Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 8, 2021 at 11:09 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Leiji Matsumoto's "Space Battleship Yamato: 2202 AD" has announced on Friday that the anime's compilation film titled "The Era of Space Battleship Yamato: Choice of 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato to Iu Jidai Seireki 2202-nen no Sentaku)" opening in Japanese theaters on January 15 is now postponed due to the state of emergency declared in Japan in response to the increasing number of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections across the country.
The film is originally scheduled to premiere on January 15, 2021 but will be moved to a later date once the situation returns to normal according to the statement released from the film's production committee.
The compilation film is a compilation project for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi or Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love) anime films. It is a special documentary-style film made as a preparation for the broadcast of the sequel to the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 anime series and film titled "Space Battleship Yamato 2205: A New Journey" which was scheduled to premiere last Fall 2020 but was later moved next Winter. The compilation film promises new video footage and suggests a documentary style to the film.
Fandom Wiki describes the series as:
Space Battleship Yamato is a Japanese science-fiction franchise that began in 1974 as an anime television series and has expanded over more than four decades into two sequel series, a reboot series, multiple anime films, manga, online comics, a live-action movie, and other media. At the center of all these stories is the Yamato, an advanced spacecraft that ventures into the unknown to defend the planet Earth. Space Battleship Yamato is also well known to English language audiences as Star Blazers.