Uchuu Senkan Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato
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Uchuu Senkan Yamato

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Cosmoship Yamato
Japanese: 宇宙戦艦ヤマト
English: Space Battleship Yamato
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1974 to Dec 1979
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Mecha Mecha, Military Military
Serialization: Boukenou
Authors: Matsumoto, Leiji (Story & Art)


Score: 6.591 (scored by 398398 users)
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Ranked: #146282
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Popularity: #12208
Members: 1,352
Favorites: 6


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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /18


The human race has one year left to live. Aliens known as the Gamilas have attacked Earth, poisoning it with radioactivity and driving humans underground. As humankind grows sicker by the day, their final hope is the Space Battleship Yamato–constructed from secret plans and equipped with advanced technology. Its mission: to reach a distant planet and bring back a cure to save humanity. Will the ship and its crew rescue the Earth in time?

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)


Uchuu Senkan Yamato was published in English as Space Battleship Yamato by Seven Seas Entertainment as a 3-in-1 omnibus volume on April 9, 2019.



Mar 25, 2024
People who enjoy vintage sci-fi will enjoy this. I'm not saying this is the greatest or even the most entertaining manga ever, but it is one that feels quintessential of the time period. One of those things where reading it almost transports you back to the 70s. I can hear Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Aerosmith, AC/DC and The Rolling Stones in these pages. I can imagine being a child reading this and going in line to see Star Wars. As it is about 50 years old, there are some things that don't necessarily age well in that it has a simple good guys vs. bad ...
Dec 31, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Space Battleship Yamato, a classic that shaped Japanese military sci-fi fiction, a work that would later me remade and reimagined many times, her is where it began. Question is, how well did it age?

Among the first things that one could notice is that the original manga has only 3 volumes, while the first adaptation has 26 episodes. While I haven’t seen the anime yet, I can say that the manga does feel a bit bare-bone, like a draft for future works. There is a feel of absence of “fillers”, something to add between the start of the journey and its end. The plot is too ...
Apr 29, 2023
Besides being obviously outdated, which can't be helped, it feels weak even accounting for that.
It could be nice for an easily impressed kid that loves space exploration, but then the manga format and the length doesn't help much on it being lively for anyone younger than your grandpa.

Manga is well-illustrated and printed in excellent paper (newpop prime PT-BR), and can be a window to the past regarding art style and what people of that time expected for the future. So it could actually be used in art studies/references in some very specific cases.
"Battles" feels off and dead, it doesn't capture the movements too well.
Character ...

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