Yamato 2202 2015-2017 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 2015
No-class JUL
PUBLICATION 27 Ship’s Log #11 publishes first producer interview (Yamato Crew Premium)
No-class NOV
PUBLICATION 27 Ship’s Log #12 publishes second producer interview (Yamato Crew Premium)
No-class 2016
No-class MAR
ONLINE 2 Startup announcement at Yamato Crew website
ONLINE 28 Official startup announcement made public, primary staff announced, Twitter page opens
PUBLICATION 28 Ship’s Log #13 publishes first information (Yamato Crew Premium)
ONLINE 31 Official website opens
No-class MAY
ONLINE 25 Official website updated
PRODUCT 25 Official website updated
No-class JUN
ONLINE 23 Character designer Nobuteru Yuuki announced
ONLINE 28 Composer Akira Miyagawa announced
PUBLICATION 30 Ship’s Log #14 publishes new information (Yamato Crew Premium)
No-class JUL
BOOK 22 Hyperweapon 2016 contains 2202 production art (Dai Nippon Kaiga)
No-class AUG
PUBLICATION 12 First doujinshi appears (Comiket 90)
No-class SEP
ONLINE 5 Official website updated
ONLINE 5 First teaser trailer
ONLINE 5 Under Armour tie-in announced
PUBLICATION 5 Chapter 1 flyer in theaters
EVENT 5 Production presentation stage event
PUBLICATION 5 Foldout press sheet
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #570 (Hobby Japan Press)
PUBLICATION 27 Ship’s Log #15 publishes new information (Yamato Crew Premium)
No-class OCT
PUBLICATION ? Coverage in V-Storage #7 magazine (Bandai Visual)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #571 (Hobby Japan Press)
ONLINE 28 official website updated
No-class NOV
ONLINE 18 Advance ticket sale announced
ONLINE 18 Preview events announced (Yamato Crew)
ONLINE 18 Second teaser trailer
ONLINE 25 Character guide added to official website
No-class DEC
PUBLICATION 2 poster calendars (Set of 2, Yamato Crew)
PUBLICATION 5 Coverage in V-Storage #8 magazine (Bandai Visual)
EVENT 6 Road to 2202 Yamatalk 1
ONLINE 7 “Homage” poster and advance tickets announced
PUBLICATION 10 Coverage in Newtype magazine (Kadokawa)
ONLINE 15 FMV tie-in announced
PUBLICATION 10 Coverage in Great Mechanics G magazine (Futabasha)
EVENT 16 Chapter 1 advance ticket sales begin
ONLINE 16 official website updated
ONLINE 16 Voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya announced
ONLINE 16 15-second commercial
ONLINE 16 Preorders open for 1/8 “nose art Yuki Mori” figure (Megahouse)
PUBLICATION 24 Coverage in Hobby Japan #572 (Hobby Japan Press)
PUBLICATION 31 Full page ad in Asahi Shimbun
No-class 2017
No-class JAN
MUSIC 3 Conductor Akira Miyagawa debuts Yamato Montage for Chamber Music in concert (Nishinomiya)
ONLINE 3 Interview with writer Harutoshi Fukui (Mantan Web)
PUBLICATION 4 Ship’s Log #16 (Yamato Crew Premium Fan Club)
ONLINE 5 Third teaser trailer
ONLINE 5 Interview with writer Harutoshi Fukui (V-Storage)
ONLINE 5 Voice actor Sayaka Kanda announced
ONLINE 6 official website updated
PRODUCT 6 Medallion (Yamato Crew Premium Fan Club)
PUBLICATION 11 Showa 40 Man Vol. 41 publishes a Yamato cover story (Kureta Publishing)
ONLINE 20 Fourth teaser trailer
PUBLICATION 21 2202 Chapter 1 flyer in theaters
PUBLICATION 24 Coverage in Hobby Japan #573 (Hobby Japan Press)
PRODUCT 27 Ichiban Kuji products announced (Banpresto)
ONLINE 27 official website updated
No-class FEB
EVENT 1 Outdoor advertising appears in Akihabara
EVENT 2 Skymark Airlines collaboration announced
EVENT 4&5 Voice actors appear at Hoshi X Koe (Morioka Children’s Museum)
PRODUCT 5 Electric Fan Q collaboration announced (Panasonic)
EVENT 6 Chapter 1 completion screening event (Tokyo)
ONLINE 6 Chapter 1 theatrical trailer
EVENT 7 Chapter 1 preview screening event (Fukuoka)
EVENT 8 Chapter 1 preview screening event (Osaka)
EVENT 9 Chapter 1 preview screening event (Nagoya)
ON AIR 6 Chapter 1 TV commercial
PUBLICATION 10 Kuwashima interview in Animedia magazine (Gakken)
PUBLICATION 10 Fukui interview in Newtype magazine (Kadokawa)
PUBLICATION 10 Ono & Kamiya interviews in PASH! magazine (Shufuto Seikatsu Co.)
EVENT 12 Chapter 1 preview screening event (Sapporo)
EVENT 12 Collaboration Cafe opens (through Feb 28) (Newtype Shinjuku, Tokyo)
ONLINE 14 Ono & Kamiya interview at Dmenu News
PUBLICATION 14 Weekly Asahi magazine publishes a 2202 cover story (Asahi Shimbun)
ONLINE 14 Bandai Hobby website opens 2202 page
ONLINE 15 Fukui interview at Dengeki Hobby Web
PUBLICATION 15 Ono interview in TV Life magazine (Gakken)
PUBLICATION 15 Ono & Suzumura interview in TV Station magazine (Diamond Co.)
MUSIC 15 White Comet digital single, W.C.D.A.
ONLINE 17 official website updated
EVENT 17 1/100 Yamato model on display at Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater (through Feb 28)
ON AIR 18 Yamato 2202 Launch Memorial TV Special (Tokyo MX)
EVENT 19 2202 products displayed at Wonder Festival 2017 Winter
ONLINE 19 Kanda interview at Cinemas
ONLINE 20 2202 Chapter 2 key art revealed
ONLINE 20 Ono & Kuwashima interview at Animate Times
ONLINE 20 Ono & Kuwashima interview at Anime Hack
PUBLICATION 20 Ono & Kanda interviews in Entermix magazine (Kadokawa)
ONLINE 20 FMV collaboration commercial released
EVENT 20 Fans provide display at T-Joy theater (Hakata, Kyushu)
ONLINE 20 Promotional Meeting of Love video part 1
ON AIR 21 Yamato 2202 Launch Memorial TV Special (BS11)
ONLINE 21 Promotional Meeting of Love video part 2
ONLINE 21 Habara interview at Dengeki Hobby Web
ONLINE 21 Ono & Fukui interview at Dot Asahi
ONLINE 22 Promotional Meeting of Love video part 3
ONLINE 22 Suzumura interview at Animate Times
ONLINE 22 Ono & Suzumura interview at Cinema Cafe
ONLINE 22 Ono & Suzumura interview at PASH Plus
PUBLICATION 22 Ono & Kamiya interviews in PIA Movie Special magazine (PIA Mook)
PUBLICATION 23 Kamiya interview in Junon magazine (Shufuto Seikatsu Co.)
ONLINE 23 Promotional Meeting of Love video part 4
ONLINE 23 Yamato 2199 digest video
ONLINE 23 Kanda interview at Animate Times
ONLINE 23 Kanda interview at OK Wave
ONLINE 23 Kanda interview at The Television
ONLINE 24 Promotional Meeting of Love video part 5
ONLINE 24 Under Armour promotional video
ONLINE 24 Yamato 2202 Beginners video
ONLINE 24 Fukui interview at Gigazine
PUBLICATION 24 Ono & Kamiya interviews in TV Guide magazine (Tokyo News)
PUBLICATION 24 Yamato 2202 Newspaper (Sankei Sports)
PUBLICATION 24 Yamato 2202 advertising in major newspapers
CINEMA 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 1, Beginning Chapter opens in 15 theaters
EVENT 25 Live stage greetings at three theaters premiering 2202 Chapter 1 (Tokyo)
VIDEO 25 Blu-ray: Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 theater-exclusive edition (Bandai Visual)
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 program book
PRODUCT 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 theater goods (Froovie)
PRODUCT 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 theater handout art
ONLINE 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 streaming (Amazon Prime, Bandai Channel)
PRODUCT 25 2202 Chapter 2 advance tickets on sale
EVENT 25 Under Armour store display (Shibuya, Tokyo)
PUBLICATION 25 2202 coverage in Hobby Japan #574 (Hobby Japan Press)
PRODUCT 25 2202 Ichiban Kuji lottery campaign begins (Banpresto)
EVENT 25 Yamato Jet in service (Skymark Airlines)
PRODUCT 25 Yamato Jet clear file (Skymark Airlines)
EVENT 26 Yamaket 9 fan event (Tokyo)
MUSIC 26 From Yamato With Love digital single (Watanabe Music Publishing Co.)
PUBLICATION 27 Fukui interview in Young King magazine (Shonen Gaho Co.)
No-class MAR
ONLINE 1 SpeakerPodCast Episode 76 features Yamato 2202
ONLINE 2 Article on Yamato jet at Animate Times
ONLINE 3 Promotional Meeting of Love video part 6
EVENT 3 Yamato 2202/Ikinari Steak collaboration starts (through March 28)
EVENT 4&5 Chapter 1 stage greetings, start of week 2 in theaters (Tokyo)
PRODUCT 4 Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 theater handout art, week 2 version
VIDEO 4 Blu-ray: Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 theater-exclusive edition online sales start (Bandai Visual)
EVENT 7 Chapter 1 Yamatalk Night (Tokyo)
PUBLICATION 10 CG studio interview in CG World magazine (Born Digital Co.)
CINEMA 12 Director Nobuyoshi Habara appears at Chapter 1 screening (Fukuyama Film Festival)
CINEMA 12 Yamato 2202/Girls & Panzer screening & talkshow (Tachikawa)
EVENT 16 Super Robot Wars V card set announced (Cardass Masters)
PUBLICATION 17 Nobuyoshi Habara interview in V-Storage magazine vol. 9 (Bandai Visual)
PRODUCT 17 Yamato 2202 Quo card (Bandai Visual Club)
PUBLICATION 18 Cover story in Great Mechanics G magazine, spring 2017 (Futaba Co.)
PUBLICATION 23 Coverage in Figure King magazine #230 (World Photo Press)
PUBLICATION 24 Chapter 1 video advertising in major newspapers
VIDEO 24 Blu-ray & DVD: Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 standard edition (Emotion)
PRODUCT 24 Yamato 2202 audio drama CD vol. 1 (Amazon)
MODEL 24 1/1000 Movie Effect Andromeda (Bandai)
MODEL 24 1/1000 Yuunagi Combined Cosmo Fleet Set (Bandai)
EVENT 24-26 Chapter 1 video sales event (Yodobashi Multimedia, Akihabara, Tokyo)
ONLINE 24 Dispersion Wave-Motion Gun Twitter campaign begins
PUBLICATION 25 Cover story in Hobby Japan #575 (Hobby Japan Press)
EVENT 25&26 Yamato 2202 live painting and talk show at Anime Japan 2017 (Tokyo)
PUBLICATION 29 Ship’s Log #17 (Yamato Crew Premium Fan Club)
No-class APR
ONLINE 11 Chapter 2 products announced at Yamato Crew website
ONLINE 14 Yamato 2202 Beginners Episode 2
PRODUCT 14 Andromeda clear file given away with advance tickets for Chapter 2
PRODUCT 24 1/2000 Shining Ship Yamato miniature announced (Bandai, Tamashii Nations)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #576 (Hobby Japan Press)
PUBLICATION 25 Cover story in Model Graphix #391 (Dai Nippon Kaiga)
ONLINE 27 Lightwave 3D interview with Sublimation Studio
ONLINE 28 Chapter 2 trailer debuts
PRODUCT 29 Chapter 2 flyer in theaters
EVENT 29 Yamato Fest modeler’s event (Hokkaido)
No-class MAY
PUBLICATION 1 Coverage in Scale Aviation Vol. 115 (Dai Nippon Kaiga)
EVENT 1 1/2000 Bandai “Shining Ship” Yamato miniature on display (Akihabara, Tokyo)
ONLINE 2 Chapter 2 key visual debuts
MODEL 3 1/300 Yamato Jet (Skymark)
PUBLICATION 10 Coverage in PASH, June issue (Housewife and Life Co.)
EVENT 11-14 Shizuoka Hobby Show features Yamato products and debut of 3-meter Andromeda
EVENT 13 1/100 Yamato and 3-meter Andromeda display models go on tour
CINEMA 13 Yamato 2202 Chapter 1 screening and talk show (Shizuoka)
PUBLICATION 24 Coverage in TV Guide, July issue
PUBLICATION 24 Coverage in Hobby Japan #577 (Hobby Japan Press)
EVENT 27 Megahobby Expo, 2017 Spring features Yamato products (Akihabara, Tokyo)
EVENT 27,28 Tamashii Nations World Tour features Yamato products (Osaka)
PRODUCT 31 1/8 Yuki Mori “Advent Nose Art” figure (Megahouse)
No-class JUNE
EVENT 2 Collaboration begins with Pepper Lunch restaurants (through July 13)
EVENT 6 3-meter Andromeda display model at Aeon Mall, Miyoshi (through June 22)
CINEMA 7 Chapter 2 preview screening event (Shinjuku Piccadilly theater)
ONLINE 7 Chapter 2 second trailer debuts
PUBLICATION 7 Coverage in TV Station (Diamond Co.)
PUBLICATION 9 Coverage in Animedia (Gakken)
CINEMA 9 Chapter 1 screening event (Fukuoka)
CINEMA 10 Chapter 1 screening event (Hiroshima)
CINEMA 11 Chapter 1 screening event (Okayama)
CINEMA 13 Chapter 1 screening event (Miyagi)
ONLINE 14 Coverage on Cinema Today
EVENT 14 Chapter 3 advance tickets go on sale (with bonus poster)
ON AIR 17 Yamato 2202 ~ Just Before June 24 Launch!! TV Special premieres
CINEMA 17 Chapter 1 screening (Akishima, Tokyo)
EVENT 17 1/100 Yamato display model at MOVIX theater, Akishima, Tokyo (through July 7)
PUBLICATION 17 Coverage in Great Mechanics G (Futaba Co.)
EVENT 17 Yamato music performed at Shion Wind Concert (Taishi City)
ONLINE 18 Coverage on Mantan Web
PUBLICATION 19 Coverage in Aera (Asahi Shimbun)
ONLINE 19 Promotional Meeting of Love promo video, part 1
ONLINE 20 Promotional Meeting of Love promo video, part 2
PUBLICATION 20 Coverage in Tokyo Walker (Kadokawa)
ONLINE 21 Voice actor interviews (various sources)
ONLINE 21 Promotional Meeting of Love promo video, part 3
ONLINE 22 30-second TV commercial for Chapter 2 (Bandai Visual)
ONLINE 22 Voice actor interviews (various sources)
ONLINE 22 Promotional Meeting of Love promo video, part 4
PUBLICATION 22 Ship’s Log #18 (Yamato Crew Premium)
ONLINE 23 Yamato 2202 Hero’s Record mobile game site opens
ONLINE 23 Voice actor interviews (various sources)
PRODUCT 23 Number One Lottery prints available at convenience stores
PRODUCT 23 Mr. Hobby custom paints for Andromeda model kit (Gunze Sangyo)
ONLINE 23 Promotional Meeting of Love promo video, part 5
PUBLICATION 23 Chapter 2 ad in major newspapers
CINEMA 24 Yamato 2202 Chapter 2, Launch Chapter opens in 20 theaters
EVENT 24 Live stage greetings at three theaters premiering 2202 Chapter 2 (Tokyo)
VIDEO 24 Blu-ray: Yamato 2202 Chapter 2 theater-exclusive edition (Emotion)
PUBLICATION 24 Yamato 2202 Chapter 2 program book
PRODUCT 24 Yamato 2202 Chapter 2 theater handout art
MODEL 24 1/1000 Dreadnought (Bandai)
PUBLICATION 24 Coverage in Hobby Japan #578 (Hobby Japan Press)
EVENT 24 Collaboration begins with Myoujin Cafe (through July 7)
EVENT 24 3-meter Andromeda display model at Yokohama Berg 13 theater
ONLINE 24 Chapter 3 announcements on official 2202 website
ONLINE 24 2202 Chapter 3 key art revealed
PUBLICATION 24 Coverage in TV Guide (Tokyo News)
EVENT 29 Yamatalk Night of Love (Shinjuku Piccadilly theater)
ONLINE 30 Promotional Meeting of Love promo video, part 6
No-class JULY
ONLINE 1 Coverage on Mainichi Online
PRODUCT 1 Yamato 2202 Chapter 2 theater handout art, second week
EVENT 1-2 Stage greetings for Chapter 2, second week
ONLINE 4 Coverage on Akiba Souken
PRODUCT 5 Yamato Jet clear file, luggage tag (Skymark airlines)
EVENT 6 Yamatalk event featuring Akira Miyagawa and Harutoshi Fukui (Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater)
PUBLICATION 10 Coverage in NewType, August issue (Kadokawa)
PUBLICATION 10 Coverage in Pash!, August issue (Shufuto Seikatsu Co.)
PUBLICATION 14 Coverage in V-Storage (Bandai Visual)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #579 (Hobby Japan Press)
VIDEO 28 Blu-ray & DVD: Yamato 2202 Chapter 2 standard edition (Emotion)
PRODUCT 24 Yamato 2202 audio drama CD vol. 2 (Amazon)
EVENT 30 Wonderfest 2017 Summer features Yamato products and display models
No-class AUG
PRODUCT 11 Yuki Mori action figure (Bandai/S.H.Figuarts)
MODEL 12 1/1000 Aldebaraan (Bandai)
PUBLICATION 12,13 doujnshis published at Comiket 92
BOOK 12 Ark of the Stars Retouch Picture Collection first volume by Nobuteru Yuuki
PRODUCT 25 Chapter 3 advance tickets and clear file
ONLINE 25 2202 Chapter 3 video package art revealed
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #580 (Hobby Japan Press)
EVENT 26,27 Artist Naoyuki Katoh appears at Donburacon (Shizuoka)
No-class SEPT
ONLINE 1 Chapter 3 first theatrical trailer
PUBLICATION 1 Chapter 3 flyer in theaters
PRODUCT 1 Cosmo Fleet Special miniature: Yamato with asteroid ring (Megahouse)
PRODUCT 1 Cosmo Fleet Special miniature: Medarusa-class Annihilation Heavy Battleship (Megahouse)
EVENT 8 Collaboration resumes with Pepper Lunch restaurants (through Oct 26)
EVENT 14 “Metro Thanks” campaign begins (through Sept 27)
ONLINE 14 “Shining Ships” website expands (Tamashii Nations)
PUBLICATION 14 Coverage in V-Storage #11 magazine (Bandai Visual)
PUBLICATION 23 Ship’s Log #19 (Yamato Crew Premium)
PRODUCT 23 1/2000 Shining Ship Yamato display model (Bandai/Tamashii Nations)
PUBLICATION 24 Coverage in Tokyo Shimbun (newspaper)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #581 (Hobby Japan Press)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Model Graphix #396 (Dai Nippon Kaiga)
ONLINE 27 Chapter 3 second theatrical trailer
CINEMA 27 Yamato 2202 Chapter 3 preview screening and “teach-in” (Shinjuku Piccadilly theater)
EVENT 29 Products displayed at 57th All Japan Model Hobby Show (through Oct 1)
PRODUCT 30 Cosmo Fleet Special miniature: Hi-spec Cosmo Zero (Megahouse)
PRODUCT 30 1/8 Yamato Girls figure: Yuki Mori “Private Coordinates” version (Megahouse)

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