The New Voyage Timeline

About this list: this is a work-in-progress with the goal of assembling as complete a timeline as possible of the entire Yamato/Star Blazers phenomenon. Data will be added and revised as new information becomes available. As the entries on this list receive coverage elsewhere on this site, links will be added to help you find them. If you notice missing, incorrect, or incomplete items on this list, please contact us and make noise!

No-class 1979
No-class JAN
PRODUCTION ? production begins on The New Voyage tele-feature
PRODUCTION 17 Hideaki Yamamoto finishes first plot for The New Voyage
No-class FEB
PRODUCTION 5 Aritsune Toyota finishes second plot for The New Voyage
PRODUCTION 14 Aritsune Toyota finishes third plot for The New Voyage
PRODUCTION 25 Toshio Masuda finishes fourth plot for The New Voyage
PRODUCTION 28 Hideaki Yamamoto finishes fifth plot for The New Voyage
No-class APR
PRODUCTION 20 Leiji Matsumoto designs Admiral Deda for The New Voyage
PRODUCTION 24 Leiji Matsumoto designs Sasha for The New Voyage
No-class JUL
On Air 30 The New Voyage radio show special on All Night Nippon
On Air 31 The New Voyage is broadcast on Fuji Television. Audience rating: 30.6%
No-class AUG
MUSIC 1 EP: Yamato!! The New Voyage b/w Starsha, thoughts among the stars (Nippon Columbia)
MUSIC 1 EP: Sasha my love b/w Starsha instrumental (Nippon Columbia)
No-class SEP
MUSIC 1 LP & Cassette: The New Voyage symphonic album (Nippon Columbia)
BOOK 14 The New Voyage novel (Cobalt library/Shueisha)
book 14 The New Voyage hardcover novels 1 & 2 (Asahi Sonorama)
Publication 18 OUT Magazine publishes a cover story on The New Voyage and other Office Academy productions (Minori Shobo)
BOOK 29 The New Voyage manga volume 1 by Akira Hio (Sun comics/Asahi Sonorama)
BOOK 30 The New Voyage novel (Monkey library/Shueisha)
BOOK 30 The New Voyage novel (Fanfan library/Shueisha)
No-class OCT
Book 10 Roadshow magazine special: The New Voyage (Shueisha)
MUSIC 25 LP & Cassette: The New Voyage Drama album (Nippon Columbia)
Model ? Mecha Collection 16-18 (Bandai)
No-class NOV
Book 20 Anime cartoon masterpiece series #18 The New Voyage (Shogakukan)
Book 20 Keibunsha #49 The New Voyage ‘Big Encyclopedia’ (Kodansha)
MODEL ? Large-scale Dessler Carrier (Bandai)
No-class DEC
MUSIC 1 EP: Anime Karaoke series 2 Yamato & New Voyage (Nippon Columbia)
BOOK 25 The New Voyage manga volume 2 by Akira Hio (Sun comics/Asahi Sonorama)
No-class
No-class 1980
No-class FEB
Book 1 Terebi Magazine special: The New Voyage (Akita Shoten)
No-class MAY
BOOK 4 The New Voyage Deluxe hardcover (Office Academy)
No-class JUL
MODEL ? Small-scale Dessler Carrier (Bandai)
No-class AUG
book 1 The New Voyage ‘Complete Works’ novels 1 & 2 (Asahi Sonorama)
ON AIR 1 The New Voyage is rebroadcast on Fuji Television
No-class SEP
No-class
No-class 1981
No-class FEB
book 16 The New Voyage ‘SF’ novel (Asahi Sonorama)
No-class MAR
Cinema 14 ‘Space Roadshow’: The New Voyage and Be Forever Yamato double feature attracts 1.5 million viewers (through April 4)
No-class AUG
On Air 15 The New Voyage rebroadcast on Nippon Television’s ‘Saturday Special’
No-class NOV
Music 1 EP: Terebi manga best collection #22 The New Voyage b/w Arrivederci Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1982
No-class FEB
MUSIC 1 LP & Cassette: Choral suite New Voyage/Brave Raideen (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1983
No-class MAR
Video ? VHS & Beta: The New Voyage (Toei)
No-class
No-class 1984
No-class MAY
Event 10 Yamato films exhibited at Cannes Film Festival
No-class JUN
Video ? LD: The New Voyage (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1985
Video ? VHD: The New Voyage (Japan Victor)
No-class MAR
Video 21 LD & VHS: The New Voyage Music Video (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1988
No-class MAY
Event 11 Yamato movies and other Westcape productions marketed at Cannes Film Festival.
No-class
No-class 1989
Video ? LD: All five Yamato movies are released in a ‘Perfect Collection’ box set (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1990
No-class APR
Video 25 VHS: The New Voyage in ‘Perfect Collection’ packaging (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1992
No-class AUG
Video 25 LD: The New Voyage reissued with Hiroyuki Kitazume art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class SEP
Book 30 Yamato collection 3: The New Voyage Sun Wide Comics Special by Akira Hio (Asahi Sonorama)
No-class
No-class 1994
No-class JAN
Video 21 LD: Yamato III Perfect Collection box set includes deleted scenes from The New Voyage (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class NOV
VIDEO ? VHS: Subtitled version of The New Voyage released in US (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 1995
No-class JAN
MUSIC 1 CD: The New Voyage symphonic album (Nippon Columbia)
No-class APR
MUSIC 1 CD: The New Voyage Drama (Nippon Columbia)
No-class JUN
No-class SEP
MUSIC 21 CD: The New Voyage BGM collection (Nippon Columbia)
No-class OCT
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #2 by Studio Go! The New Voyage part 1 (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #3 by Studio Go! The New Voyage part 2 (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 1996
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #4 by Studio Go! The New Voyage part 3 (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class APR
PUBLICATION ? Star Blazers comic magazine #5 by Studio Go! The New Voyage part 4 (Argo Press/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 1998
No-class JUL
Video 25 LD & VHS: The New Voyage reissued with 25th anniversary Toshihiro Kawamoto art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1999
No-class JAN
ON AIR ? The Yamato movies are broadcast on CS Power Movie
No-class AUG
Video 25 DVD: The New Voyage (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 2000
No-class NOV
ON AIR 5 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 16 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 24 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class DEC
MUSIC 30 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ discs 5 & 6 (Columbia Records)
No-class
No-class 2002
No-class MAY
ON AIR 3 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class
No-class 2003
No-class JAN
ON AIR 5 All 5 Yamato movies rebroadcast on channel NECO
No-class APR
VIDEO ? DVD: The New Voyage subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 2004
No-class MAR
Video ? DVD: Yamato movie box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class SEP
Publication 26 Yamato 1979 Memorial fanzine published by fan group New World Academy
No-class OCT
Game 6 Reminiscences of Iscandar (Playstation 2/Bandai)
No-class NOV
MUSIC 25 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
Book 8 Reminiscences of Iscandar Complete Guide (Enterbrain)
No-class
No-class 2005
No-class APR
BOOK 19 The New Voyage manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
No-class MAY
MUSIC 18 CD: The New Voyage BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class NOV
CINEMA 4, 5 All five Yamato movies screen at Toho Virgin cinemas, Roppongi, Tokyo
No-class
No-class 2007
No-class AUG
Video 24 DVD: Space Battleship Yamato movies ‘Memorial Box’ (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 2009
No-class NOV
video 25 DVD: All five Yamato movies reissued (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class DEC
on air 9, 30 The New Voyage rebroadcast (Family Theatre TV network)
No-class
No-class 2010
No-class JAN
book 23 The New Voyage manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
No-class 2011
No-class NOV
online 24 The New Voyage streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 11/20)
No-class 2012
No-class FEB
MUSIC 16 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 5 reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
MUSIC 16 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
No-class OCT
MUSIC 21 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1979-I The New Voyage symphonic collection (Columbia)
No-class 2013
No-class MAR
MUSIC 20 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1979-II The New Voyage BGM collection (Columbia)
No-class APR
ON AIR 28 Yamato movie marathon (Family Theater)
No-class AUG
VIDEO 28 Bluray: The New Voyage (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class 2014
No-class SEP
video 17 DVD & Blu-ray: The New Voyage MV (Columbia)
No-class DEC
on air 3 Rebroadcast of The New Voyage (Star Channel)
on air 23 Rebroadcast of The New Voyage (Star Channel)
on air 27 Rebroadcast of The New Voyage (Star Channel)

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