Here’s the story:
2199 AD. Yamato tried to leave behind the great Magellan system, after receiving a “Cosmo Reverse System” at his destination, Iskandal. However, suddenly, he encounters a mysterious group at the edge of the Magellan system. He finds out that they are called the “Gatlantis,” and that their leader is the Gutaba expedition group’s governor-general who calls himself “Goran Dagam of the Thunder,” and the governor-general demands that Yamato be handed over to him. Yamato, wanting to hurry to Earth, escapes the fray. However, Yamato is attacked by a vicious beam weapon called the “Flame Direct Attack Cannon” that can transcend space.
Yamato was able to retreat within a hair’s breadth, but ends up getting himself lost, and finds himself in a strangely-colored irregular dimension. He decides to turn off the engine on the ship, and explore the mysterious planet. In order to collect information, Kodai, Kirio, Sawamura, Niima, and Aihara also arrive at the planet. What they saw when they arrived was a ship that wasn’t supposed to be there.
Dagam chases after the traces of Yamato’s warp, and also reaches the strangely-colored galaxy. The planet on which Yamato landed was in fact what Dagam had been looking for all along.
I fucking knew it. While it certainly does not take a rocket scientist, I predicted that Gatlantis would be appearing in the story eventually. Ah, that feels good. Yamato 2199 is a gigantic fangasm for anyone that is a fan of the original. It’s hard to describe, but I think an American counterpart would be the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its huge metanarrative (I knew they would tie in Guardians of the Galaxy with the Avengers… I almost hit the floor when Thanos showed up – I don’t really know anything about comics, though).
There’s also this neat picture:
Not sure what that ship is in the background – perhaps a new Andromeda design? Considering how faithful they’ve been, I don’t see that as being likely. It kinda looks like a Gelvades Class Astro Battleship-carrier, but those were destroyed by the Yamato.
Eh. I’m not too good with ships.