The Best Episodes of Star Blazers 2199
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2019
The year is 2199. The human race has been crushed in their war with the Gamilos, driven into underground cities by the invader's assault. Scientists estimate they have only a year left. The young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima receive a mysterious capsule from a ship that made an emergency landing on Mars and return with it to Earth. It contains humanity's last hope: the planet Iscandar on the other side of the Magellan Galaxy has the technology to defeat the Gamilos and restore the planet. The space battleship Yamato is entrusted with this task, but they have only one year before humanity ends.
#1 - Over the Black Light
Season 1 - Episode 18
Using the newly reactivated warp gateway, fighter pilot Shinohara scouts the intended shortcut to the halfway point at planet Balun. Once there, however, he discovers a vast fleet of over 10,000 Gamilas ships. However, Okita declares that the Yamato must fight its way through the enemy's massive armada if they want to reach the Large Magellanic Cloud in time.
#3 - Under a Rainbow Sun
Season 1 - Episode 20
Domel's task force engages the Yamato in a nebula dubbed the Rainbow Star Cluster. During a fierce battle in which the Yamato is heavily damaged and its Wave Motion Gun disabled, it is infiltrated by Gamilas operatives tasked to kidnap Yurisha of Iscandar.
#4 - Prison Planet 17
Season 1 - Episode 21
Yuki is taken to a Gamilas prison colony called Leptopoda. The Yamato is not far behind, its crew unknowingly seeking to resupply and repair. During a recon mission, Kodai and several others are also taken prisoner just before an old acquaintance foments a riot.
#5 - The Planet That We Head For
Season 1 - Episode 22
Okita's condition takes a turn for the worse as the rest of the crew learn an unpleasant secret about their quest for Iscandar. Meanwhile, Dessler's grudge against the Yamato becomes more personal than ever, and he prepares to welcome the humans to the heart of Gamilas territory with a weapon of instant destruction.
#6 - One Man's War
Season 1 - Episode 23
After being almost destroyed by Dessler's own Wave Motion Cannon, Okita orders the Yamato to launch an offensive at the Gamilas capital. However. Dessler escapes to his space fortress, the "Second Baleras" in a ship with Yuri on board. Dessler then drops a part of the fortress on the capital in an attempt to vanquish the Yamato while sacrificing his own people. While the rest of the crew engage it, Kodai departs to rescue Yuki by himself.
#7 - The Distant Promised Land
Season 1 - Episode 24
With Dessler gone and the Gamilas ceasing their hostilities, the Yamato at last reaches Iscandar. However. queen Starsha is in doubt about providing the assistance she promised upon seeing that the Earthlings used the technology that she entrusted to them as a weapon of mass destruction. After coming up with a decision, Starsha reveals to Kodai the ultimate fate of his brother as the crew of the Yamato prepares for the long journey back to Earth.
#9 - Memories of the Blue Planet
Season 1 - Episode 26
The Yamato is on the last legs of their journey back Earth. However, Kodai has little to celebrate as Yuki did not survive from the wounds she suffered in the last battle. However, witnessing the suffering of his brother, Mamoru's spirit appears next to him to create a miracle.