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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199, Uchū Senkan Yamato Ni-ichi-kyū-kyū) is a 2012 Japanese military science fiction anime television series that is a remake of the first Space Battleship Yamato television series created by Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Leiji Matsumoto in 1974, known in the United States as Star Blazers. The series was originally screened back-to-back in theaters across Japan, a few episodes at a time prior to release on home video, and aired on television from April 7, 2013 to September 29, 2013.
Two movies based on the series were released in 2014. A sequel series, titled Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love is currently in production.
In the year 2199 Earth has been reduced to a radioactive desert wasteland. Constant attacks by aliens belonging to the planet Gamilus have forced the remaining population underground, but then a friendly alien race from the planet Iscandar decides to help the humans by giving them blueprints for a powerful space battleship capable of cleaning the planet before all is lost.
The United Nations Cosmo Navy - whose space fleets have been decimated by Gamilas forces - resurrects the long-sunken battleship Yamato and applies the blueprint to transform it into the vessel known as Space Battleship Yamato.