Some way, some how, they’re going to get to Iscandar… then star in numerous sequels.

Earlier today, Funimation announced their initial English dub cast for Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199. The series will star the following:

  • Susumu Kodai: Chris Wehkamp
  • Daisuke Shima: Ricco Fajardo
  • Okita: Brian Mathis
  • Mori: Mallorie Rodak
  • Jiro: Apphia Yu
  • Dr. Sado: Kenny Green
  • Harada: Felecia Angelle
  • Hijikata: Bill Jenkins
  • Hirata: Jeremy Inman
  • Kato: Mike McFarland
  • Mamoru Kodai: Z. Charles Bolton
  • Nanbu: Stephen Fu
  • Sanada: Phil Parsons
  • Serizawa: Doug Jackson
  • Todo: Bradley Campbell
  • Tokugawa: R Bruce Elliott
  • Yabu: Ben Phillips
  • Yamanami: Kent Williams

Jerry Jewell is directing the adaptation, which features scripts by Jared Hedges. Anthony Bowling is working as Assistant ADR Director, while William Dewell serves as ADR Engineer.

The first episode launched on FunimationNow earlier today.

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a remake of the original Space Battleship Yamato anime series. The series, began life as a series of theatrical films in 2012, was directed by Akihiro Enomoto and Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon) at studios AIC and Xebec. Nobuteru Yuki (Vision of Escaflowne, Orange) provided character designs, while Yutaka Izubuchi (The Skull Man) took charge of series composition.

The title received a TV adaptation, which divided each film into four episodes (aside from the first movie, which featured the first two episodes). The show aired in the Spring 2013 broadcast season. The show aired on TBS & MBS’s now-defunct “Nichigo” block.

Funimation describes the series as:

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.

Source: Funimation Blog