Space Battleship Yamato Movie Timeline

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No-class 1975
No-class MAY
PRODUCTION ? Editing begins on the Space Battleship Yamato movie
No-class SEP
Publication 24 Fan Club “Yamato Laboratory” announces the existence of the Yamato movie
No-class 1976
No-class MAY
PRODUCTION ? A deal is made for an international version of the movie, to be titled Space Cruiser Yamato
No-class OCT
Production ? Voice recording for Space Cruiser Yamato movie in Hollywood
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No-class 1977
No-class JAN
Production ? Sound dubbing completed for Space Cruiser Yamato movie in Hollywood
No-class MAY
Event ? Space Cruiser Yamato is screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Distribution deals are made for European markets
Production ? Space Battleship Yamato the movie is prepared for release in Japan, to be distributed by Shochiku-Toho
No-class JUL
MUSIC 25 LP & Cassette: Space Battleship Yamato Drama (Nippon Columbia)
No-class AUG
Event 5 The night before the movie premiere fans line up at theatres and receive animation cels in a special giveaway
Cinema 6 Space Battleship Yamato movie premieres. Theatres open early and other theatres immediately book the film to meet the extraordinary demand
PUBLICATION 6 Space Battleship Yamato movie program book (Office Academy)
On Air 20 Space Battleship Yamato ‘Stereo Manga’ radio dramatization on NHK FM (runs for 7 days)
No-class SEP
Publication 15 Kinejun magazine #717 publishes an interview with Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Kinema Junpo Co.)
Publication ? 1978 Space Battleship Yamato calendar (Office Academy)
No-class OCT
EVENT 6-11 Yamato Fancy Goods” exhibition at Hanshin Department Store in Osaka
CINEMA 28 The movie closes, having attracted 2.3 million viewers and setting a Japanese box-office record
PUBLICATION ? Music Guide magazine publishes a Yamato cover story
No-class NOV
Product 15 Space Battleship Yamato poster wall clock (Office Academy)
MUSIC 25 LP & Cassette: Space Cruiser Yamato English-language drama (Nippon Columbia)
MODEL ? Yamato “deform display model” (Bandai)
No-class DEC
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato 4-hour radio drama on All Night Nippon
Cinema 17-29 Yamato movie is combined with Cyborg 009 for a Toei movie festival
MUSIC 25 LP & Cassette: Symphonic Suite Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
MODEL ? Cosmo Zero (Bandai)
MODEL ? Black Tiger (Bandai)
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No-class 1978
No-class JAN
CINEMA 10-29 Space Battleship Yamato screens at KBS Laserium in Kyoto
ON AIR 28 Space Battleship Yamato radio drama rebroadcast on All Night Nippon
event ? Space Battleship Yamato exhibit at Imai Department store, Tokyo
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato fan club magazine #1 shows first wave of Space Battleship Yamato ‘fancy goods’
Book 25 Starsha Space Love Illust fantasy (Joy us books/Bandai)
No-class MAR
CINEMA ? Space Battleship Yamato screens at Humble House Theatre in Kagoshima
EVENT 16 Yamato product exhibition at Seibu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo
CINEMA 24-29 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yamatoyashiki Theatre in Himeji
MUSIC 25 EP: Three tracks from Symphonic Suite (Nippon Columbia)
CINEMA 25 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Tokuyama Station Theatre
CINEMA 29-31 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Kumamoto Tsuruya Theatre
EVENT 30 product exhibition at Keisei Departmen Store in Ueno, Tokyo (through April 5)
MODEL ? Yamato in gold coating (Bandai)
Publication ? British magazine Starburst covers Space Cruiser Yamato
No-class APR
CINEMA 6-11 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Wakayama Theatre, Nagasaki
CINEMA 13-25 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens in Nagaoka City
CINEMA 27 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Daimaru Theatre in Kobe (through May 9)
CINEMA 27 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens in Niigata City (through May 1)
CINEMA 28 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Koriyama Usui Department Store
Cinema 29 Space Battleship Yamato movie opens Golden Week Anime Festival at Omon Theatre, Nagoya
No-class MAY
MUSIC 1 LP & Cassette: The World of Hiroshi Miyagawa (Nippon Columbia)
CINEMA 3-9 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yamato Theatre in Kanazawa
CINEMA 4 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yagihashi Theatre in Kumagaya
No-class JUN
MUSIC 10 EP: Starsha, thoughts among the stars b/w symphonic track (Nippon Columbia)
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato fan club magazine #4 shows second wave of Space Battleship Yamato ‘fancy goods’
CINEMA 29 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yamato Theatre in Joetsu City (through July 4)
No-class JUL
CINEMA 20-26 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Daimaru Theatre in Osaka
CINEMA 28 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Matsuya Theatre in Ginza, Tokyo (through Aug. 2)
publication ? TV Guide publishes a cover story on Space Battleship Yamato: the Movie (Tokyo News Agency)
No-class AUG
ON AIR 4 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast debut on Fuji Television Network (31.9% audience rating)
ON AIR 4 The Space Battleship Yamato 4-hour radio drama is rebroadcast on “All Night Nippon”
CINEMA 4-9 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nagoya
CINEMA 10-15 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Matsuzakaya Theatre in Shizuoka
No-class DEC
PUBLICATION 20 Space Battleship Yamato Card Picture Book, AKA ‘Wonder Cards’ (Asahi Sonorama)
Book 20 Anime cartoon masterpiece series #5 Space Battleship Yamato part 1 (Shogakukan)
MUSIC 25 EP: Space Cruiser Yamato b/w The Red Scarf with English lyrics (Nippon Columbia)
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No-class 1979
No-class JAN
Book 20 Anime cartoon masterpiece series #6 Space Battleship Yamato part 2 (Shogakukan)
No-class JUN
No-class JUL
On Air 13 Yamato Festival” special on All Night Nippon includes re-broadcast of first Yamato radio drama
Cinema 14 Yamato Big Summer Roadshow Festival’ features Space Battleship Yamato, Arrivederci, Triton of the Sea (through Aug. 4)
Publiction 14 Yamato Festival” movie program book (Office Academy)
No-class DEC
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No-class 1980
No-class JAN
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast on Fuji Television
Book 15 Space Battleship Yamato postcard book (Japan Business Co.)
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No-class 1981
No-class MAR
BOOK 25 Space Battleship Yamato Anime Comics volume 1 (Champion Graphic/Akita Shoten)
No-class MAY
BOOK 15 Space Battleship Yamato Anime Comics volume 2 (Champion Graphic/Akita Shoten)
No-class AUG
On Air 12 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast on Nippon Television’s ‘Wednesday Roadshow’
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No-class 1982
No-class DEC
BOOK 25 Symphonic Suite Yamato piano compositions (Tokyo Ongaku Shoen)
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No-class 1983
No-class MAR
Video ? VHS & Beta: Space Battleship Yamato (Toei)
No-class APR
video 21 VHD: Space Battleship Yamato movie (Japan Victor)
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No-class 1984
No-class MAY
Event 10 Yamato films exhibited at Cannes Film Festival
No-class JULY
Video 1 LD & VHS: Space Battleship Yamato Music Video (Nippon Columbia)
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Video ? VHS: Space Battleship Yamato (Japan Victor)
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No-class 1985
No-class JUN
MUSIC 21 CD: Symphonic Suite Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
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Video ? LD: Space Battleship Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
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No-class 1986
No-class JAN
EVENT 12 Fan Club screening of Space Battleship Yamato movie in Tokyo
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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 DEC
ON AIR 28 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast on Hiroshima Television
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No-class 1988
No-class MAY
Event 11 Yamato movies and other Westcape productions marketed at Cannes Film Festival.
No-class OCT
EVENT 23-30 Westcape Corporation exhibit at Milan Film Festival
No-class
Video ? LD: All five Yamato movies are released in a ‘Perfect Collection’ box set (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 1990
No-class MAR
Video 25 VHS: Space Battleship Yamato in ‘Perfect Collection’ packaging (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 1991
No-class JAN
ON AIR 1 Space Battleship Yamato movie is rebroadcast on Tokyo 12 Channel
No-class AUG
ON AIR 11 Space Battleship Yamato movie is broadcast on Hiroshima Television
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No-class 1993
No-class JUL
Video 21 LD: Space Battleship Yamato movie reissued with Hiroyuki Kitazume art (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 1995
No-class JAN
MUSIC 1 CD: Symphonic Suite Yamato reissue (Nippon Columbia)
No-class APR
Music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato Drama album (Nippon Columbia)
No-class SEP
VIDEO ? VHS: Subtitled version of the Space Battleship Yamato movie released in US (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 1998
No-class JUL
Video 25 LD & VHS: Space Battleship Yamato movie reissued with 25th anniversary Toshihiro Kawamoto art (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 1999
No-class JAN
ON AIR ? The Yamato movies are broadcast on CS Power Movie
No-class AUG
Video 25 DVD: Space Battleship Yamato movie (Bandai/Emotion)
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No-class 2000
No-class APR
Publication 30 Yamato 1977 Memorial fanzines published by fan group New World Academy
No-class NOV
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 10 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 22 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
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No-class 2002
No-class MAR
ON AIR 21, 22 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on WOWOW
No-class MAY
ON AIR 1 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class JUN
Video ? DVD: Space Battleship Yamato subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
ON AIR 5 All 5 Yamato movies broadcast on channel NECO
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No-class 2003
No-class JAN
ON AIR 5 All 5 Yamato movies rebroadcast on channel NECO
No-class MAR
ON AIR 31 Three of the movies are broadcast on late-night ‘Daily Life Television’
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No-class 2004
No-class MAR
Video ? DVD: Yamato movie box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on NHK
No-class NOV
MUSIC 25 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
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No-class 2005
No-class SEP
CINEMA 11-20 Space Battleship Yamato, Farewell to Yamato revival screenings at Toei Theatre in Kurashiki
No-class NOV
No-class
No-class 2006
No-class AUG
ON AIR 11 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 13 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Asahi National Broadcasting
ON AIR 18, 20 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
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No-class 2007
No-class MAY
Product ? Space Battleship Yamato ‘Real Artwork’ series wall art (Happinet)
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 7, 30 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast (Family Theatre TV network)
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No-class 2010
No-class AUG
product 18 Flash anime mobile service offers footage from the first Yamato movie, renamed Yamato The Origin (Softbank)
No-class 2011
No-class NOV
online 24 Space Battleship Yamato streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 11/6)
No-class DEC
online 5 Space Battleship Yamato streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 12/18)
No-class 2012
No-class FEB
MUSIC 16 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
No-class MAY
product 21 Yamato poster towels (set of 2/Exario)
No-class JULY
music 18 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1977-II Space Cruiser Yamato drama album (Columbia)
No-class NOV
BOOK 2 Rules of a Hit Anime Movie by Morihiko Saitoh covers the first Yamato film (Knowledge Fore)
No-class 2013
No-class APR
ON AIR 28 Yamato movie marathon (Family Theater)
No-class JUNE
VIDEO 21 Bluray: Space Battleship Yamato movie (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class JULY
VIDEO 24 DVD & Bluray: Space Battleship Yamato MV (Music Video, Bandai/Emotion)
No-class 2014
No-class AUG
music 28 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac bonus disc Space Battleship Yamato drama album (Columbia)
No-class DEC
on air 1 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
on air 9 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
on air 27 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)

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