Dark Horse is adding to its manga collection later this year with an omnibus of Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Volume 1 by Michio Murakawa, translated by Zack Davisson and set for publication on July 31st. Retailing for 20 bucks, the adaptation of the popular anime series will feature covers by Junichiro Tamamori and will be printed at double-size, with 344 pages that also includes bonus content.
More details from the press release:
2199 will be Earth’s final year—unless the voyage of Space Battleship Yamato can succeed, and you can follow their mission as it begins with volume 1 of Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, coming to Dark Horse July 2019!
Aliens from the planet Gamilas have devastated the biosphere, determined to reshape our planet into their new home. But an emissary from the distant Iscandar has given humanity the means to defeat them. If the crew of the Yamato can battle its way through the Gamilas fleet to reach Iscandar, their technology can heal the Earth—but the odds against them are literally astronomical…
The animated television series Space Battleship Yamato began in Japan in 1974, and eventually became a cultural phenomenon. In 1979, the show arrived in the U.S. as Star Blazers and gained a dedicated new fan following. Now, in the Summer of 2019, manga fans can see the saga reborn in Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, based on the anime available from Funimation!
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, adapted to manga by Michio Murakawa (Imaginary Spirit), with covers by Junichiro Tamamori, arrives in a double-sized English omnibus edition. Translated by Zack Davisson (Captain Harlock) and with an afterword by animator and Yamato fan Tim Eldred, each omnibus volume will contain two Japanese volumes’ worth of story in its 344 pages as well as an extensive bonus section featuring Earth and Gamilas spacecraft diagrams!