Bandai Visual began streaming the first 10 minutes on Saturday for the third film in 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, subtitled "Junai-hen" (Pure Love Chapter). The video will be available until November 3.
The film will open in Japan on October 14, and will screen in 25 theaters, five more than the second film. Theaters screening the third film will again sell special edition Blu-ray Discs, and the film will also be available to stream online for a fee starting on October 14.
The episode's below visual features the text, "The demon informs. Choose your love."
The project is a seven-part theatrical anime project, and the first film, subtitled "Kōshi-hen" (Starting Chapter), premiered in Japan on February 25. The second film, subtitled "Hasshin-hen" (Departure Chapter), opened in Japan on June 24.
The anime's story is set in the year 2202, three years after the Yamato's return from the planet Iscandar. The people of Earth restored their Planet With the Cosmo Reverse System, and they signed a peace treaty with Garmillas. In addition to reconstruction, Earth developed a new defense fleet that includes the state-of-the-art battleship Andromeda. The Earth goes down a path of military expansion, despite Starsha Iscandar's wishes. The Yamato helps accomplish this so-called peace, but it comes at the price of many invaluable sacrifices. The goddess Teresa, who prays for tranquility in space, calls the Yamato to a new voyage. The threat of Gatlantis is sweeping over the universe and approaching Earth.
Nobuyoshi Habara (Fafner and Fafner EXODUS director, episode director and storyboard writer for Star Blazers 2199) is directing the new anime, and Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC original novel writer, screenplay for Harlock: Space Pirate) is writing and overseeing the scripts. The late Yoshinobu Nishizaki is credited with the original work, and his son Shoji Nishizaki (Star Blazers 2199 planning, producer for Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection) is the executive producer. Additionally, Makoto Kobayashi is serving as assistant director, and Junichirō Tamamori and Yasushi Ishizu are the mechanical designers. Nobuteru Yuki is the character designer, and Akira Miyagawa is composing the music.
Shino Arima is performing the ending theme song "Kimi, Hitohira" (You, Petal). S.E.N.S. Project is producing the song.Disclosure: Bandai Namco Rights Marketing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.