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Release Date:
6 October 1974 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
The space battleship Yamato embarks on a voyage to the planet Iscandar, to retrieve a device that will rejuvenate a war-ravaged Earth. Full summary »
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Cast

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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 ... Chief Communications Officer Yoshikazu Aihara (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yoshito Yasuhara ... Radar Operator Kenjirô Ôta (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
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Series Directed by
Noboru Ishiguro (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Toshio Masuda (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Leiji Matsumoto (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Aritsune Toyota (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Eiichi Yamamoto (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Writing credits
Leiji Matsumoto (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yoshinobu Nishizaki (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Keisuke Fujikawa (17 episodes, 1974-1975)
Eiichi Yamamoto (6 episodes, 1975)
Maru Tamura (3 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Ken'ichi Nakamura .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yoshinobu Nishizaki .... producer (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Hisashichi Sano .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Tatsuo Shibayama .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Hisao Ueno .... animation producer (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Hiroshi Ôtake .... technical producer (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yasumi Mikamoto .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1974)
Kazunori Takanashi .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Hiroshi Miyagawa (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tateo Haraya (13 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
Hiroko Koshino (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Art Direction by
Hachirou Tsukima (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yasumi Mikamoto .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kazunori Takanashi .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1974-1975)
Susumu Ishizaki .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Shigeo Koshi .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Shûji Iuchi .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1974)
Yasuo Hasegawa .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Art Department
Leiji Matsumoto .... setting designer / storyboard artist (23 episodes, 1974-1975)
Noboru Ishiguro .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Sound Department
Mitsuru Kashiwabara .... sound effects editor (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Eiichi Miyauchi .... sound recordist: Avaco Studio (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Atsumi Tashiro .... sound director (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Special Effects by
Takeshi Fujii .... special effects artist (10 episodes, 1974-1975)
Masao Tazaki .... special effects artist (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kiyoko Morita .... special effects artist (3 episodes, 1974)
Kôya Niinuma .... special effects artist (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroshi Isagawa .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kenichi Yoshizaka .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Masaaki Fujita .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Tomomasa Yamazaki .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Hirokata Takahashi .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1974)
Setsuko Morioka .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Animation Department
Tsunehiro Okasako .... character designer / animation director / ... (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Toshihisa Tôjô .... background artist (15 episodes, 1974-1975)
Takeshi Shirato .... animation director / animator (9 episodes, 1974-1975)
Naoshi Yokose .... color designer (9 episodes, 1974-1975)
Toyoo Ashida .... animation director / animator (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jun'ichi Mizunô .... background artist (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Takumi Noda .... animator (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Akio Sakai .... animator (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Setsu Yoshihashi .... animator (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kazuo Hayashi .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yutaka Kawasuji .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kôzô Masanobu .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Keiichiro Mochizuki .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Seiichi Nodate .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jun Yanai .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yûji Yatabe .... animator (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kaoru Izumiguchi .... animator (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Hiroshige Amakasu .... animator (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Norio Andô .... animator: Studio Mates (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Takashi Asakura .... animator: Studio Mates (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yukihiko Iseda .... animator / animator: Tiger Production (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kenzô Koizumi .... animation director / animator: Studio Mates (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Hironori Misao .... animator (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Tsutomu Okamoto .... animator: Studio Mates (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Saeyo Tsuji .... animator (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Masayuki Uchiyama .... animator (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Takeru Yamazaki .... animator: Studio Mates (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Takao Ogawa .... animation director / animator (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Sachiko Tanigawa .... animator (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Shigeko Itô .... color designer (3 episodes, 1975)
Atsushi Ishiguro .... animator (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yoshinori Kanada .... animator (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michinori Shirado .... animator (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yoshimasa Iiyama .... animator / animator: Tiger Production (2 episodes, 1974)
Kakuko Hoshino .... animator / animator: Anime Room (2 episodes, 1975)
Mikio Tsuchiya .... animator / animator: Anime Room (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Other crew
Osamu Hirooka .... production desk (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yoshinobu Nishizaki .... planner / series composition (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yoshihiro Nozaki .... set production (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kazufumi Nomura .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Kinuyo Nozaki .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Hironori Nakagawa .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Satoru Ikegami .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1975)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Space Battleship Yamato" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Space Cruiser Yamato" - International (English title) (alternative transliteration)
"Star Blazers" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
Japan:30 min (26 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[closing song]
Chorus:A girl was waving her bright red scarf / Who do you think it is for? / It does not matter who it was for, / let everyone believe it was for them / When setting off on a journey, in the hearts of men / a piece of romance is needed / La-la-la la-la-la / La-la-la la-la-la / La-la-la a bright red scarf...
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Makkana Sukâfu (Scarlet Scarf)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not to be confused with the movie, 12 March 2006
Author: davedegeer from United States

I've been a fan of Matsumoto Leiji ever since I saw Dangard Ace many years ago, as well as Galaxy Express on Sci-Fi channel when they showed anime on Saturday mornings. I don't know why it took me so long to watch this show, but I highly recommend it.

This right here, the entry for Space Battleship Yamato, is the original series from which the '77 movie was derived. It fully chronicles the adventures of the crew of the Yamato, born from the wreckage of the WWII battleship, the last hope of Japan, or so it comes across that way in the series. I'm not sure how that was adapted when the show was made into Star Blazers, but I'd like to find out.

All the names I use here are the ones from the subtitles in the version I watched.

By the year 2199, Earth has been under constant bombardment from the planet Galimus for several decades. From their front line base on Pluto, they launch meteor bombs daily at the surface of the Earth, which has destroyed the surface, driving the entire populous into underground cities. But this does little to save the human race, as the meteors also spread a radioactive poison, which is slowly but inexorably seeping down into the crust. Their last hope (perhaps reflecting the feelings of Japan at the end of the war, or maybe not) is the first earth ship capable of faster-than-light travel, the Yamato. Launched in response to a message from Starsha of Iscandar, sister planet of Galimus, their mission is to retrieve an item called the Cosmo Cleaner, which can eliminate the poisons spread by the meteors. But, at the time of Yamato's departure, the amount of time mankind can survive is exactly one year. With out any help, can the crew of the Yamato travel the 148,000 light-years to Iscandar and back in one year, all the while being attacked by the space forces of Galimus?

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