In the year 2199, the space battleship Yamato embarks on a voyage to the planet Iscandar, to retrieve a device that will rejuvenate a war-ravaged Earth.
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Series cast summary:
Kei Tomiyama ...
 Combat Chief Susumu Kodai (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gorô Naya ...
 Captain Jûzô Okita (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Shûsei Nakamura ...
 Chief Navigator Daisuke Shima (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yôko Asagami ...
 Yuki Mori (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Takeshi Aono ...
 Science Officer Shirô Sanada (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ichirô Nagai ...
 Chief Engineer Hikozaemon Tokugawa / ... (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
 Analyzer (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Shinji Nomura ...
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 Radar Operator Kenjirô Ôta (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
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In the year 2199, Earth is invaded by an extraterrestrial race known as the Gamilas, who hail from a dying planet and decide to make Earth their new home. The Gamilas proceed to rain radioactive bombs on Earth, rendering the planet's surface arid and uninhabitable (but hospitable for their race). Earth's space fleet is hopelessly outclassed by the Gamilas and all seems lost... until a mysterious space probe is retrieved on Mars. The probe contains blueprints, and a message from Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar, who claims to have a device which can cleanse Earth of its radiation damage. The blueprints are of a supercraft that can enable any ship to head to Iscandar (situated in another galaxy) and back in a year, and with these plans the denizens of Earth secretly rebuild a Japanese battleship, the Yamato, into a great space battleship. A small but intrepid crew of 114 departs for Iscandar in the Yamato to acquire the device... but with the menace of the Gamilas, can they succeed ... Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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The "Yamato" theme score was loosely based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Third Symphony (the Second Movement). Leiji Matsumoto recommended using this score as inspiration to the series composer Hiroshi Miyagawa. See more »

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[opening song]
Chorus: Bid farewell to the Earth / for our ship is setting off / The Space Battleship, Yamato... / Through space we travel towards Iscandar / with the fate of humanity upon our shoulders / We will return, for sure! / We smile back at the waving crowd... / Leaving the galaxy, heading toward Iscandar / We face a great journey / in the Space Battleship, Yamato...
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Followed by Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Uchuu Senkan Yamato (Space Battleship Yamato)
Lyrics by Yû Aku
Musical Arraignments by Hiroshi Miyagawa
Performed by Isao Sasaki & Musical Academy
Courtesy of Columbia Records, Asahi Sonorama
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Starblazers Theme
20 October 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Lyrics for Starblazers Opening Theme (1st Season)

We're off to outer space We're leaving Mother Earth To save the human race Our Star Blazers

Searching for a distant star Heading off to Iscandar Leaving all we love behind Who knows what danger we'll find?

We must be strong and brave Our home we've got to save If we don't in just one year Mother Earth will disappear

Fighting with the Gamilons We won't stop until we've won Then we'll return and when we arrive The Earth will survive With our Star Blazers

Opeming Theme for Second Season

We're off to outer space We're leaving mother Earth To save the human race Our Star Blazers

A cry for help, a desperate plight Makes our Star Force reunite As we rush to meet our fate The Comet Empire awaits

We must be strong and brave To stop its evil ways If Zordar's plot should work He'll destroy the universe

We'll fight the Comet Empire Battle through the raining fire Filled with the hope that Earth will survive We'll keep peace alive with Our Star Blazers


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