2nd Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Film Launches on June 24
The official website for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love or Star Blazers 2202: Warriors of Love) anime sequel project revealed on Saturday that the project’s second film, subtitled Hasshin-hen (Departure Chapter), will open in Japan on June 24. The film will screen in five more theaters than the first film, for a total of 20 theaters. Similar to the first film, the second film will screen in a limited two-week engagement.
As with the first film, theaters that are screening the second film will also sell a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc starting on the day the film opens. The new film will also start streaming online for a fee on the same day the film opens in Japanese theaters. Digital rentals of the new film will start on July 8, and the standard edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD will ship on July 28.
The project is a seven-part theatrical anime project, and the first film, subtitled Kōshi-hen (Starting Chapter), premiered in Japan on Saturday. The film’s limited-edition Blu-ray Disc is now on on sale at the theaters that are screening the film. The first film is also now streaming for a fee on Amazon Video, Tsutaya TV, Hikari TV, PlayStation Video, bonobo, and Rakuten ShowTime. The film will then be available to rent digitally starting on March 11, and will ship on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 24.
Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)