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn loved the series very much in my previous work. But this time, staff members love Space Battleship Yamato too much and they are too energetic and excited. So I had to try hard to calm them down!’ After that, he showed his reliability and brought his talk to the end, saying, ‘Although this series will continue for a long time until part 7, I will do my best and make sure that I will be full of energy until the end. So, please enjoy this series until the very end!’
This series will follow the new journey of Yamato. Please look forward to seeing how the director, story editor, voice actors, and the Yamato’s crew will shape the story up.
‘Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love’ Part 1 ‘Koushi-hen’