Space Battleship Yamato 2202

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  1. Blamo

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    What that podcast said about Saki Todo's character arc sadly seems to be a rather consistent complaint I've seen on Twitter. I mean, most of it seems to be praising everything about chapter 6 (including Saki Todo), but that does seem to be the number one complaint I've seen.
     
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    Teaser for Chapter Seven (not due out in theaters until March 1st.)

     
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    Wow! That is an amazingly good price for that. Will need to preorder soon.
     
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    Awesome! Preordering!
     
  6. Ithekro

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    Funimation will be resuming their streaming for the English dub of Yamato 2202 (Star Blazers 2202) in their winter season. Resuming on February 2nd.

    Chapter Six has been released on BD (Japanese language only) and Chapter Seven comes out in theaters on March 1st, with the BD for that coming the last week of April, around the time Funimation's dubbed release should end.
     
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    They're probably geared up to do a near simultaneous dub (They've done that for a few series before.)
     
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    The time fault seems to have been re-tuned while Yamato was away at Telezart. At the start of the series, time inside the time fault passed at ten times the speed of the real world. Thus if you spent an hour in the time fault (maximum safe allowance for a human) only six minutes would have passed in the outside world. By the time Ginga is completed, the shipyard has a control ship with modified engines that can keep its interior set for normal space-time inside the ship so the automated shipyard can be monitored. But it also seems they can now adjust the temporal distortion, perhaps via the Cosmo Reverse System (which is what created the time fault in the first place). Because after Ginga is completed, they plan seems to be to delay Gatlantis for ten days. In ten days time a year's worth of production can take place and a new fleet will be built to replace the one holding Gatlantis back. Than that fleet is to hold off Gatlantis for another ten days. The cycle to repeat ten times in today (100 days) At which point the ships being built in the time fault should be entirely automated and able to keep Gatlantis in check indefinitely. But there is no victory in this plan...just survival of the human species. Basically it becomes two powers locking in an endless cycle of destruction using clones and robots. At least until the resources give out. But the other half of the Earth's plan was to settle another world and start over while Gatlantis is busy fighting the endless automated fleet. And Zordar seems fine with this at first. It is other matters (involved Yamato) that force him to move rather than just like Earth play its game.
     
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    Trailer for Chapter Seven and the end of the Yamato 2202 series:

     
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    "You die...she dies...EVERYBODY DIES!"
    (Sounded reasonable to me ;))
     
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    Well, this is the arc where Yamato got the reputation where you don't ask the question "who will die?" instead you ask the question "who will live?'
     
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    @Ithekro, a couple questions: I’m doing some research on the copious amounts of design variationes for some new Yamato schematics in my database and I’ve been noticing some newer references to two enhanced battleships of the extended Andromeda DX line, specifically AAA-07 and AAA-08, Laboratory Aquarius and Aquarius, respectively. They basically have an Andromeda body and a Musashi/Ginga bridge superstructure on top. Do you know if these are official 2202 ships or conjectural “2220” ships that I’ve been reading about on various boards? Also, is the inclusion of the word “Laboratory” in the name the Japanese equivalent of “experimental”, kind of like the Trek “NX” designation? There are also Dreadnaught-class ships named “Laboratory Prometheus” and “Laboratory Epimetheus”, is why I’m curious.

    I also noticed a Dreadnaught out there with an Apollo Norm-style carrier bridge superstructure painted in a Neu Balgrey livery scheme, ostensibly for Gamillas deployment. Is this also an upcoming 2202 ship or another fan-made conjectural design?

    It’s hard to tell what’s official and what’s fan made out there. The designs are so well done and professional-looking I have a difficult time telling which is which, especially since I haven’t seen the second half of 2202 yet.

    Since you have proven yourself to be the resident expert on Yamato ship design, I thought I would ask so my schematics are as accurate as possible.

    If folks here are interested, I can post them here when I’m done. They’re compilations of existing artwork along with custom artwork by me, combined with photos of Bandai models of the subject matter.
     
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    I don't know why this artist likes to put "Laboratory" on some of the ships. My guess is that these ship are a mix of experimental and actual continuing research platforms into something unrelated to the ship itself.

    AAA-07 and AAA-08 are show designs for Yamato 2202. We even see AAA-08 on screen around episode 21 (with a few other new Andromeda variants between AAA-06 to AAA-11). These two along with BBY-03 Ginga (and the only off screen mentioned BBY-02 Musashi) appear to be a mix of deep space exploration vessels and warp research ships.

    The Dreadnought in Gamilas colors with a carrier superstructure is a fan design as far as I know. Not seen any Dreadnoughts coverted to battlecarriers in this version as of yet. Nor have I seen any Dreadnoughts under Gamilas control.

    The only Earth ships I have seem under Gamilas control and in their colors are Andromeda variants (the four Apollo Norm design ships and three more Gamilas designed hybrid ships (AAA-09 to AAA-11)).
     
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    Excellent, thank you!
     
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    In other news, starting in July, Dark Horse comics has acquired the license to reprint the Space Battleshp Yamato 2199 Manga from Japan.
     
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    Oh, very cool! I guess that means translation then as well. So glad the property is starting to get a beachhead here in the west, finally. Voyager tried but somehow failed. It’s smart to get different companies involved to diversify the distribution in different mediums.
     
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    The Yamato 2199 manga is incomplete (I believe). It I recall correctly, the writer/illustrator currently has a full time job....doing art for Yamato 2202 (the show). He said he'd get back to it at some point.
     
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    Cover image for Chapter Seven

    Image is spoiler due to it being huge and a spoiler as the image is likely from Episode 26.
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    Interesting... the Yamato’s turrets almost seem to be callbacks to the original WWII battleship’s design, with the forward barrel sites and antiaircraft mounts on them. Really not liking the new oversized sensor arrays, though. Looks very disproportionate. Maybe I’m simply biased having them look a certain way for basically 40 years and they just deviate a little too much from what’s been indelibly etched in my mind.

    And there are the two “Laboratories”! :lol:

    What is that thing in front of the Yamato’s bow? A UNCF version of the Gamillas shield?
     
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    That's a "drydock" inside the Temporal Rift where Earth built an automated shipyard to rapidly construct a new fleet of wave motion guns armed ships (both their own and allied Gamilas ships). The two "Laboratory" ships I think are there to control the temporal distortion and allow the crew to assist in the repairs. (The Temporal Rift appears to be a side effect of using the Cosmo Reverse System to regenerate Earth at the end of the year 2199).

    The larger radar array appear to be of some sort of tactical use array. I image they will replace it with a more standard array if she goes back out for deep space exploration as oppose to straight up combat.

    The guns turrets are I believe due to an emergency refit made possible by stripping off the weapons of one of her sister ships (Ginga). Not sure yet what advantage the new turrets have other than they have a bunch of AA batteries on them.
     
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