Funimation recently updated their Fall 2017 lineup with the English dub of the “Space Battleship Yamato 2199″ anime titled, “Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199.” The series will premiere on FunimationNow on November 8.
The project was directed by Yutaka Izubachi (RahXephon) and the series is a remake of the original 1974 series titled, “Space Battleship Yamato.” The series was first released as a seven part film series and premiered in Japan in 2012. The series was later aired on TV in Japan in April 2013. The English dub of the series was originally licensed in the US by Voyager Entertainment.
Funimation provided a synopsis for the series.
The power-hungry Gamilas have taken over Earth, and only a distant planet has the key to save humans from extinction. Granted the schematics of a high-powered engine, the Space Battleship Yamato is built to traverse the galaxy and retrieve hope for their survival. Battling extraterrestrial forces along the way, the crew of the Yamato will stop at nothing to save their home.