In the year 2199, the space battleship Yamato embarks on a voyage to the planet Iscandar, to retrieve a device that will rejuvenate a war-ravaged Earth.
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Series cast summary:
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ...  Combat Chief Susumu Kodai 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Gorô Naya ...  Captain Jûzô Okita 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Shûsei Nakamura Shûsei Nakamura ...  Chief Navigator Daisuke Shima 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Yôko Asagami ...  Yuki Mori 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Takeshi Aono ...  Science Officer Shirô Sanada 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Ichirô Nagai ...  Chief Engineer Hikozaemon Tokugawa / ... 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Analyzer 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Shinji Nomura Shinji Nomura ...  Chief Communications Officer Yoshikazu Aihara 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Yoshito Yasuhara Yoshito Yasuhara ...  Radar Operator Kenjirô Ôta 26 episodes, 1974-1975
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In the year 2199, Earth is invaded by an extraterrestrial race known as the Gamilas, who hail from a dying planet and decide to make Earth their new home. The Gamilas proceed to rain radioactive bombs on Earth, rendering the planet's surface arid and uninhabitable (but hospitable for their race). Earth's space fleet is hopelessly outclassed by the Gamilas and all seems lost... until a mysterious space probe is retrieved on Mars. The probe contains blueprints, and a message from Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar, who claims to have a device which can cleanse Earth of its radiation damage. The blueprints are of a supercraft that can enable any ship to head to Iscandar (situated in another galaxy) and back in a year, and with these plans the denizens of Earth secretly rebuild a Japanese battleship, the Yamato, into a great space battleship. A small but intrepid crew of 114 departs for Iscandar in the Yamato to acquire the device... but with the menace of the Gamilas, can they succeed ... Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 October 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Blazers See more »

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Production Co:

Office Academy See more »
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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kaoru Shintani, the ship's cook, was named after Leiji Matsumoto's assistant Kaoru Shintani. Shintani would go on to make his own career in anime, with a distinct influence from Matsumoto. See more »

Quotes

[opening song]
Chorus: Bid farewell to the Earth / for our ship is setting off / The Space Battleship, Yamato... / Through space we travel towards Iscandar / with the fate of humanity upon our shoulders / We will return, for sure! / We smile back at the waving crowd... / Leaving the galaxy, heading toward Iscandar / We face a great journey / in the Space Battleship, Yamato...
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Connections

Followed by Saraba uchû senkan Yamato: Ai no senshitachi (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Uchuu Senkan Yamato (Space Battleship Yamato)
Lyrics by Yû Aku
Musical Arraignments by Hiroshi Miyagawa
Performed by Isao Sasaki & Musical Academy
Courtesy of Columbia Records, Asahi Sonorama
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Starblazers Theme
20 October 2006 | by hudsoo-1See all my reviews

Lyrics for Starblazers Opening Theme (1st Season)

We're off to outer space We're leaving Mother Earth To save the human race Our Star Blazers

Searching for a distant star Heading off to Iscandar Leaving all we love behind Who knows what danger we'll find?

We must be strong and brave Our home we've got to save If we don't in just one year Mother Earth will disappear

Fighting with the Gamilons We won't stop until we've won Then we'll return and when we arrive The Earth will survive With our Star Blazers

Opeming Theme for Second Season

We're off to outer space We're leaving mother Earth To save the human race Our Star Blazers

A cry for help, a desperate plight Makes our Star Force reunite As we rush to meet our fate The Comet Empire awaits

We must be strong and brave To stop its evil ways If Zordar's plot should work He'll destroy the universe

We'll fight the Comet Empire Battle through the raining fire Filled with the hope that Earth will survive We'll keep peace alive with Our Star Blazers


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