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Space Battleship Yamato is a Japanese science fiction anime series featuring an eponymous spacecraft. It is also known to English-speaking audiences as Space Cruiser Yamato; an English-dubbed and heavily edited version of the series was broadcast on North American and Australian television as Star Blazers. The first two seasons of this version were broadcast in Greece in 1981-82 as Διαστημόπλοιο Αργώ. An Italian-language version was also broadcast under the name Star Blazers in Italy, and a Portuguese-language version was successfully shown in Brazil under the title Patrulha Estelar and Viaje a la Ultima Galaxia or Astronave Intrepido in Spain and Latin America.

It is a seminal series in the history of anime, marking a turn towards more complex serious works and influencing works such as Mobile Suit Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion; Hideaki Anno has ranked Yamato his favorite anime and credited it with sparking his interest in anime.

Yamato was the first anime series or movie to win the Seiun Award, a feat not repeated until the 1985 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

  1. Leiji Matsumoto


  2. Yoshinobu Nishizaki


Series Cast

  1. Kei Tomiyama as Susumu Kodai

    Kei Tomiyama

    Susumu Kodai

    77 Episodes

  2. Gorō Naya as Juzo Okita

    Gorō Naya

    Juzo Okita

    77 Episodes

  3. Shūsei Nakamura as Daisuke Shima

    Shūsei Nakamura

    Daisuke Shima

    77 Episodes

  4. Yoko Asagami as Yuki Mori

    Yoko Asagami

    Yuki Mori

    77 Episodes

  5. Takeshi Aono as Shiro Sanada

    Takeshi Aono

    Shiro Sanada

    77 Episodes

  6. Ichiro Nagai as Hikozaemon Tokugawa

    Ichiro Nagai

    Hikozaemon Tokugawa

    77 Episodes

  7. Kenichi Ogata as Analyzer

    Kenichi Ogata


    77 Episodes

  8. Yoshito Yasuhara as Kenjiro Ota

    Yoshito Yasuhara

    Kenjiro Ota

    77 Episodes

  9. Taichiro Hirokawa as Mamoru Kodai

    Taichiro Hirokawa

    Mamoru Kodai

    77 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1980 • 25 Episodes

Space Battleship Yamato III is the third TV season of the Space Battleship Yamato franchise, produced in Japan in 1980. The story begins at an undisclosed date, but was traditionally believed to have taken place in the year 2205 due to statements made in several of the publications devoted to Yamato III. However, the sequel film, Final Yamato, explicitly took place in late 2203, so after the film was released, the date of Yamato III was assumed to be early 2203.

Yamato, Shoot the Sun

(3x25, April 4, 1981) Season Finale

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Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato


Original Name 宇宙戦艦ヤマト

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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