Ranked #948

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
Premiered: Fall 1974
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #9482
Popularity: #2714
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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)


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Episode Director

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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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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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May 24, 2015
Written by Leiji Matsumoto, I was super excited to watch this. Known as Star Blazers in America, its debut was in 1979 and the broadcast consisted of Yamato with its' two sequels. It wasn't until I re-watched the original Mobile Suit Gundam for the x-th time and wanted more space opera-type shows that I discovered Matsumoto's work. However, until now I had only watched his shows in scattered episodes never fully completing any of his shows.

Coming out in 1974, the art is very impressive compared to previous anime with minor hiccups occasionally cropping up. The music is pretty epic like that of old Soviet hymns, 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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