Series 3 Timeline

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No-class 1979
No-class DEC
production ? Eiichi Yamamoto appointed Supervising Director of Yamato III TV series
No-class 1980
No-class FEB
Production ? Space Battleship Yamato III TV series preproduction and mecha design begin
No-class APR
Production ? Yamato III planning book completed, mecha design suspended
No-class JUN
Production ? Yamato III mecha design resumes
No-class SEP
Production 18 Yamato III voice recording begins
on air 25 Space Battleship Yamato: All the Love and Adventure TV special introduces Yamato III (Yomiuri TV)
PRODUCTION 29 Music recording, first session
No-class OCT
Publication 1 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa debuts in Adventure King Magazine (Akita Shoten)
On Air 11 Yamato III TV series Episode 1: The solar system faces destruction! (Yomiuri Television, Saturday nights)
On Air 18 Yamato III Episode 2: The great battle in the Milky Way!
On Air 25 Yamato III Episode 3: Yamato sets sail at dawn!
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #19 covers Yamato III
PRODUCTION ? Music recording, second session
Product ? Glico confectionary campaign begins for Yamato III
Product ? ‘Popynica’ Yamato Toy (Popy)
Product ? ‘DX Popynica’ Yamato Toy (Popy)
Product ? Gummy Yamato Toy (Popy)
game ? Yamato III ‘Wave-Motion Gun Set’ shooting game (Popy)
No-class NOV
Publication 1 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 2 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
On Air 1 Yamato III Episode 4: Hit Mars!
On Air 8 Yamato III Episode 5: SOS! Spaceship Rajendora!
On Air 15 Yamato III Episode 6: Fierce battle near Planet 11!
On Air 22 Yamato III Episode 7: The rough seas of Planet Alpha!
On Air 29 Yamato III Episode 8: The last pioneer!
production ? Yomiuri TV network reduces Yamato III series from 52 episodes to 25
PRODUCTION ? Music recording, third session
No-class DEC
Publication 1 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 3 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
On Air 6 Yamato III Episode 9: Duel at Planet Barnard!
Music 10 EP: Yamato Be Forever b/w Parting (Nippon Columbia)
On Air 13 Yamato III Episode 10: Counterattack of Dagon’s new fleet!
On Air 20 Yamato III Episode 11: Yamato in danger! The demonic Cygnus airspace!
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #20 covers Yamato III
On Air 27 Yamato III Episode 12: The penal colony in space!
Publication 29 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 4 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
Product ? ‘Big Scale DX’ Yamato Toy (Popy)
Product ? Yamato ‘Space Collection’ Spaceships; set of 10 (Popy)
Product ? Yamato ‘DX Space Collection’ box set (Popy)
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No-class 1981
No-class JAN
On Air 3 Yamato III Episode 13: Dreadful! The Bolar Federation!
On Air 10 Yamato III Episode 14: The dimensional submarine Galman Wolf!
On Air 17 Yamato III Episode 15: Yamato is captured!
On Air 24 Yamato III Episode 16: The day of Dessler!
On Air 31 Yamato III Episode 17: Critical moment of Dessler’s empire!
No-class FEB
Publication 3 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 5 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
Book 10 Yamato III ‘Complete Works’ novel part 1 (Asahi Sonorama)
On Air 14 Yamato III Episode 18: The angry sun!
On Air 21 Yamato III Episode 19: The way to Planet Phantom!
Music 25 LP & Cassette: Yamato III Symphonic Suite suite (Nippon Columbia)
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #21 covers Yamato III
On Air 28 Yamato III Episode 20: Phantom planet!
No-class MAR
Publication 3 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 6 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
On Air 7 Yamato III Episode 21: Shattered hope!
On Air 14 Yamato III Episode 22: Farewell, planet of dreams!
On Air 21 Yamato III Episode 23: Fierce battle! Skalagek Star Cluster!
On Air 28 Yamato III Episode 24: The secret of Planet Shalbart!
Book 30 Yamato III manga volume 1 by Takayuki Masuo (Sun comics/Asahi Sonorama)
No-class APR
Publication 1 Yamato III Anime Comics debut in the first issue of My Anime Magazine (Akita Shoten)
Publication 3 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 7 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
On Air 4 Yamato III Episode 25: Yamato, shoot the sun! (conclusion) Average audience rating: 15.4%
Book 20 Yamato III ‘Complete Works’ novel part 2 (Asahi Sonorama)
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #22 covers Yamato III
Model ? Galman/Gamilas Battleship (Bandai)
No-class MAY
Publication 2 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 8 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
Books 15 Yamato III novels 1 & 2 (Cobalt Library/Shueisha)
Model ? 1/6000 Dessler command ship (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection 23-26 (Bandai)
No-class JUN
Publication 3 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 9 (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
Book 10 Yamato III ‘Complete Works’ novel part 3 (Asahi Sonorama)
Music 11 LP & Cassette: Yamato III Drama album (Nippon Columbia)
Book 25 Yamato III novel (Monkey Library/Shueisha)
Book 25 Yamato III novel (Fanfan Library/Shueisha)
Book 30 Roman Album #43 Space Battleship Yamato III (Tokuma Shoten)
Model ? 1/2400 Galman/Gamilas Carrier (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection 27-30 (Bandai)
No-class JUL
Book 1 Perfect Memoir #17 Yamato III (Leed Company)
Publication 3 Yamato III manga by Hiroshi Aizawa Chapter 10/conclusion (Adventure King Magazine, Akita Shoten)
Book 30 Yamato III manga volume 2 by Takayuki Masuo (Sun comics/Asahi Sonorama)
No-class OCT
Music 1 EP: Terebi manga best collection #21 Yamato III b/w Lupin III songs (Nippon Columbia)
MUSIC 25 LP: Mitsuko Horie’s Anime Best Hit album features Yamato III song (Nippon Columbia)
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book ? Yamato III Sonosheet book (Asahi Sonorama)
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No-class 1982
No-class JUN
Publication 1 Yamato III Anime Comics conclude in My Anime Magazine (Akita Shoten)
No-class JUL
book 15 TV Anime Complete Works volume 3 (Akita Shoten)
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No-class 1983
No-class DEC
On Air 28 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast
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No-class 1984
No-class DEC
On Air 26 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on Fuji Television
No-class
No-class 1985
No-class JAN
Video 21 VHS & Beta: Yamato III compilation movie (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
On Air ? Yamato III is added to the Star Blazers syndication package, increasing the number of episodes to 77
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No-class 1987
No-class DEC
On Air 30 Yamato III compilation movie rebroadcast on Hiroshima Television
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No-class 1988
Video ? VHS: Star Blazers is released in the US (Kidmark)
Music ? CD: Walking Songs by Mitsuko Horie features Yamato III song (Nippon Columbia)
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No-class 1990
No-class SEP
Video 25 VHS: Yamato III ‘triptych’ style tapes 1 & 2 (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class OCT
Video 25 VHS: Yamato III ‘triptych’ style tapes 3 & 4 (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class NOV
Video 22 VHS: Yamato III ‘triptych’ style tape 5 (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 1992
No-class FEB
Video 28 LD & VHS: Yamato III compilation movie (Westcape Corporation/Sobi Entertainment)
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No-class 1993
Video ? VHS: Star Blazers series 1, 2, and 3 released in the US (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 1994
No-class JAN
Video 21 LD: Yamato III Perfect Collection with Toshiyuki Kubooka box art (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 1995
No-class JAN
Music 1 CD: Yamato III Symphonic Suite (Nippon Columbia)
No-class APR
Music 1 CD: Yamato III Drama (Nippon Columbia)
No-class JUN
On Air 15 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on Chiba Television
No-class AUG
On Air 10 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on Osaka Television
On Air 18 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on Chiba Television
Music 19 CD: Mitsuko Horie Best & Best 2-disc compilation features Yamato III song (Nippon Columbia)
No-class SEP
Music 21 CD: Yamato III BGM collection (Nippon Columbia)
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No-class 1998
No-class OCT
Video 25 LD & VHS: Yamato III volumes 1-4 with Toshiyuki Kubooka art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class NOV
Video 25 LD & VHS: Yamato III volumes 5-7 with Toshiyuki Kubooka art (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 1999
No-class MAR
On Air 21, 26 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on CS Power Movie
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No-class
No-class 2001
No-class FEB
Music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 7 (Columbia Records)
No-class MAY
Video 25 DVD: Yamato III TV series ‘Memorial Box’ with art by Hirotoshi Sano (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 2002
No-class MAY
On Air 13 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on Anime Network Japan
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No-class 2003
No-class JAN
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAR
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAY
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 3 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUN
On Air 9 Yamato III TV series is rebroadcast on Family Theatre
No-class JUL
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class SEP
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 5 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class OCT
On Air 7 Yamato III TV series is rebroadcast on Family Theatre
No-class NOV
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 6 and box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2004
No-class NOV
Music 25 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2005
No-class MAY
Music 18 CD: Yamato III BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2007
No-class OCT
Product 15 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘Yamato III version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
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No-class 2009
No-class OCT
Product 1 The Bolar Wars: Extended webcomic begins at starblazers.com
No-class DEC
on air 26 Yamato III TV series rebroadcast in an overnight marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
on air 31 Yamato III TV series rebroadcast in an all-day marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
No-class 2010
No-class JAN
online 29 Homepage for CR Yamato 3 pachinko game goes live (Fuji Co.)
product 29 CR Yamato 3 pachinko game press kit (Fuji Co.)
No-class OCT
music 6 Bolar maxi-single (WCDA)
No-class 2012
No-class FEB
Music 16 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 7 reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
Music 16 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
No-class 2013
No-class JAN
MUSIC 23 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1981-I Yamato III symphonic collection (Columbia)
No-class SEP
MUSIC 18 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1981-II Yamato III BGM collection part 1 (Columbia)
MUSIC 18 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1981-III Yamato III BGM collection part 2 (Columbia)
No-class 2014
No-class JAN
on air 27 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 1-6 (Family Channel)
on air 28 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 7-12 (Family Channel)
on air 29 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 13-18 (Family Channel)
on air 27 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 19-25 (Family Channel)
No-class 2016
No-class MAR
ON AIR 8 Yamato III rebroadcast through March 27 (Star Channel)

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