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STAR BLAZERS 2199 DVD & Blu-ray ON SALE NOW!
Volume 1 available Thursday 2/27/2014
Pre-order starts Thursday 12/19/2013

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Contents:
Japanese version of Starblazers 2199.26 episodes in 6 volumes
English/Spanish subtitles Original images with music
Volume 1 includes episodes 1-4

Retail Price
DVD USD $34.99
Blue-ray USD $44.99

Pre-order at: http://www.starblazers.com/

Also pre-order at: http://www.kinokuniya.com/us/ 

Only at Kinokuniya stores across the US (no online shopping)- starting the end of December

Start selling at other retailer shop and EC store soon.

The new 2013 massive hit series in Japan, STAR BLAZERS 2199,
will be released for international audiences starting 2014
by Voyager Entertainment USA Inc.
As part of the first step in getting this series out to international audiences,
all 26 episodes of the Japanese version have been compiled for DVD and Blu-ray release.
This “original” version, it is planned for release in 6 volumes,
with Vol. 1 (episodes 1 -4) scheduled out on 2/27/2014
Following that, the succeeding volumes will be released as follows:
Volume 2 in April 2014
Volume 3 in June 2014
Volume 4 in August 2014
Volume 5 in October 2014
Volume 6 in December 2014(include 6 episodes.Premium version.Price is higher than other DVD and Blu-ray)
For North American audiences, Vol. 1 will be released with English and Spanish subtitles.

 

Star Blazers 2199 DVD & Blu-ray disc new release!!

New DVD and Blu-ray is coming up!!!

We will be releasing DVD and Blu-ray from animation that was on TV in Japan this year!

There are 26 episodes, and DVD will be 6 of them. Each DVD includes 4 episodes.

1st DVD is coming on Feb.27 2014.

Pre order starts from Dec.19th in this website. www.starblazers.com

Vol.1 has English and Spanish subtitles.

We’ll post the details in this website.

Super Alloy GX- 64 “Star Blazers 2199”

The complete replica of Yamato made with super alloy was supervised by the general director, Yutaka Izubuchi! With the use of metal and upgraded main bridge, this model is a precise replica. It is amazing how much detail is shown on and around the main battle bridge of this model. To experience the full Yamato battleship, this model has built in sound effects and lights.

 

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*Picture may vary from the actual product. This image is a sample.

Product: Super Alloy GX- 64 “Star Blazers 2199”
Not recommended for children under the age of 15.
Size: Total Length Approx. 425mm
Material: ABS, PVC, Diecast material
Battery: Body requires AAA x 2, Remote requires AAA x 2 (Batteries sold separately)
Content: Star Blazers battleship body
Detachable stabilizing wings x 2
Exchangeable rocket anchor x 2
Cosmo zero x 2
Cosmo Falcon x 2
Replica holder
Carrier based plane holder
Remote Controller

“YAMATO SOUND ALMANAC” series released as “STAR BLAZERS SOUND ALMANAC” around the world. It captures all of the Space Battleship Yamato sound tracks.

The “STAR BLAZERS SOUND ALMANAC,” also known as “YAMATO SOUND ALMANAC” was distributed on July 24th 2013 (WED). It consists of all the sound tracks from the very first TV series back in 1974 to the final episode of the movie in 1983.

 

There are 12 CDs which are the same as the ones made in Japan. (Refer to the ” *” for the list of distribution and CD) It is available in 56 countries world wide through the iTunes store. Starting in 1979, “STAR BLAZERS” was released in America leading to the release in Australia and Italy. This time, it will be released in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, UK,Netherlands Swiss, Hon Kong, and Taiwan. There are fans all over the world waiting for these CDs.

 

The distribution in Japan started in October 2012. Music distribution sites such as the iTunes Store, mora, LecoChoku has these CDs for purchase. These CDs have it’s own main site on iTunes and is highly popular. The new animation, “Space Battleship Yamato 2199” was first released as a movie. However, starting from April 2013 it has been shown on MBS,TBS network as a TV series. There was a great number of viewers that enjoyed the TV production.

 

On July 24th, 2013 3 CDs were released:”Yamato Rhapsody Guitar Version,” “Yamato Rhapsody Piano Version,””Yamato Rhapsody Violin Version” was released and will be up on iTunes for worldwide distribution.

 

Not only will the Yamato theme songs be available, but also a “Music Video Series” on Blu-ray and DVD will be released. With the corresponding MV, viewers can enjoy the music even better. Al last, “2199” has been added to the line up. In celebration of this production, we plan to have talk events and mini panel exhibits.

 

-Yamato Music Video Series Release Anniversary
Yamatalk extra edition in Ginza Yamano Musical Instrument Store, Head Office
Date and Time: September 17th, 2013 (TUE) 19:00~
Location: Ginza Yamano Musical Instrument Store, Head Office 7F Event Space “JamSpot”
Guests: Tomohiro Yoshida (Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Music Director), Yuu Hayakawa (Music Writer)

 

-Yamato Music Video Release Anniversary

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 mini panel exhibit

 

Date: July 23rd (TUE) ~ August 23rd (FRI)
Location: Hokkaido-Gyokkodo Yonchome Ten
Tokyo-Kinza Yamano Musical Instrument Shop, Head Office Gas Too Dori Stairs B1
Shizuoka- Ikeya Bunrakukan Takabayashi Ten CD Kan
Osaka-Jyoshin Denki., LTD Disk Pier Nihon Bashi 6F
Hiroshima-Futaba Tosho TERA Yoshima Fuchuu Ten
Futaba Tosho GIGA Kure Eki Rekure Ten
Futaba Tosho GIGA Hiroshima Eki Mae Ten

 

July 24th, 2013 Blu-ray & DVD Release date
“MV SERIES (MUSIC VIDEO SERIES) Space Battleship Yamato 2199”
Blu-ray: COXC-1062 \3,990(Tax included)
DVD: COBC-6481 \3,360(Tax included)
“MV SERIERES (MUSIC VIDEO SERIES) Space Battleship Yamato”
Blu-ray: COXC-1063 \3,990(Tax included)
DVD: COBC-6482 \3,360(Tax included)

 

(c) 2012 Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Production Committee

 

[Space Battleship Yamato YAMATO SOUND ALMANAC series all 30 CDs planned release]

 

Distribution *…Now Released in Japan, Worldwide release 7/24/2013
#…Japan release 7/24/2013, Worldwide release 9/25/2013
o…Japan release 9/18/2013, Worldwide November 2013 and later

 

[Number 1]
July 8th,2012 1977-I Space Battleship Yamato Symphonic Suite
July 18th, 2012 1977-II SPACE CRUISER YAMATO
July 18th, 2012 1978-I Yatsushi Miyagawa’s World ~ Space Battleship Yamato
July 18th, 2012 1974-I Space Battleship Yamato BGM Collection
September 19th, 2012 1978-II Farewell Space Battleship Yamato Soldiers of Love Music Collection
September 19th, 2012 1978-III Farewell Space Battleship Yamato Soldiers of Love BGM Collection
September 19th, 2012 1978-IV Immortal Space Battleship Yamato New Disco Arrangement

 

[Number 2]
November 21st, 2012 1979-I Space Battleship Yamato New Voyage Music Collection
November 21st, 2012 1980-I Forever Yamato Music Collection Part 1
November 21st, 2012 1980-II Forever Yamato Music Collection Part 2
January 23rd, 2013 1980-III Yamato Festival In Budokan Live 1980 (2 Disks)
January 23rd, 2013 1981-I Symphony Suite Space Battleship Yamato III
March 20th, 2013 1978-V Space Battleship Yamato 2 BGM Collection Part 1
March 20th, 2013 1978-VI Space Battleship Yamato 2 BGM Collection Part 2
March 20th, 2013 1979-II Space Battleship Yamato New Voyage BGM Collection

 

[Number 3]
May 22nd, 2013 1980-IV Forever Yamato BGM Collection
July 24th, 2013 1982-II Yamato Rhapsody Guitar Version
July 24th, 2013 1982-III Yamato Rhapsody Piano Version
July 24th, 2013 1982-IV Yamato Rhapsody Violin Version
September 18th, 2013 1981-II Space Battleship Yamato III BGM Collection Part 1
September 18th, 2013 1981-III Space Battleship Yamato III BGM Collection Part 2 September 18th, 2013 1982-I Preview for the Final

 

[Number 4]
November 2013 and beyond 1983-I Space Battleship Yamato Final Episode Music Collection Part 1
November 2013 and beyond 1983-II Space Battleship Yamato Final Episode Music Collection Part 2
November 2013 and beyond 1983-III Space Battleship Yamato Final Episode Music Collection Part 3
January 2014 and beyond 1983-IV Space Battleship Yamato Final Episode BGM Collection
January 2014 and beyond 1982-V DIGITAL TRIP Space Battleship Yamato ~Synthesizer, Fantasy
January 2014 and beyond 1983-V DIGITAL TRIP Space Battleship Yamato Final Episode ~Synthesizer, Fantasy
March 2014 and beyond 1984-I Symphonic Suite Space Battleship Yamato Live
March 2014 and beyond 1996-I Sound Fantasia Space Battleship Yamato (2 Disks)

 

“Star Blazers 2199 Episode 7 – and the battleship departs” First day stage report.

01 On August 24th (Sat) the Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater hosted a stage report featuring Daisuke Ono as Susumu Kodai, Kenichi Suzumura as Daisuke Shima and Yutaka Izubuchi as general director. As the journey of Yamato comes to an end 600 fans filled the seats of the theater. The guests were greeted by a salute from the audience.

 

Comments

 

Daisuke Ono

“At the beginning, I felt as if I was getting crushed by all of the pressure. After all, this production was receiving a lot of attention. Some people were shocked to find out that I played this role. The night before the after recording studio, I felt restless all night. Personally, this was the first production to keep me awake all night. I felt as if I was on a real journey with the cast and staff. Finally, we made it here. Towards the end, the people of the after recording studio looked like the Yamato Crew.”

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Kenichi Suzumura

“In episode 7, Shima had encountered many obstacles as Yamato’s navigating officer. Although he really matured throughout the journey, he had no encounters with the ladies. While still keeping the scent of the original Yamato, we were able to successfully create the modern production. Thank you very much for your continuous support.”

 

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Yutaka Izubuchi

“It took us a year and a half to air this production and as a general director, I have been working on it for 5 years. We have finally landed back on earth as Yamato’s journey has come to an end. So much happened. It is very difficult to express how I feel upon completing this production but I was deeply moved. The three guests poured their hearts out in their sensational speeches. As a closer, Mr. Ono as Kodai stated “The theme of episode 7 was to cherish the connection between people. This big theme was passed on to the future generation. To all of our supporting fans who have fell in love with Yamato, including me, let us pass Yamato to the future generations. Thank you for all your support.” This concluded the final stage report.

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