The new anime TV series, Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is confirmed to span up to 26 episode long while its film counterpart will be split into 7.

First film, which will premiere on April 7, 2012, will consist of the first two episodes from the anime while the rest of the film will each be made of four episodes.

Synopsis of the First Yamato aired in 1974
In the distant future, the war between the human race and the Gamilon has taken its toll on the planet Earth. Constant bombardment of radioactive asteroids has rendered the planet’s atmosphere uninhabitable. As a means of relief aid, Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar offers the Earth Forces a device that can completely neutalize the radiation off the planet. For this task, the space battleship Yamato is launched from the remains of its World War II ancestor on a 148,000 light-year journey. However, the crew of the Yamato has only one Earth year to travel to Iscandar and back, or the human race will come to an end. [ANN]

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Teaser Trailer