Spring 2019 – hope springs eternal!

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I can’t believe it’s that time of year already…  Spring is about to spring, and with it a fresh new crop of anime.  And that means it’s time to peer into the crystal ball and try and figure out what tempts me to watch it.

Yeah, the title is a hoary old joke…  But, what the heck.  It  works for me.

Anyhow, let’s hit the jump an run ’em down!
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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 25

Last Episode – Memories of the Blue Planet

I have watched the 2199 finale.  Twice.  I have cried. Twice.  I still have no dammed idea how to write about it.

But I guess I can no longer avoid it…
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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 25

Episode 24 – Battle Without End (The Forever War)

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Racing for to deliver Earth’s salvation – Yamato faces another deadly hurdle.  Will she survive?  Will Earth survive?

Hit the jump and let’s find out!
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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 24

Episode 24 – The Distant Promised LandScreenshot (586)

Yamato finally reaches Iscandar… But is it really over? Hit the jump and find out!
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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 23

Episode 23 – One Man’s War

Screenshot (573).pngThe episode starts with a huge explosion…  a harbinger of the destruction to come.  Will there be salvation?

Hit the jump to find out!
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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 22


Episode 22 – The Star That is Our Destination

2199 has had many “before the battle” episodes, but this is the Big One.  Yamato‘s crew and the Gamilas leaders both know this is the final turn of the cards…

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Hit the jump, and let’s get ready for the final battle!

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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 21


Episode 21 – Prison Planet 17

Screenshot (518)A busy episode with a lot going on!  Prison riots, revolutions, and a huge plot reveal…  Hit the jump and let’s get right to it?
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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 20


Episode 20 – Under a Rainbow Sun

Screenshot (475)This was… one hell of an episode.  One hand, it was a spectacularly directed and animated space battle.  On the other, something much more….

Hit the jump to find out what that is!
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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 19


Episode 18 – They’re Here

Screenshot (450)Not an action filled episode, but a prelude to the action. Not much happens in some ways…  But it’s filled with interesting character moments, and brings past threads and events into the current context.  Most importantly, it’s setting the stage as 2199 moves towards its climax.

Hit the jump and let’s take a look!

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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – One Week Pause

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My deepest apologies, but I’m going to have to take a break this week.

Last night, one of our guinea pigs spent the night at the vet’s in intensive care…  We adopted Miss Molly mostly fully grown in April of 2012, so she’s getting pretty close to seven years old.  That’s pretty old for a piggie (80-85 in human terms?), and her health is increasingly frail.  With the problems she’s already having, last night was pretty scary, I didn’t sleep well, and my head isn’t exactly in a place for creative work.

Hopefully she comes home today (watch my twitter for updates), but the future is increasingly cloudy.  (Not helped by having another pig with inoperable cancer.)

Yeah, probably more than you wanted to know, sorry.

Anyhow, the short version is that it was one h*ll of an action packed episode…  Scott’s review, linked below, covers all that pretty well.  Hit the link and give it a read!  There’s some stuff I want to talk about, but I’ll add it to next week’s post.


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Other Participants:

– Mechanical Anime Reviews: Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Episode 18 – Fortune favors the bold

You can see the all the postings in this series by visiting the Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Group Watch category page.  If you want to participate, this post has all the information you need.