Final Yamato 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 1981
No-class MAY
production 13 Brainstorming session 1
production 28 Brainstorming session 2, Aritsune Toyota story notes set 1
No-class JUN
production 1 Toyota finishes story notes set 2
production 5 Brainstorming session 3
production 9 Toyota finishes story notes set 3
production 11 Brainstorming session 4
production ? Brainstorming session 5
No-class JUL
production 24 Brainstorming session 6
production 31 Toyota finishes story notes set 4
production 31 Eiichi Yamamoto completes first story draft
No-class AUG
production 6 Toyota finishes story notes set 5
No-class
No-class 1982
No-class JAN
production 16 Toyota finishes story notes sets 6 & 7
production 19 Toyota finishes story notes set 8, composition plan
production 28 Writer’s summit, day 1
production 29 Writer’s summit, day 2
production 30 Writer’s summit, day 3
No-class FEB
production 1 Preproduction concept notes
production 5 Concept notes organized
production 11 Eiichi Yamamoto story memo
No-class MAR
production 2 story treatment 1
production 9 story treatment 2
Music 9 Prelude to Final Yamato album recording begins (finishes 3/14)
production 11 concept notes written
production 12 story treatment 3
production 17 story treatment 4
No-class APR
production 15 Nishizaki plot composition written
event 27 Production announcement at press conference, Tokyo
No-class MAY
production 20 Script part A completed
music 21 LP & Cassette: Prelude to Final Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
production 24 SF concept notes completed by Aritsune Toyota & Kazuichi Tsurumi
production 26 Toshio Masuda makes scene plan from script part A
No-class JUN
production 7 Script part B completed
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (July cover dates)
production 19 Script part C completed
production 28 Script part D first draft completed
No-class JUL
production 9 Script part D final draft completed
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (August cover dates)
book 31 Yoshinori Kaneda Special art book includes concept sketches for Final Yamato (Tokuma Shoten)
No-class AUG
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (September cover dates)
event Yamato Fan Club Gatherings include screening of documentary ‘Message Film’
No-class 9 Fukushima
No-class 10 Nagasaki, Yamagata
No-class 11 Takeo
No-class 12 Akita
No-class 13 Kagoshima
No-class 14 Aomori, Miyazaki
No-class 15 Morioka, Ooita
No-class 16 Sendai, Kitakyushu
No-class 17 Kumamoto
No-class 20 Niigata
No-class 21 Takamatsu
No-class 22 Toyama, Tokushima
No-class 23 Kanazawa, Kochi
No-class 24 Fukui
No-class 25 Hiroshima
No-class 26 Okayama, Tottori
No-class 27 Himeji, Tsuyama
No-class 28 Matsue
No-class 29 Hamada, Matsuyama
No-class 30 Shimonoseki
No-class SEP
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (October cover dates)
production 16 Music meeting 1
No-class OCT
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (November cover dates)
production 18 Music & FX meetings
Product 22 Final Yamato digital wall clock (West Cape Corporation)
Publication ? 1983 Final Yamato calendar (West Cape Corporation)
No-class NOV
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (December cover dates)
Book 30 The Anime magazine special: Space Battleship Yamato Total Collection includes early coverage of Final Yamato (Kindaieiga Co.)
publication ? Final Yamato flyer in theaters
No-class DEC
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (January cover dates)
book 15 Final Yamato novel part 1 (Cobalt Library/Shueisha)
production 15 Songs recorded by Tomoko Kuwae, Transam and Isao Sasaki at Sound City in Minato, Tokyo
production 18 Love Supreme recorded by Junko Yagami
Publication 20, 26 Yoshinori Kanada art doujinshis
book 31 Final Yamato ‘AM Juju’ novel part 1 (Animage/Tokuma Shoten)
No-class
No-class 1983
No-class JAN
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (February cover dates)
On Air 15 Final Yamato 4-hour radio drama on All Night Nippon
Event 18 Final Yamato press conference, Tokyo.
music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato Theme Music Collection 1 (Tokuma/Animage)
music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato symphonic album 1 (Nippon Columbia)
music 25 EP: Two who love b/w See you again (Tokuma/Animage)
music 25 EP: Rainbow to Tomorrow b/w Fight! Cosmo Tiger (Tokuma/Animage)
publication ? Final Yamato insert poster in Juniorhood magazine
No-class FEB
music 1 EP: Kodai [I] & Yamato b/w Yamato tribute-Poseidon (Nippon Columbia)
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (March cover dates)
event 12 Yamato Festival, Osaka Welfare Hall
book 15 Final Yamato ‘SF’ novel part 1 (Asahi Sonorama)
Book 15 Keibunsha #138 Final Yamato part 1 ‘Big Encyclopedia’ (Kodansha)
music 21 LP & Cassette: Lonely Girl by Junko Yagami includes Love Supreme from Final Yamato (Discomate)
production 22-24 Voice recording at Avaco Studio
publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #33 shows first and only wave of Final Yamato ‘fancy goods’
book 28 Final Yamato manga volume 1 by Akira Hio (Sun Comics/Asahi Sonorama)
event ? ‘Final cruise’ announced
Game ? Final Yamato ‘Game for Adult’ 3D simulation game (IF Series/Bandai)
No-class MAR
Publication 1 Screen movie magazine includes a bonus Anime Movies for the Spring insert featuring Final Yamato (Kindai Movie Co.)
music 1 EP: Love Supreme b/w Love of Yuki (Discomate)
music 1 EP: Yamato ’83 b/w Yamato ’83 karaoke (Nippon Columbia)
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (April cover dates)
publication 15 Final Yamato coverage in Kinejun magazine #856 (Kinema Jumpo Co.)
event 15 Space Battleship Yamato: Grand Festival is held at Kosei Nenkin hall in Shinjuku, Tokyo
book 15 Final Yamato novel part 2 (Cobalt Library/Shueisha)
book 15 Final Yamato novel part 1 (Fanfan Library/Shueisha)
Cinema 19 Final Yamato is released through Toei-affiliated theaters
publication 19 Final Yamato movie program book (West Cape Corporation)
Event 19 “Big Space Project: Yamato Launch” attraction at Takarazuka Family Land (through June 5)
music 21 EP: Yamato 10-year tribute b/w Final Yamato symphonic tracks (Nippon Columbia)
event 25-30 Final Yamato final goods fair at Tokyu Department Store, Kichijoji, Tokyo
Event 29 Final Cruise 1 (sea cruise, through 3/31)
book 31 Final Yamato ‘SF’ novel part 2 (Asahi Sonorama)
event 31 Final Cruise 2 (sea cruise, through 4/2)
model ? 1/1000 Yamato (Bandai)
model ? Cosmo Zero reissue (Bandai)
model ? 1/700 Yamato non-cutaway version reissue (Bandai)
model ? 1/500 Yamato “New Cosmic Model” reissue (Bandai)
Model ? Cosmo Tiger II reissue (Bandai)
No-class APR
music 1 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato Theme Music Collection 2 (Tokuma/Animage)
event 2 Final Cruise 3 (sea cruise, through 4/4)
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (May cover dates)
book 10 Final Yamato novel part 2 (Fanfan Library/Shueisha)
book 15 Final Yamato ‘AM Juju’ novel part 2 (Animage/Tokuma Shoten)
music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato symphonic album 2 (Nippon Columbia)
Video 21 VHS and Beta: Final Yamato 35mm version (VAP)
Publication 25 The Anime magazine special: Final Yamato Visual Big Compendium (Kindaieiga Co.)
cinema 29 Final Yamato concludes its first theatrical run, having attracted 2.5 million viewers
Book 30 Roadshow magazine special: Final Yamato (Shueisha)
No-class MAY
Book 1 Animedia magazine special: Final Yamato (Gakken)
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (June cover dates)
Book 13 This is Animation select #4 Final Yamato (Shogakukan)
Book 15 Keibunsha #148 Final Yamato part 2 ‘Big Encyclopedia’ (Kodansha)
music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato Drama album (Nippon Columbia)
Book 30 Roman Album #56 Final Yamato (Tokuma Shoten)
Book 30 Terebi Land magazine special: Color Graph #31 Final Yamato (Tokuma Shoten)
Book 30 Final Yamato Mecha Big Collection (Asahi Sonorama)
No-class JUN
music 21 LP: Final Yamato Digital Trip Synthesizer Fantasy (Nippon Columbia)
book 30 Final Yamato manga volume 2 by Akira Hio (Sun Comics/Asahi Sonorama)
No-class AUG
music 20 Book & Cassette: Space Battleship Yamato Complete Music Works (Tokyo Music Academy)
music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato symphonic album 3 (Nippon Columbia)
No-class NOV
Cinema 5-13 Final Yamato “Encore Roadshow” re-release in 70mm with multi-channel stereo (Shibuya Pantheon theater, Tokyo)
Publication 5 Final Yamato movie program book second edition (West Cape Corporation)
No-class DEC
book 10 Final Yamato super deluxe hardcover (West Cape Corporation)
No-class
No-class 1984
No-class FEB
Cinema 11-17 Final Yamato 70mm version screens in Osaka
No-class MAR
Event 22-25 Final Yamato screened at Norwescon ’84 (Seattle, WA)
No-class MAY
Event 10 Final Yamato 70mm edition exhibited at Cannes Film Festival
Publication 10 Final Yamato promo kit, Cannes Film Festival
No-class JUN
Video ? LD: Final Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
Video ? VHS: Final Yamato (VAP)
No-class
No-class 1985
No-class AUG
Cinema 17 Final Yamato revival in a double-feature with Odin: Photon Space Sailor Starlight
Video ? VHD: Final Yamato (Japan Victor)
Game ? Laserdisc game based on Final Yamato appears in Taito Game Centers, Japan
No-class
No-class 1986
No-class AUG
event 23 Fan Club screening of Final Yamato (35mm version) in Meguro Public Hall, Tokyo
No-class SEP
Video 21 LD & VHS: Final Yamato Music Video (Nippon Columbia)
No-class OCT
music 25 CD: Final Yamato 2-Disc ‘Best Collection’ (Animage)
No-class
No-class 1987
No-class AUG
Cinema 3-7 Summer Vacation Anime theatre exhibition includes Yamato exhibit, screens Space Battleship Yamato, Arrivederci, Be Forever and Final Yamato in Shibuya, Tokyo
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 MAY
Video 25 VHS: Final Yamato in ‘Perfect Collection’ packaging (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1993
No-class SEP
Video 24 LD: Final Yamato reissued with Hiroyuki Kitazume art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class NOV
Book 25 Yamato Collection 5: Final Yamato Sun Wide Comics Special by Akira Hio (Asahi Sonorama)
No-class
No-class 1995
No-class JAN
music 1 CD: Final Yamato 3-disc symphonic album (Nippon Columbia)
No-class APR
music 1 CD: Final Yamato Drama (Nippon Columbia)
No-class AUG
VIDEO ? VHS: Subtitled version of Final Yamato released in US (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class SEP
music 21 CD: Final Yamato BGM collection (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1996
No-class MAR
music 21 CD: Prelude to Final Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1998
No-class JUL
Video 25 LD & VHS: Final Yamato reissued with 25th anniversary Toshihiro Kawamoto art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1999
No-class AUG
Video 25 DVD: Final Yamato (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 2000
No-class NOV
on air 9 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
on air 19 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
on air 30 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class
No-class 2001
No-class MAR
music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ discs 8 & 9 (Columbia Records)
No-class APR
on air 5 Final Yamato broadcast on Hokuriku sunrise
No-class MAY
on air 5 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class DEC
on air 5 All 5 Yamato movies broadcast on channel NECO
No-class
No-class 2003
No-class JAN
on air 5 All 5 Yamato movies rebroadcast on channel NECO
No-class NOV
music 3 CD: Lonely Girl by Junko Yagami includes Love Supreme from Final Yamato (King Record Co.)
music 25 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 2004
No-class MAR
Video ? DVD: Final Yamato subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Video ? DVD: Yamato movie box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 2005
No-class MAY
music 18 CD: Final Yamato BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUN
book 19 Final Yamato manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
No-class NOV
cinema 4, 5 All five Yamato movies screen at Toho Virgin cinemas, Roppongi, Tokyo
No-class
No-class 2006
No-class JAN
Product ? 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘wedding version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
Product ? 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘Final Yamato version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
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 11, 31 Final Yamato rebroadcast (Family Theatre TV network)
No-class
No-class 2010
No-class FEB
book 23 Final Yamato manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
No-class 2011
No-class NOV
online 24 Final Yamato streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 12/4)
No-class 2012
No-class FEB
music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ discs 8 & 9 reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
music 16 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
No-class 2013
No-class APR
on air 28 Yamato movie marathon (Family Theater)
No-class SEP
music 18 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1982-I Prelude to Final Yamato (Columbia)
No-class NOV
music 20 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1983-I Final Yamato Music Collection, Part 1 (Columbia)
music 20 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1983-I Final Yamato Music Collection, Part 2 (Columbia)
music 20 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1983-I Final Yamato Music Collection, Part 3 (Columbia)
No-class DEC
VIDEO 25 Bluray: Final Yamato (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class 2014
No-class JAN
music 22 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1983-IV Final Yamato BGM collection (Columbia)
music 22 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1983-V Digital Trip Final Yamato Synthesizer Fantasy (Columbia)
No-class APR
video 23 DVD & Blu-ray: Final Yamato MV (Columbia)
No-class DEC
on air 5 Rebroadcast of Final Yamato (Star Channel)
on air 28 Rebroadcast of Final Yamato (Star Channel)

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