‘Star Blazers 2199’ Part One Review

Thanks to Madman we got the chance to see the first part of the intergalactic sci-fi of Star Blazers 2199 on Blu-ray.

After invaders fro another galaxy known as Gamilas put Earth is on the verge of complete annihilation is up to a brave group of humans to take matters in their own hands by launching The Space Battleship Yamato, the ultimate weapon capable to travel across the galaxy in order to find the only device that could revitalize Earth.

However, the voyage won’t be easy as the Gamilan won’t stop until the last human is taken down in order to control the Universe.

Star Blazers 2199, pays tribute to the beloved 1974 version of the popular anime classic, by keeping the same structure on every episode, making each one a short space adventure, with action, drama and great characters. Moreover, this time the Yamato is bigger in scale, similar to the SDF1 in the Macross saga.

The colourful designs with tiny bits of modern computer animation are well-balanced, and each character is likeable, with each one of them able to develop their own stories of struggle and success. In addition, is good to see that there is no annoying and unnecessary comedy relief characters at all.

Overall, Star Blazers 2199 is a triumph in every line, it feels like a refreshing take on the 70’s series that for sure will bring old-school and new fans of the Yamato together.

The Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital HD release also includes a short feature called The Newest Frontier: Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Episode 9 Commentary and promo videos.

Star Blazers 2199 is now available from Madman. Get your copy here.