2000-2003 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 2000
No-class JAN
Event 25 Leiji Matsumoto announces a new project called Great Yamato
Product 25 Limited edition (600 bottles) Leiji Matsumoto wine featuring Yuki (Nova) on the label
Music 26 CD: Animage Singles 1983 features Final Yamato songs (Tokuma Japan)
Product ? Farewell to Yamato keyholders; set of 8 (Banpresto)
No-class FEB
Event 6 Yoko Asagami (Yuki’s voice actress) appears at a figure skating event
Event 10-13 World of Leiji Matsumoto exhibition in Osaka
Event 17-21 World of Leiji Matsumoto exhibition in Kobe
Event 20 Hiroshi Miyagawa appears at a ‘TV Theme Song’ exhibition
Music 25 CD: Ayurveda Back to the Childhood features Yamato theme
On Air 28 Isao Sasaki appears on ‘Big Show by Two People’ on NHK
Publication 29 Great Yamato manga by Leiji Matsumoto begins serialization in Gotta Comics magazine (Shogakukan)
No-class MAR
Product 4 Commemorative train tickets issued by Kintetsu Railroad Co., Kansai region
On Air 12 Isao Sasaki appears on NTV
Product 15 Yamato phone card (Kintetsu Railroad Co.)
Event 31 Leiji Matsumoto appears at Galaxy Art Expo 2000
Product ? Lightup Mechanical Models; set of 3 (Banpresto)
MUSIC ? CD box set: The Music Encyclopedia of Leiji Matsumoto 1999 includes 2 discs of Yamato music (Bandai Visual/Columbia Family Group)
No-class APR
Publication 30 Yamato 1977 Memorial fanzines published by fan group New World Academy
No-class MAY
Game 2 Farewell to Yamato standard edition and deluxe pack (Playstation 1/Bandai)
Product 4 Limited edition Cel Art telephone cards; set of 2 (Anime World Star)
Product 15 Farewell to Yamato for Playstation 1 commemorative metrocard (Bandai)
Book 15 Space Battleship Yamato: The Faraway Planet Iscandar ‘Fixed Data’ (Studio DNA media books)
Book 15 Space Battleship Yamato: The Faraway Planet Iscandar Comic Anthology (Studio DNA media books)
Music 17 CD: AniPara Kids and More features Yamato themes (Warner Music Japan)
Game 18 Cosmowarrior Zero videogame features ‘Battle Analyzer’ character (Playstation 1/Taito)
Product 23 Yamato strap mascot (Unifive)
Product ? Yamato Wave Motion Gun Shooting game (Banpresto)
No-class JUN
Event 9-18 World of Leiji Matsumoto exhibition in Ishikawa
Publication 11 Flash magazine interviews Leiji Matsumoto about Great Yamato
Event 14-18 World of Leiji Matsumoto II exhibition in Tokushima
Event 15-18 World of Leiji Matsumoto II exhibition in Osaka
Game 15 Beatmania Pocket Series Anison Mix 3: Leiji Matsumoto (Konami)
Book 17 Farewell to Yamato Playstation 1 game Complete Guide (Enterbrain)
Event 23-26 World of Leiji Matsumoto II exhibition exhibit in Aichi
Model ? Bandai reissues classic Yamato model kits
Music ? CD: Anison Mix 3: Leiji Matsumoto Edition features Yamato songs
No-class JUL
VIDEO 25 DVD: Space Battleship Yamato TV series 1 ‘Memorial Box’ with art by Hirotoshi Sano (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class AUG
Product 1 Papercraft “Wave Motion Hats” (First Bridge Deck)
book 10 Farewell to Yamato Playstation 1 ‘Enjoyment Book’ (Keibunsha)
Product 11 Farewell to Yamato telephone “Quo” cards (Nexus)
Production 14, 15 Recording of Yamato symphonic tracks and new Great Yamato tracks (written and conducted by Hiroshi Miyagawa) for ‘Eternal Edition’ CD
VIDEO 18 DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Product 20 Cosmogun replica (Liberty Planet)
No-class SEP
Product 22 Yamato 20th century commemorative postage stamp issued by Japanese postal system
Product 23 limited edition ’20th Century Terebi Hero’ Yamato wristwatch (Seiko)
Game 28 Space Battleship Yamato: Tracks of Heroes ‘Fan Disc’ (Playstation 1/Bandai)
Music 30 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ discs 0 & 1 (Columbia Records)
No-class OCT
Event 8 Leiji Matsumoto appears at a lecture and signing session at Yamano Music store for the Great Yamato Eternal Edition CD
Event 14 Release party for Eternal Edition CD at Ishimaru Electric
On Air 16 Isao Sasaki appears on ‘Best Top Ten’ (TV Tokyo)
Event 22 Yamato Party 2000 convention
Book 25 Super Mecha Illustration (Graphic Company)
Publication ? Leiji Matsumoto’s World 2001 calendar (Shogakukan)
Product ? Space Battleship Yamato ‘Double Diorama’; set of 2 (Banpresto)
No-class NOV
Music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ discs 2 & 3 (Columbia Records)
On Air 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 3 Farewell to Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 5 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 8 Be Forever Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 9 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 10 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 12 Farewell to Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 16 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 17 Be Forever Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
Music 18 CD: 40th Anniversary Isao Sasaki Song Book ‘Greatest Best’ features Yamato songs (VAP)
On Air 19 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 22 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
Music 22 CD: 40th Anniversary Isao Sasaki Song Book ‘Trial Best’ features Yamato songs (VAP)
Music 22 CD: Youth Song Yearbook Best 30 ’77 features Yamato theme (EMI Music Japan)
On Air 23 Farewell to Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 24 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 29 Be Forever Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 30 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
game ? Space Battleship Yamato slot machine (Sammy/Banpresto)
No-class DEC
Music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 4 (Columbia Records)
Event 3 Contest winners attend special live performance of Eternal Edition tracks at Columbia Music Studio, Tokyo
Product 6 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (Sourcenext)
Music 30 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ discs 5 & 6 (Columbia Records)
No-class
Product ? Yuki Mori Elegant Sofubi (soft vinyl) doll series debuts (Liberty Planet)
Product 9 E-Kara Anison Club Vol. 2 chip for E-kara karaoke microphone features Yamato theme (Takara)
No-class
No-class 2001
BOOK ? Star Blazers Fleet Battle System Game Module II: The Dark Nebula Empire (Musashi enterprises/Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JAN
Book 1 Space Battleship Yamato Real Papercraft (Wani magazine special)
Book 15 Farewell to Yamato ‘Fixed Data’ (Studio DNA media books)
Book 18 Great Yamato special (Gotta Comics/Shogakukan)
Music 24 CD: AniPara Best and More features Yamato theme (Warner Music Japan)
Video 25 DVD: Yamato 2 TV series ‘Memorial Box’ with art by Hirotoshi Sano (Bandai/Emotion)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class FEB
Music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 7 (Columbia Records)
event 10 Premium Talk Vol. 2: Celebrating the Birth of the New Space Battleship Yamato (Lecture and product exhibition)
Game 8 Space Battleship Yamato Wonderswan cartridge game & poster (Bandai)
No-class MAR
Music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ discs 8 & 9 (Columbia Records)
Book 3 Space Battleship Yamato Chronicles (B Media Books/Take Shobo)
Book 5 Great Yamato manga vol. 1 by Leiji Matsumoto (Gotta Comics/Shogakukan)
Book 15 Space Battleship Yamato Wonderswan game strategy guide (Dengeki/Mediaworks)
Music 17 CD: 2001 Anime Hit March features Yamato theme (Columbia Music Entertainment)
Product 23 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Warp for Mac & Windows (Sourcenext)
Product 23 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato 3D Movie Collection for Windows (Sourcenext)
Music 31 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 10 and collector’s box (Columbia Records)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 3 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Product ? Captain Okita soft vinyl figure and Battleship (Time House)
No-class APR
Product 16 Popynica BPX-01 Yamato toy (Bandai)
game 22 War Against the White Comet strategic simulator game (Sunset Games)
Product 28 Great Yamato wristwatch (Seiko)
No-class MAY
product 4 Yamato cel art pencil boards; set of 6 (Anime World Star)
Book 10 My Sweet Anime classic anime retrospective includes Yamato (Esquire Magazine Japan)
Video 25 DVD: Yamato III TV series ‘Memorial Box’ with art by Hirotoshi Sano (Bandai/Emotion)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUNE
Game 20 Space Battleship Yamato: the Faraway Planet Iscandar Playstation 1 reissue (Bandai “The Best”)
Game 28 Yamato featured in Story of Galaxy Express 999 for Playstation 1 (Banpresto)
Product 29 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Mac (Sourcenext)
Product 29 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Mac Special ‘Typing 2: Big Great Work’ (Sourcenext)
No-class JUL
Event 26 Big Leiji Matsumoto Exhibition (through Sept. 2)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 5 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
Book 5 Great Yamato manga vol. 2 by Leiji Matsumoto (Gotta Comics/Shogakukan)
Product ? Space Battleship Yamato limited edition Zippo lighters; set of 3 (Unifive)
No-class SEP
Music 1 CD: Music for Athletes features Yamato theme (Nippon Columbia)
Product 7 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Dispersion Wave-Motion Gun for Mac & Windows (Sourcenext)
Product 21 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato 3D Movie Collection DX for Mac & Windows (Sourcenext)
Product 21 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato typing software Complete Box for Mac & Windows (Sourcenext)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 6 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class OCT
Product 5 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato typing software Complete Box DVD for Windows (Sourcenext)
Event 21 Yamato Party ’01 convention
Product ? Space Battleship Yamato wristwatches; set of 3 (Banpresto)
Product ? 1/6 Susumu Kodai figurine with gun and helmet (Megahouse)
No-class NOV
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 1 part 1 (revised) and series 1 box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Product ? 1/6 ‘Feuhrer Dessler’ figurine with Ultra-Menace Missile (Megahouse)
No-class
No-class 2002
No-class JAN
game 6 CD: Pop’n Music 7 game for Playstation 2 features Yamato theme (Konami)
Music 6 CD: Pop’n’Love: Pop’n’Music 7 game soundtrack features Yamato theme (King Records)
Music 17 CD: Hamonepu features Yamato theme
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class FEB
Product 19 Yamato cloissone pins collection (Furuta)
Music 27 CD: Cafe de Anime features Yamato themes (Warner Japan)
No-class MAR
On Air 21, 22 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on WOWOW
Event 25 Japanese courts award Yamato copyright to Nishizaki
Music 27 CD: AniRap features Yamato theme (Warner Music Japan)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class APR
On Air 5 Final Yamato broadcast on Hokuriku sunrise
Product 28 Yamato Keychain Figure Collection; set of 10 (Sunkus)
No-class MAY
On Air 1 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 2 Farewell to Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 3 The New Voyage broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 4 Be Forever Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 5 Final Yamato broadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 13 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on Anime Network Japan
Event 26 Space Battleship Yamato voted #22 in list of top 100 favorite anime
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 3 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUN
Video ? DVD: Space Battleship Yamato subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUL
Event 7 Captain Okita voted #86 in list of top 100 favorite characters
Event 28 Space Battleship Yamato theme song voted 1st in list of top 100 favorite songs
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
Online 1 Debut of starblazers.com in US
On Air 1 Leiji Matsumoto appears on Fuji Television
Publication 1 Megaton Punch parody doujinshi (fanzine)
Event 8 Kodai voted #55 in list of top 100 favorite anime heroes
On Air 10 Leiji Matsumoto appears on Kansai Television
Book 13 The Far Place Where the Ring of Time is Linked by Leiji Matsumoto (Tokyo Shoseki)
Event 15 Yamato theme voted #60 of 100 best karaoke songs
No-class SEP
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 5 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class NOV
Music 21 CD: The Hit Parade by Hiroshi Miyagawa features Yamato themes (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 6 and box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Video ? DVD: Farewell to Yamato subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
On Air 5 All 5 Yamato movies broadcast on channel NECO
Game 10 Dai Yamato slot machine game and how-to-play video (Sankyo)
Event 21 Adult viewers vote Yamato #50 of best 100 anime
Book 28 Yamato Party Memorial (fanzine)
No-class
Book ? Anime Song Chorus features Yamato sheet music
No-class
No-class 2003
On Air ? The Yamato theme is used in a TV commercial for ‘One Cup’ noodle
No-class JAN
On Air 1 Space Battleship Yamato TV series is rebroadcast on Family Theatre
On Air 5 All 5 Yamato movies rebroadcast on channel NECO
Event 7 The Yamato theme is voted #2 place in ‘Karaoke Best 10’
Publication 8 Brain Concert Repertoire Collection #1: Space Battleship Yamato score for brass band by Akira Miyagawa (Brain Music)
product ? Star Blazers series 3 poster (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class FEB
Product 17 1/6 Yamato crewman action doll (RZM)
On Air 20 Yamato 2 TV series is rebroadcast on Family Theatre
Book 28 Cosmoship Yamato manga reissue vol. 1 by Leiji Matsumoto (Akita Top Comics/Akita Shoten)
No-class MAR
Game 20 Dai Yamato Fever pachinko game debut (Sankyo)
Game 20 Dai Yamato Fever 7 game for Playstation 2 (Sankyo)
Product 23 1/6 Gamilas officer action doll (RZM)
Book 25 Cosmoship Yamato manga reissue vol. 2 by Leiji Matsumoto (Akita Top Comics/Akita Shoten)
Event 27, 30 Hiroshi Miyagawa conducts Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at Tokyo Art Theatre
On Air 31 Three of the movies are broadcast on late-night ‘Daily Life Television’
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class APR
Product 18 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
Product 18 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Dispersion Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
Book 25 Cosmoship Yamato manga reissue vol. 3 by Leiji Matsumoto (Akita Top Comics/Akita Shoten)
Event 25 Great Yamato ‘Cosmo World’ exhibit in Osaka (through May 5)
Video ? DVD: The New Voyage subtitled (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
Music 23 CD: Showa Kids TV Singles Vol. 10 features Yamato theme (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Book 23 The Primer Regarding Laws of Dream Science Vol. 2 by Eiichi Morita features Yamato content (Media Factory)
Event 29 Reconciliation of copyright dispute: Nishizaki awarded story rights, Matsumoto awarded visual rights, overall ownership awarded to Tohokushinsha Corporation
Music 30 CD: Leiji Matsumoto Animation World features Yamato songs (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
On Air 16 Space Battleship Yamato TV series 1 marathon on Family Theatre
Music 27 CD: Because Anime is There features Yamato theme
Video ? DVD: Be Forever Yamato subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Product ? Character Costume Series: Yuki Mori set (Azone)
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
MUSIC 3 CD: Lonely Girl by Junko Yagami includes Love Supreme from Final Yamato (King Record Co.)
Event 16 Space Battleship Yamato voted #1 in best 10 anime contest
Event 23 Yamato Party ’03 convention
book 25 Outer Space of Leiji Matsumoto: Conte de liens d’eternite manga history retrospective (Yahata Shoten)
Video ? DVD: Star Blazers series 3 part 6 and box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
Music 17 CD: Hane-Ken Land: the film music of Kentaro Haneda features music from Final Yamato (Columbia Music Entertainment)

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