A new Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato anime series has been confirmed for the franchise, with the title Uchu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love or Star Blazers 2202: Warriors of Love). With this news, there came the reveal of the series’ first visual, which was drawn by illustrator Makoto Kobayashi, and its staff have also opened the anime’s official website.
Nobuyoshi Habara of Fafner and Fafner EXODUS is directing the show, with Harutoshi Fukui of Harlock: Space Pirate writing and overseeing scripts. The franchise’s late creator Yoshinobu Nishizaki is credited with the original work, while his son Shoji Nishizaki, who produced Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection, steps up on the team as executive producer. More details are still to be revealed, and though Shoji Nisizaki revealed last August in Yamato Kokai Nikki: Yamato Crew Premium Fun Club Magazine that there was a Space Battleship Yamato 2199 sequel in the works, it’s yet to be confirmed if this new series is indeed the one he mentioned.