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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 52)
Kei Tomiyama ... Susumu Kodai (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Leiji Matsumoto (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Eiichi Yamamoto (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kazunori Tanabashi (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kazuhiko Utagawa (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shigeru Kawakita (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Takeshi Shirato (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Toyoo Ashida (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Hiroshi Sasagawa (2 episodes, 1980)
Series Writing credits
Hideaki Yamamoto (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
Eiichi Yamamoto (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shôji Nemoto (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Keisuke Fujikawa (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Motoo Fukuo .... supervising producer (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Yoshinobu Nishizaki .... executive producer / planner (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Yoshihiro Nozaki .... supervising producer (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Osamu Yamane .... supervising producer: YTV (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tetsuhisa Yamada .... supervising producer (24 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kazuo Yokoyama .... supervising producer (24 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Original Music by
Hiroshi Miyagawa (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Cinematography by
Nobuyuki Sugaya (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Art Direction by
Kazue Itô (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Geki Katsumata (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Production Management
Kazufumi Nomura .... production manager (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norihisa Ozawa .... assistant episode director (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Keiji Namisato .... assistant episode director (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Akira Kurooka .... assistant episode director (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Hiromichi Matano .... assistant episode director (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Art Department
Kazuo Miyagawa .... artboards (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Yoshiharu Wakai .... color key (24 episodes, 1980-1981)
Takeshi Shirato .... storyboard artist (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Hiroshi Sasagawa .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Seiji Endô .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Sound Department
Mitsuru Kashiwabara .... sound effects editor (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Hisayoshi Takahashi .... sound mixer (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Toshiki Toriumi .... sound director (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Special Effects by
Isao Yamamoto .... special effects (1 episode, 1980)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Katsuhiro Miyamoto .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Hisao Taguchi .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Minoru Takaishi .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susumu Yamakawa .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Animation Department
Yutaka Arai .... inbetween checker (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Katsumi Itabashi .... mechanical designer: Submarine (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kenzô Koizumi .... chief animation director / animation director (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kazunori Tanabashi .... supervising animation director / animation director (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kazuhiko Utagawa .... animation director (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tadashi Shirakawa .... animator (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Yukiyoshi Hane .... animator (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Yoshinori Kanada .... animator (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shirô Murata .... animator (4 episodes, 1981)
Toyoo Ashida .... animation director (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Nobuyoshi Hoshikawa .... animator (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Takeshi Shirato .... animation director (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kaoru Izumiguchi .... animator (2 episodes, 1980)
Shin'ya Takahashi .... animation director (2 episodes, 1980)
Series Music Department
Mitsuhiro Koyama .... music producer (24 episodes, 1980-1981)
Series Other crew
Nozomu Matsui .... production work (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tomoko Nitto .... record keeper (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kinuyo Nozaki .... setting production (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tamiyuki Tomita .... production desk (25 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shigeki Yagi .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Atsushi Kugimaru .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Toshiyuki Morii .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shinji Nakamura .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Isao Fujinami .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Munehisa Higuchi .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1980-1981)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uchû senkan Yamato III" - Japan (original title)
"Star Blazers: Bolar Wars" - USA (dubbed version)
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Japan:30 min

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Underrated chapter of the saga, 15 February 2012
Author: Takeshi666 from Finland

Space Battleship Yamato III gets frequently overlooked in favour of it's predecessors - I believe a major contributor to this may be the fact that it's English-dubbed version, Bolar Wars, was released years later after Star Blazers and sporting an entirely new voice cast and a slipshod translation which didn't win it any favours.

The original version is, in my opinion, not merely as good as the previous two series but *better*. While the basic premise is pretty much the same, earth is in danger, Yamato heads out to get help...but that's where the similarities end. This time around, earth is in the same predicament as Gamilus was in the first series, and most of the series, Yamato (with several other unnamed ships which are implied to be upon the same task) seeks for another planet for humanity to migrate to. Somewhere deep in space, Desslok is engaging in a war against another superpower, the Bolar Federation, and soon Musumu Kodai and his friends are in the middle of this armed conflict. While Yamato spends much of the first half in battle, the story takes a turn into something far more interesting when Desslok discovers that Yamato is now involved in his campaign, and the story does not let go until the end.

Why does Yamato III rate better than it's predecessors in my opinion? It falls victim far less frequently the kind of stupidity series 1, 2 and especially New Voyage and Be Forever suffered from; namely characters foolishly getting themselves killed or acting just downright stupid for no reason and getting *others* killed instead (looking at you, Mamoru and Starsha).

If you enjoyed Yamato and Yamato II, you're going to enjoy Yamato III as well.

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