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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 - 1979 Starblazers Theme Cover by Arsenette

Published August 16, 2018

In celebration of the Funimation release of "Space Battleship Yamato 2199" on Bluray/DVD in both English and Japanese for the Western audience (Amazon affiliated link: ) I wanted to do something special.  Inspired by the ワンドロヤマト "One hour drawing Yamato" that goes on in Japan via Twitter #ymt60draw (Thanks to Poki for the heads up - ) I wanted to try doing something that took me an hour to do.  I don't draw that well anymore so I figured I try singing the theme song in English.  There is no English version for the 2199 version so I reverted back to my original version from way back in 1979.  I arranged it to be a slower pace than the original (inspired by the early episodes of 2199) and a Capella since I didn't want to use the original music. These are the English Lyrics to Starblazers as it aired in Season 1 in the West when I was a kid. Hope you like it and please mind the scratchy voice as I'm suffering from cedar allergies which apparently are brand new to me.

Please support the original releases as they are near and dear to my heart.  The original 2199 crew that remade a FANTASTIC series and made it better, Crunchyroll for license rescuing it and bring the original to the West and Funimation for an amazing English dub.  Now with a great Bluray release it is a perfect time to jump into the series as a new fan while honoring the nostalgia for the original.  I'm still holding out hope that some day Funimation dubs the song in English for us old geezers that still sing these English lyrics every time the opening to this show starts. LOL

If you haven't seen it yet, the series is available for legal streaming as of this recording.

Sung by me: Arsenette Reiter
Lyrics: Ginny Reddington

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