Well I’ll be damned; looks like they’re going all the way with remaking the entire series! I’m intensely curious, as I was less than 100% thrilled w/ 2202, even if they did accomplish the mind-numbing feat of combining both endings of Saraba Yamato and Yamato 2. We all know the original New Voyage served largely as a prelude to Be Forever, so we’re looking at Yamato material for years to come… assuming we’re here to see it, that is…
Following the teaser announcement six months ago, the official website for the Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love anime series confirmed today that its sequel titled Space Battleship Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi/The New Voyage is scheduled to be screened in Japanese theaters in the fall of 2020. As the title suggests, its story is set three years after 2202, and is expected to be produced as a remake of the 1979 TV special Space Battle Ship Yamato: Aratanaru Tabidachi/The New Voyage.
Shoji Nishizaki, an adapted son of the Yamato anime franchise’s original producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki, will serve as executive producer again. And Harutoshi Fukui, who worked on 2202 as series composition writer in place of the first series 2199’s director Yutaka Idebuchi, is confirmed to stay in the same position. Other staff members will be announced at a later date.