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Uchuu Senkan Yamato

Uchuu Senkan Yamato

Alternative Titles

English: Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscandar
Synonyms: Space Battleship Yamato, Space Cruiser Yamato
Japanese: 宇宙戦艦ヤマト


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1974 to Mar 30, 1975
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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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.

(Source: ANN)


Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Oct 6, 1974 to Mar 30, 1975
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Shin Uchuu Senkan Yamato, Uchuu Senkan Yamato
Summary: Uchuu Senkan Yamato (Movie)
Sequel: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2
Alternative version: Yamato 2520, Dai Yamato Zero-gou, Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199

Characters & Voice Actors

Desler, Aberdt
Desler, Aberdt
Ibu, Masatou
Ibu, Masatou
Kodai, Susumu
Kodai, Susumu
Tomiyama, Kei
Tomiyama, Kei
Mori, Yuki
Mori, Yuki
Ichiryuusai, Harumi
Ichiryuusai, Harumi
Okita, Juuzou
Okita, Juuzou
Naya, Goro
Naya, Goro


Ishiguro, Noboru
Matsumoto, Leiji
Director, Original Creator
Iuchi, Shuji
Episode Director
Ashida, Toyoo
Episode Director, Animation Director

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Jan 10, 2010
Space Battleship Yamato marks one of the most crucial watershed moments in anime. It is the science-fiction epic for an entire generation of anime fans, some of whom would end up working on future efforts such as Mobile Suit Gundam, SDF Macross, and many, many others. Its influence pervades nearly every science fiction anime series told in its wake, and its storytelling has most certainly stood the test of time.

That being said, it is important to note that Yamato has aged remarkably well. Where many older series’ can be hindered by comparatively poor animation qualities, a lack of detail due to shoestring read more
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Nov 21, 2010
Well, this is my first review, so please go easy on me.

I came to be interested in the anime, since I like naval-related stuff, therefore, the name Space Battleship Yamato made me think about the very well known Battleship Yamato, the Imperial Navy's pride during WW2. I did not know ANYTHING about the anime before deciding to watch it. Now I know about it's well renowned reputation as a pioneer in the science fiction genre. It was also one of the first (if not first!) anime being broadcasted in the US (with a LOT of modifications). Luckily, I watched the original Japanese version. So read more
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Oct 21, 2014
Space battleship Yamato does not live up to it's reputation for me, however I see why people like it a lot.

Story (5.5)- For the most part the story's your stereotypical humans vs. aliens story. Though there are times when it rises above that. You might think the Yamato's plot amour (which was done to conserve the anime's budget) would sink the show however for the most part it uses interesting tactics to get out of the sticky situations the Yamato is put in. The aliens also have a concrete reason as to why they are attacking Earth. Yamato has influenced countless si-fi titles read more
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Sep 9, 2011
I've seen this over different periods in my life.
The first was when I was a young kid and ran home from school to get there in time to watch it. I really liked it.
It was also my first experience with this type of Anime or Japanese Cartoons or Animation and I really did love the story line that I've never seen in animated shows before. It was unique.
Even though the art work was crude though it was a sign of the early times and they made some blunders in it the concept of advanced physics they tried read more
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The ship designs and the space opera animation are almost the same. 
reportRecommended by Jmac - Add to favorites
Both are sci-fi shows about humans living on a soon to be dead planet Earth trying to fend off alien attacks. They are from the same era and feature a similar vibe all around, as well as similar animation. Tekkaman has more of a focus on action. 
Both series involve humanity dealing with hostile extraterrestrials, and have nearly invincible battle ships. 
They are both good space opera anime that involves a lot of fighting in space for a certain goal. I would recommend both of these towards any sci-fi lover! 
Old school space anime from the 70's. In both series it's about two parties being at war, with both series having a machine as a symbol of hope in ending the war. A mobile suit called Gundam, and a reborn battleship from the WW II, modified into a space battleship, Yamato. 
Both are classic series from the 70's. Each have a great story and characters. 

Opening Theme

"宇宙戦艦ヤマト (Uchuu Senkan Yamato)" by Isao Sasaki

Ending Theme

"Makka na Scarf" by Isao Sasaki

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