After fans were blown away with the success of Space Battleship Yamato 2199, the legendary space battleship is back. A new anime titled Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi was announced, with a new key visual illustrated by Makoto Kobayashi being revealed.
An official website has also been opened, and revealed that Fafner EXODUS director, Nobuyoshi Habara, will be at the helm of the project as the director. He will be working on the screenplay written by Mobile Suit Gundam UC novel writer, Harutoshi Fukui. Shoji Nishizaki, the son of the late Space Battleship Yamato creator, Yoshinobu Nishizaki, is the anime’s executive producer.
Previously, the younger Nishizaki revealed that a new Space Battleship 2199 project is in the works, and this seems to be what he was talking about. The news was announced by the official Yamato Fan Club magazine, Yamato Koukai Nikki: Yamato Crew Premium Fun Club Magazine.
Not much details have been revealed, or whether this will be an OVA series, a movie, or a TV anime, or whether the original crew will be returning. More of these details will be revealed in the future.