Starting September 5, 2016, the official Yamato 2202 website opened its Character Gallery. As new entries are added, this page will be updated to include them.
About the ranks: according to translator Tsuneo Tateno, the ranking system is based on the Japanese Self-Defense Force, rearranged to accommodate a space force. He helpfully provided these tables for reference:
Voice: Sayaka Kanda
A goddess whose legend was handed down across space…whoever gains her power can have any wish fulfilled. Based on Planet Telezart, she released a powerful prayer in a spiritual energy wave (Cosmo Wave) that alerted Yamato’s crew to an approaching crisis.
Voice: Daisuke Ono
Version 1: 24 years old. Yamato‘s former combat chief. After the return from the voyage to Iscandar, the organization was reformed into the Earth Federation Defense Forces and Kodai is now engaged in military duty. After becoming embroiled in various conflicts over the “sealing of the Wave-Motion Gun” by Juuzo Okita and Starsha, he now serves as captain of the destroyer Yuunagi, which belongs to the 2nd escort fleet. In Earth’s current revival policy of rushing for rearmament, he goes about his mission despite holding unbearable feelings in his heart. He is formally engaged to Yuki Mori and their marriage is approaching.
Version 2: 24 years old. Yamato’s combat chief and acting captin. Okita exchanged a “promise to seal the Wave-Motion Gun” with Starsha, but the cautious use of Yamato’s Wave-Motion Gun lies between ideals and reality. During the voyage to Telezart, Kodai has been compromised by the pressure of this “unsolvable problem.” At planet Stravase, Kodai was forced to make a “devil’s choice” by Great Emperor Zordar. He was prepared to lose it all and fall into hell, but was rescued by his connection to Yuki Mori and returned to Yamato. This harsh voyage of love and the story of Susumu Kodai is now heading for a new stage.
Voice: Houko Kuwashima
Version 1: 22 years old. Yamato‘s former ship’s affairs officer. She currently serves as chief navigator in the central control station of Earth Defense Headquarters. She fell in love with Kodai on the journey to Iscandar and their marriage is approaching soon. She lost her natural memory in an accident before she boarded Yamato, and now only has memories of the last four years.
Version 2: 23 years old. Yamato officer. Her love with Susumu Kodai was fostered on the trip to Iscandar. Her natural memories were lost in an accident, and she only has memories of the last four years. Unlike the rest of Yamato’s crew, she was unable to receive a message from Teresa. Because of that, Kodai refused to allow her on board Yamato, but she stowed away to stay close to him in the shadows. When confronted by the “devil’s choice” on Planet Stravase, she showed the strength to offer her life to save Kodai from suffering.
Voice: Kenichi Suzumura
Version 1: 24 years old. Yamato’s former chief navigator. Currently working for the Earth Defense Forces transport fleet. Though he strongly questions Earth’s reconstruction policy, he silently goes on with his duty.
Version 2: 24 years old. Yamato’s chief navigator. Although he did not compromise his caution when it came to Yamato’s revolt, he finally took up the steering controls of Yamato in support of his friend Kodai’s decision. He sensed Yuki Mori sneaking on board at an early stage, but “pretended not to notice.” He understands Kodai’s anguish better than anyone, and offers words of relief in their private moments.
Voice: Rie Tanaka
Version 1: 23 years old. A former member of Yamato’s flying corps. A female ace pilot stationed with the lunar base air corps. She aggressively trains newcomers to allow lead instructor Kato to take time with his family. While rigorously training her subordinates, she imposes a heavy training regime on herself.
Version 2: 23 years old. A member of Yamato’s flight corps. She belonged to the moon base air coprs, but left the fleet while on manuevers with Shinohara, joining Yamato with her beloved Cosmo Tiger 1. She keep an air of calm among the crew, but keeps her passionate feelings inside, clearly admitted her opinions to Kiman over how to deal with the situation at Planet Eleven.
Supplemental material from the Under Armour sponsorship announcement, Sept 5 2016:
Message from Akira Yamamoto:
Today I’m thankful to have signed this advisory contract with Under Armour. Throughout the voyage to Iscandar in 2199, I felt that “you can better protect when you become stronger,” and I worked on training afterward. I prepare for the day when Earth is threatened anew, and with innovative Under Armour wear, I’ll strive toward further training and discipline every day.
Akira Yamamoto Profile:
Born on Mars, Arcadia City. Air corps ace with outstanding operation technique. In the voyage to Iscandar and the battle with Garmillas in 2199, she saved Yamato from countless crises. Though she is now occupied in a mission to raise the next generation, she imposes strict training on herself every day to prepare for emergencies.
Voice: Houchu Otsuka
Version 1: 33 years old. Yamato‘s former technology chief and executive officer. After the return from Iscandar, the Earth Federal Government proposed a new “Wave-Motion Gunboat Corps,” and due to his opposition to Kodai they have been out of communication for one year. He has taken an important position in the science bureau in an undersea dock in the suburbs of the capital, and is rebuilding Yamato, the spiritual bearer of the Cosmo Reverse.
Version 2: 33 years old. Yamato’s technical chief and executive officer. A genius scientists whose greatest weapon is his rational judgment. While supervising Yamato’s remodeling, he was aware of the hidden “time fault” and independently gathered information on it. When Kodai appealed for Yamato to travel to Telezart, he was the first to give support as executive officer. He regards Teresa as a higher-dimensional being and continues to speculate on the mystery.
Voice: Aya Hisakawa
Version 1: 31 years old. Yamato’s former chief of information. Currently serving in the Science Bureau, she is engaged in analysis of top secret materials.
Niimi’s description in Ship’s Log magazine issue 16 includes this extra line: After the return from Iscandar, love bloomed between her and Sanada.
Version 2: 31 years old. Yamato’s former information chief. At present she works at the science bureau. She was injured by the suicidal explosion of a recovered Gatlantis soldier and was unable to join in Yamato’s launch.
Version 1: 66 years old. Yamato‘s former chief engineer. After the return from Iscandar, he was expected to retire from the military, but his fate changed dramatically when Yamato‘s redevelopment plan emerged. He now works with Sanada in the effort to rebuild Yamato with Yamazaki as his right-hand man.
Version 2: 66 years old. Yamato officer, senior veteran engineer. After returning from Iscandar he planned to retire from service, but his fate changed dramatically when Yamato’s renovation plan emerged. After the death of Okita, he looks after Yamato’s young crew with the stern but warm eyes of an elder.
Voice: Hiroshi Tsuchida
Version 1:49 years old. Yamato’s former damage control chief. A senior engineer who is the arm of Tokugawa. His respect for and loyalty to Tokugawa is astonishing. At Sanada’s request, he worked hard on the rebuilding of Yamato.
Version 2: At the time of Yamato’s launch, he lead the team that secured the undersea dock’s water injection system. As a result, he was left behind on Earth when Yamato departed.
Voice: Kenji Akabane
25 years old. Yamato‘s former ordnance chief. During the grand voyage to Iscandar, his strangely elitist attitude was wiped away, and he greatly increased his resilience as a soldier. On the other hand, he is critical of Earth’s current reconstruction policy. He serves under Kodai on the destroyer Yuunagi, in charge of ordnance.
Voice: Masato Kokubun
26 years old. Yamato‘s former communication chief. Serves aboard the destroyer Yuunagi, in charge of communications control. His gentle, mild character has not changed and his concern for his subordinates is alive and well. After returning to Earth he often associated with Kodai and understands his feelings of frustration.
Voice: Yuuki Chiba
25 years old. Yamato’s former weather chief. Currently works for the transport fleet like Shima. Serves as captain of the Kisaragi. A mood maker with casual remarks and a big appetite.
Dr. Sakezo Sado
Voice: Shigeru Chiba
58 years old. Yamato‘s chief medical officer. He offers advice to Yamato‘s former crew, serving as mediator for their cause and joining them in their new voyage. He is a skilled, all-round physician who knows the limits of medicine and human nature better than anyone. He actively cooperated with Yuki when she stowed away on Yamato in defiance of captain’s orders, and his ability to commune with unusual people is alive and well.
Yamato‘s autonomous subframe, a robot responsible for analysis. It dislikes being called by its official name or model number, so it requests to be be called “Analyzer”. In recognition of its value, many of the crew now call it Analyzer.
Voice: Kenjiro Tsuda
40 years old. Yamato‘s former boatswain. An authority of deck work and EVA operations. He is also a veteran who was an instructor for Kodai and Shima in the military academy. He is now engaged in the rebuilding of Yamato with Sanada, Tokugawa, and Yamazaki.
Voice: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Version 1: 27 years old. Former Yamato air corps commander. Now assigned to the moon base, he puts his heart into training the next generation of flight corps. His explosive personality hasn’t changed with his elder-brother appearance, but he is more sensitive than anyone to a person’s life and death. He has a son named Tsubasa with Makoto Harada, with whom he traveled to Iscandar.
Version 2: 27 years old. Captain of Yamato’s air corps. He was assigned to the lunar base and devoted himself passionately to the training of the next flight corps generation. His subordinates Shinohara and Yamamoto withdrew from the fleet to join Yamato. He intended to stay on the moon with his son Tsubasa, who was suffering from planet bomb syndrome, but was finallhy pushed by his wife Makoto to return to Yamato. He takes a harsh attitude toward Kiman as a Garmillan, but inwardly recognizes his skill.
Voice: Rina Satou
25 years old. Maiden name Makoto Harada. Formerly Yamato’s hygienist. Married Saburo Kato on the way home from Iscandar. After returning, she retired from the service, gave birth to their son Tsubasa, and lived a happy home life. But the situation changed completely when Tsubasa developed “Planet Bomb Syndrome” at the age of 1. She currently accompanies Tsubasa in receiving treatment at a medical facility on the surface of the moon. She repressed her anxiety and pushed her husband to return to Yamato.
2 1/2 years old. Kato and Makoto’s eldest son. Loves Yamato and aircraft. He is treated at a medical facility that takes in newborn babies who contracted residual planet bomb contamination. A cure for “Planet Bomb Syndrome” has not yet been found, and doctors predict a low life expectancy.
Voice: Hiroki Touchi
Version 1: Space Cavalry 5th regiment, commanding officer. Rank: space master sergeant. Assigned to Far East sector underground city security, lunar garrison, he is currently stationed on planet 11. He thought he was doomed to spend his days free from battle, but…
Version 2: 31 years old. Captain of the former Space Cavalry 7th Regiment. A soldier without parallel who held together the rough and rowdy unit at Planet Eleven. He is gentle at hear, but knows the brutality of combat better than anyone. Even after the defensive line collapsed, he continued fighting to protect the refugees and was rescued by Yamato. Though deeply grateful to Yamato and is resolved to share their common fate, he criticizes Kodai as “a man who can’t make the hard decisions of a commander” after his caution about using the Wave-Motion Gun. He has a deep friendship with Hijikata, referring to him as a “father.”
Voice: Kazusa Amagai
29 years old. Member of the 7th Space Cavalry Regiment. Despite the roughness associated with the space marines, this veteran female soldier hasn’t lost her pure heart. Under Saito’s orders, she made a desperate escape from Planet Eleven and through the Gatlantis blockade. She made contact with Yamato to mount a rescue operation.
Voice: Yoshigai Kiyoto
29 years old. A member of the Space Cavalry former 7th regiment. A professional in mobil armor space combat. He likes gambling more than anyone else in the regiment, but never has a winning percentage.
Voice: Jiro Saito
28 years old. A member of the Space Cavalry former 7th regiment. The biggest man in the Space Cavalry. A gentle giant who likes small wildflowers. His principle is not to act before speaking, but he seldom speaks.
Voice: Toshitsugu Takashina
32 years old. A member of the Space Cavalry former 7th regiment. Serves as second in command under Saito. He has excellent snap judgment and the full confidence of Saito, but is killed in a suicide attack by Gatlantis soldiers.
Voice: Eriko Nakamura
22 years old. Yamato engineering officer. Displays a special talent for linguistics. She was in charge of Navigation at the Earth Defense Headquarters Central Command Center, but decided to join Yamato in its new journey. She was part of Yamazaki’s team, sent to recapture the dock’s water injection system from armed soldiers, and thus remained on Earth.
Voice: Motoki Takagi
22 years old. Yamato security officer. A young man with a friendly disposition, who is tough and skilled when performing harsh intelligence missions. During Yamato‘s departure, he joined the task force that was left on Earth.
Voice: Aya Uchida
21 years old. Yamato ship personnel. She took the voyage to Iskandar as the youngest of the crew, nurturing love with Toru Hoshina along the way. After returning to Earth, she devoted herself to reconstruction as a civilian. When Yamato launched, she helped the task force and stayed behind on Earth.
Voice: Moriya Satomi
24 years old. Yamato ship personnel. A radar operator, she takes over the radar station in Yuki Mori’s absense. Even during the hardest battles, she displays incredible talent in analyzing every situation while smoothing her beautiful black hair.
Voice: Ise Fumihide
27 years old. Yamato‘s accounting department chief. He is older than Kodai and Shima, but maintains a friendship with both. He was in charge of food and supplies management during the long journey to Iscandar. He is beloved by the crew with his warm and gentle personality. He hates large insects.
Voice: Ryuichi Kijima
24 years old. Tactical division officer. Although he is modest, he is a competent officer who has the full confidence of both Kodai and Nanbu. He originaly intended to join the navigation division, and still voices his hope to “someday, I will take Yamato‘s helm.”
Voice: Daisuke Hirakawa
28 years old. Second in command of the Yamato Air Corps. He’s been a friend of captain Kato for many years. Despite Kato’s temper, he supports him in all matters, both public and private.
Voice: Yuya Chikaki
23 years old. Member of Yamato’s Air Corps. Has a cheerful but tough personality. He was once the youngest member of the Air Corps, now serves as a big brother to the rookie pilots.
Voice: Ryuichi Kijima
Member of Yamato’s Air Corps. At over 1.9 meters tall, he is a physically impressive veteran pilot.
Voice: Keisuke Koumoto
19 years old. A rookie pilot of the Lunar Aviation Corps. Assigned at the center of the young flight corps, he has great admiration and respect for Kato. There is something that shines in his workmanship.
Voice: Takayuki Sugo
He was 58 years old and Space Battleship Yamato‘s first captain. He was a brilliant and determined tactician. A man who, better than most, realized the foolishness of war and how precious and difficult it is to maintain peace. After his death, a shrine was built in his honor in the outskirts of the capital city. “Hero’s Hill” celebrates the achievement that was the long journey to Iscandar. For those who served on Yamato, he is still an unwavering spiritual pillar.
Voice: Masashi Ebara
52 years old. Captain of the Earth Federation Space Fleet flagship Andromeda. He served as captain of the former Allied Space Fleet flagship Kirishima, host to fleet commander Admiral Okita. He had Okita’s full confidence. Although he is an optimist, he regards the future of Earth with a dry sense of realism. After receiving the order to “recapture Yamato,” he faced Kodai with the Andromeda.
Voice: Unsho Ishizuka
Version 1: 60 years old. Former commander of Space Defense General Corps. A war veteran who was best friend to the late Okita. After opposing the “Wave-motion Gun fleet plan”, he was demoted and placed in command of the deep space defense division, based on the solar system’s outermost planet, Planet Eleven. After being confronted by a communications blackout and surprise attack by forces from Gatlantis, he offered to surrender in order to preserve the inhabitants’ lives. He was shocked by the Gatlanteans’ different mentality, who don’t recognize the concept of “surrender,” only death.
Version 2: When communication was blocked by a Gatlantis surprise attack, it was unknown if he was alive or dead, but he was rescued by the Space Cavalry and taken on board Yamato. He demonstrated the proper commander’s way by declining requests to take over as captain, but offers his services in states of emergency. He has a strong respect for Yamato as the ship for which Juuzo Okita gave his life, and decided to join the voyage to Telezart to see the future through.
Voice: Toshihiko Kojima
63 years old. Commander in Chief, Earth Federation Defense Army. Despite being in a position to direct the reconstruction of Earth and the expansion of its defense capabilities, he still questions the wisdom in its methodology. He was troubled by the “Yamato revolt,” but finally chose to acknowledge Kodai’s resolve.
Voice: Tessho Genda
59 years old. Executive Officer, Earth Federation Defense Army. He is politically ambitious and strongly supports the “Wave-motion Gun fleet plan”.
Earth Federation President
Voice: Youji Mikimoto
60 years old. An idealist at heart, he’s an excellent politician who gives top priority to realistic compromises.
Voice: Hashi Takaya
A researcher from Earth, fascinated with ancient ruins of the Akerius civilization. In his exchanges made with Garmillas, he learned of the existence of nearby ruins and was eager to investigate. While staying at Planet Eleven, he was caught in the Gatlantis surprise attack and became part of the group of refugees taken aboard Yamato. At some point, he was transformed to a “resurrected body” by Gatlantis, and after he communicated the will of Great Emperor Zordar on Planet Stravase, he exploded.
Voice: Yuko Kaida
Version 1: A beautiful female archeologist who serves as professor Redrauz’s assistant in his research of the ancient Akerius ruins. She has also boarded Yamato as part of the group of refugees.
Version 2: She was taken on board Yamato with the refugees and her medical qualifications allowed her to become Dr. Sado’s assistant. However, there are mysteries behind her behavior.
Voice: Masaki Terasoma
Garmillas Empire ambassador to Earth. He is a thoughtful person with the appearance of a civil servant who makes full use of strong-arm diplomacy to grasp global trends. He gets the global federation president to ratify “Yamato’s voyage to Telezart.”
Voice: Hiroshi Kamiya
Version 1: Garmillas Empire military officer, an attache to Earth. In response to a command from Varel, he investigates the Yamato crew. He excels in physical ability and is a first-class pilot. Usually taciturn, on the occasion when he does open his mouth, he is acerbic and does not mince words.
Version 2: He pushes his way on board Yamato with the words, “Garmillas is indebted to Yamato.” His skill as a pilot is top-notch, and he joins the battle in his white Tsvarke. Though he seems to have deepened his solidarity with Kodai, Yamamoto and others in the battle on Planet Eleven, he secretly subjects Yamato’s Wave Engine to sabotage afterward.
Voice: Koichi Yamadera
The man who sat upon the throne of the Great Garmillas Empire as its “eternal fuhrer.” He invaded and subjugated every civilization in the large and small Magellanic Clouds, continually expanding his empire’s domain. However, his fate was changed utterly by the space battleship Yamato on its voyage to Iscandar. He lost his political power, failed at his dream of a great union of Garmilas and Iscandar, and finally suffered defeat when he faced Yamato in a final showdown aboard his command ship Deusuler. His life vanished into hyperspace… However, Dessler lived. Gaining the favor of Gatlantis, he once again stands before Yamato. What thoughts are in his heart, and what is it that is reflected in his eyes?
Voice: Takashi Onozuka
A Garmillas officer assigned to the Garmillas ship that takes on refugees from Planet Eleven from Yamato to return them to Earth. He praises Kiman’s “skill that comes from your bloodline” and gives him an “anti-Wave lattice.”
Voice: Aoki Shiki
A Garmillan girl born on Planet Eleven. Influenced by her older brother Elda, she loves “Yamato, the Earth ship that saved Garmillas.” Her family is lost in the surprise attack from Gatlantis, but she is protected by Saito and Nagakura and evacuated to Yamato. She adores Katsuragi and refers to her as “big sister.” (NOTE: Aoki Shiki cosplayed as Akira Yamamoto in the Yamato Girls promo group for Yamato 2199.)
Voice: Hideaki Tezuka
Version 1: Based on his personal belief that he must be the supreme ruler of space, he is the great emperor of the battle nation known as the Imperial Planet Gatlantis. He has captured the planet Telezart in order to gain Teresa’s power. In addition, he has dispatched soldiers to Earth, the world to which Teresa has sent a cosmo wave.
Version 2: The great emperor who leads the Imperial Gatlantis warrior nation. An absolute ruler who indulges in silent philosophical contemplation with massive violence in his hands. Based on his own personal beliefs, he drives the huge White Comet and an enormous mobile fleet to redraw the map of space. When he captures Planet Telezart, he detects Earth after Teresa sends a Cosmo Wave there, and he dispatches a fleet.
Version 3: The great emperor who leads the battle nation of Imperial Planet Gatlantis. He asserts that “love” is at the root of battle, and no humanoid can escape from its spell. He plainly states that the manufactured life of Gatlanteans are the “only presence that can bring true peace to this universe.” What is his ultimate goal in obtaining the power of Teresa?
Voice: Yuko Kaida
A woman of cold beauty, she is one of the highest-ranking staff officers of Gatlantis. Her loyalty to Emperor Zordar is unwavering. She presides over all military and internal affairs and overall navigation.
Voice: Hideyuki Umezu
A high-ranking Gatlantis staff officer. Zordar’s oldest follower. As the admiral of the fleet, he commands a huge number of ships. Though his influence within the empire is unmatched, he is deferential to Sabera and maintains his courtesy.
Commander of the seventh mobile task fleet. His personal flagship is a large, white aircraft carrier. A military officer of arrogant demeanor who harbors no doubts about the empire’s supremacy. As a confidant of Goenitz, he sometimes attends the imperial center and the emperor’s throne.
General chairman of military affairs. He is in charge of controlling the occupation of star systems controled by the empire. Among the highest ranking staff, he is a cunning person who stands out for his bureaucratic remarks.
Voice: Hidekatsu Shibata
He looks to be of old age at first glance, but the special goggles that cover his face conceal his expressions. He collects and manages all the information that flies through space and always speaks plainly to Great Emperor Zordar.
Voice: Tomoya Kawai
Posted to the Eighth Mobile Fleet under Admiral Mazer. He commanded the vanguard fleet that advanced into Earth’s solar system.
The cool and calm admiral of the Eighth Mobile Fleet. He commands an enormouse number of Kalaklum-class battleships in the Gaisengan Weapons Group. His ship is characterized by its white coloring. In the battle of Planet Eleven, Yamato’s Wave-Motion Gun serves him a humiliating defeat by disabling all of his ships.
Commnader of the ground division stationed at Telezart. His entire body is a mass of fighting spirit. He is a longtime comrade to Goland.
Commander in chief of the Telezart defense forces. He commands an armed battle group but maintains a logical side with a priority of contributing to Gatlantis as a whole.
A young Gatlantean under the tutelage of Goland.
an enigmatic young Gatlantis officer who never leaves Dessler’s side, boasting that, “I only wish to tell the Great Emperor what I see.”