Uchuu Senkan Yamato

Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscandar

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Synonyms: Space Battleship Yamato, Space Cruiser Yamato
Japanese: 宇宙戦艦ヤマト
English: Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscandar
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1974 to Mar 30, 1975
Premiered: Fall 1974
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.541 (scored by 79737,973 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4120
Members: 29,421
Favorites: 244

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Episodes: /26


In the year 2199, Earth is a mere shell of its former glory after a vicious bombardment by the Gamilas Empire. The inhabitants have been forced underground to escape the irradiated surface, but the deadly radiation inches closer and closer to the retreating population. With only one year before complete and utter extermination, time is fast running out and hope is in short supply.

So far, any attempt to escape or retaliate has been instantly annihilated by the alien empire—until an emergency transmission from the planet Iscandar in a neighboring galaxy offers a glimmer of hope to save the doomed planet. Covertly, Earth's Self Defense Force constructs a faster than light engine for a journey to Iscandar. Armed with new weapons and a determined crew of fearless navy men, the World War II era battleship Yamato is reborn as Space Battleship Yamato. She and her crew set out on a perilous journey across the stars to save their home and the entire human race.

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Winner of the 1975 Seiun Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"Uchuu Senkan Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト)" by Isao Sasaki (eps 1-21,23-25)

Ending Theme

1: "Makka na Scarf" by Isao Sasaki (eps 1-21,23-25)
2: "Uchuu Senkan Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト)" by Isao Sasaki (eps 22)


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 ...
Aug 30, 2017
I first saw this series as a kid in the early 80s. It was branded in the U.S. as "Star Blazers" and I would wake up extra early on Saturday mornings to watch it. Along with (but vastly superior to) Battle of the Planets and Speed Racer it was my intro to anime and it sparked several lines of interest in my life that have continued to the present.

It basically brings the outline from the Jason and the Argonauts myth and updates it into a very entertaining space drama.

This is a classic series and as such the artwork, music, and characters are not nearly ...
Oct 21, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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