2004-2007 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 2004
Event 30th Anniversary year of first Yamato TV series
No-class JAN
Event 11 Yamato voted #48 in poll of best 100 anime
Book 30 Anime Generation: Study of Anime Culture from Yamato to Gundam by Inoue Sizuka (Shakai Hihyo Co.)
No-class FEB
production 5 New Space Battleship Yamato Development Memo 1
production 15 New Space Battleship Yamato Development Memo 2
Music 24 CD: Anime Toonz 2 features Yamato theme (Jellybean Records)
No-class MAR
production 12 New Space Battleship Yamato Development Memo 3
Game 20 Dai Yamato Fever 2 pachinko game debut (Sankyo)
Music 24 CD: Big Hit March: Family Anime Song Collection features Yamato theme
production 25 New Space Battleship Yamato Development Memo 4
production 26 New Space Battleship Yamato Development Memo 5
Book 26 Treasure Island Mook 982: Leiji Matsumoto Great Space Fantasy (Treasure Island Co.)
Event 29 Space Battleship Yamato Exhibition at Ikebukuro Sunshine City convention center (through May 9)
Video 31 DVD: Dai Yamato Zero-go volume 1 (Venture Soft)
Video ? DVD: Final Yamato subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
Video ? DVD: Yamato movie box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class APR
Product ? Yamato Figure Collection; set of 5 (Nubel International)
No-class MAY
production 9 New Space Battleship Yamato Development Memo 6
Video 10 DVD: Dai Yamato Zero-go volume 2 (Venture Soft)
production 19 New Space Battleship Yamato Development Memo 7
Music 26 CD: Anime Trance DJ Remix features Yamato theme (Farm Records)
Event 28 Ownership rights reconciled between Nishizaki, Matsumoto, and Tohokushinsha
production ? New Space Battleship Yamato Proposal Plan completed
No-class JUN
Music 23 CD: the Animetal Rebirth Heroes features Yamato theme (Sony Music)
Video 25 DVD: Dai Yamato Zero-go volume 3 (Venture Soft)
No-class JUL
Online 12 Nishizaki’s new company Enagio announces its intentions to produce a new Yamato series with co-owner Tohokushinsha
Online 21 Enagio announces the formation of the music label ‘First Aid Network’
Online 26 Enagio website posts document about rights reconciliation between Nishizaki and Matsumoto
No-class AUG
On Air 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on NHK
On Air 3 Farewell to Yamato broadcast on NHK
No-class SEP
Music 22 CD: Animetal Marathon VI: the Sentimental features Yamato theme (Sony Music)
Event 26 Yamato Party ’04 convention
Publication 26 Yamato 1979 Memorial fanzine published by fan group New World Academy
No-class OCT
On Air 6 Space Battleship Yamato 30th anniversary rebroadcast of episode 1
Game 6 Reminiscences of Iscandar (Playstation 2/Bandai)
Book 30 Leiji Matsumoto Collection of Pictures/50th anniversary (Aiikusha)
No-class NOV
Music 5 CD: Animero by Zoorasian Brass Quintet features Yamato theme (Aniplex)
Music 17 CD: Zettai Anime 100 features Yamato theme (Aniplex)
Music 18 CD: Super Robot Spirits the Best vol. 2 features Yamato live theme (Be!Smile Music)
Music 25 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
Book 8 Reminiscences of Iscandar Complete Guide (Enterbrain)
Music 22 CD: Space Battleship Yamato the Best II (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
Models ? Mechanic Collection complete box (Bandai)
No-class 2005
No-class JAN
Game 27 Counterattack of the Dark Nebula (Playstation 2/Bandai)
No-class FEB
Book 19 Space Battleship Yamato manga by Keisuke Fujikawa & Akira Hio (reissue in two volumes/Media Factory)
Video 19 DVD: Real Series Dai Yamato 2 pachinko game guide
Product 20 1/6 Sasha and Starsha character dolls (Zero Goods Universe)
Models 27 Bandai reissues classic model kits
No-class MAR
Book 19 Farewell to Yamato manga by Akira Hio (reissue in two volumes/Media Factory)
Game 20 Dai Yamato Fever Evolution pachinko game debut (Sankyo)
Music 23 CD: Acoustic Yamato by Akira Miyagawa (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Models 25 Debut of new line of vinyl & polystone kits (B-Club/Popy)
Book 31 Counterattack of the Dark Nebula Complete Guide (Enterbrain)
No-class APR
Game 7 Collapse of the Double Galaxies (Playstation 2/Bandai)
Book 16 Space Battleship Yamato, Thriving After 30 Years (Treasure Island Co.)
Book 19 The New Voyage manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
Event 23 Battleship Yamato Museum opens in Kure, Japan
Product ? Gashapon figures; set of 5 (Bandai)
No-class MAY
Event ? “Big Bang” exhibition in Osaka (Leiji Matsumoto & Yamato)
Product 18 Rocket Anchor pendant (Zero Goods Universe)
Music 18 CD: Space Battleship Yamato TV series BGM collection (reissue/Nippon Columbia)
Music 18 CD: Yamato 2 BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Music 18 CD: The New Voyage BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Music 18 CD: Be Forever Yamato BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Music 18 CD: Yamato III BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Music 18 CD: Final Yamato BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Book 19 Be Forever Yamato manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
Book 31 Collapse of the Double Galaxies Complete Guide (Enterbrain)
Video ? DVD: Space Battleship Yamato: the Making of an Anime Legend (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUN
Book 19 Final Yamato manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
Video 22 DVD: Yamato Grand Symphony (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Music 22 CD: Gokusen! Anime 100 features Yamato theme (Aniplex)
Music 22 CD: Everlasting Songs of the Human World: Yu Aku lyric collection 5-disc set features Yamato songs (Victor Entertainment)
Product 24 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato typing software Complete Box for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
Product 24 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Warp for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
Product 24 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
Product 24 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Dispersion Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
No-class JUL
Product 27 Zippo lighters/set of 4 (Unifive)
No-class AUG
Online 1 Star Blazers Rebirth webcomic debuts at starblazers.com
Book 5 The World of Leiji Matsumoto (Tatsumi mook)
Cinema 23 Farewell to Yamato screens at Odaiba Movie King
Music 24 CD: MoeTora: Anime Trance 01 features Yamato theme
No-class SEP
Cinema 11-20 Space Battleship Yamato, Farewell to Yamato revival screenings at Toei Theatre in Kurashiki
Product 19 Display figure collection; set of 10 (7-11)
Publication 22 Space Battleship Yamato 2006 calendar (Tohokushinsha Film Corp.)
Music 28 CD: Debut 45th anniversary Isao Sasaki Best: Galactic Voyage features Yamato songs (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class OCT
Product ? 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘town version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
No-class NOV
Cinema 4, 5 All five Yamato movies screen at Toho Virgin cinemas, Roppongi, Tokyo
On Air 6 Isao Sasaki appears on TV Tokyo Channel 12
Product 11 Space Battleship Yamato, Farewell, Be Forever jigsaw puzzles (Epoch)
Online 24 EZ web delivery for Space Battleship Yamato TV series
No-class DEC
Publication 30 Yamato 2199 tribute illustration book (fanzine)
Model ? Yamato ‘Mechanic File’ (Bandai)
No-class 2006
No-class JAN
Music 6 CD: Akira & On-Gaku-Dan! by Akira Miyagawa and the Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band features Yamato theme (King Records)
Product ? 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘wedding version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
No-class FEB
Event ? Yamato Theme wins ‘Anison Ranking 2006’ contest, Isao Sasaki performs live
No-class MAR
R.i.p. 21 Hiroshi Miyagawa dies at age 75
Music 24 CD: Trance Heaven presents AniTra (Anime Trance) Heaven features Yamato theme (Victor Entertainment)
Event 26 Japan Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Tokyo Art Theatre honors Hiroshi Miyagawa
Book 30 Toshihiro Kawamoto Artworks ‘The Illusives’ 1985-2005 (Softbank Creative)
No-class APR
Music 19 CD: Best Anison 100 unplugged features Yamato theme (Aniplex)
Model ? Yamato ‘Mechanic File’ clear version (Bandai)
No-class MAY
Music 10 CD: Favorite Songs of the Showa Children features Yamato theme (King Records)
Music 24 CD: AniBara: Moved to Tears! Memory of Anime Ballads features The Scarlet Scarf (Columbia Music Entertainment)
Product 28 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘white uniform nurse version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
No-class JUN
Music 6 CD: Naniwa Orchestral Winds 2006 by Akira Miyagawa features Yamato theme (Brain Music)
Book 21 Band Score Animation Super Song Collection features Yamato sheet music (K.M.P.)
Event 24 ‘Leiji Future 2006’ exhibition, sponsored by Liberty Planet and Zero Goods Universe (to July 2)
Product 24 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘yellow uniform nurse version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
No-class JUL
Book 10 World of Anime Novelize covers Yamato novelizations (Yosen Company)
On Air 16 Hiroshi Miyagawa tribute special on Family Theatre
Music 26 CD: Master of Pop: The World of Hiroshi Miyagawa features Yamato theme (Teichiku Entertainment)
Product ? Yamato Cosmofleet Collection 1 (Megahouse)
No-class AUG
Music 2 CD: Animetal: Decade of Bravehearts features Yamato theme (Sony Music)
Product 4 Captain Okita relief panel (Liberty Planet)
On Air 11 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
Publication 13 Yamato 2201 tribute illustration book (fanzine)
On Air 13 Isao Sasaki appears on a Hiroshi Miyagawa memorial program on NHK
On Air 13 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Asahi National Broadcasting
On Air 18, 20 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
Music 23 CD: Kyoen Rafureshia: Anijazz Tokyo Brass Style features Yamato theme
Product ? 1/6 Yuki character doll in yellow crew uniform (Zero Goods Universe)
No-class SEP
Music 27 CD: 100 Best Competition Marches features Yamato theme
On Air ? Yamato characters appear in an ANA (All Nippon Airways) TV commercial
Product ? Space Battleship Yamato lighter
No-class NOV
Publication 1 “The Road to Iscandar” recurring feature begins in Hobby Japan magazine
Product 23 1/2000 Yamato display model; set of 2 (F-toys)
Product ? Yamato trading cards (Kabaya)
Product ? Yamato Mechanical Collection part 1 (Popy)
No-class DEC
On Air 31 Isao Sasaki performs on TV Tokyo channel 12
Publication 31 Yamato Reunion tribute illustration book (fanzine)
Product ? 1-meter Yamato polystone model (Liberty Planet)
Product ? Analyzer and Yuki “1974 Combo Set” figurines (Liberty Planet/Zero Goods Universe)
Product ? ‘Handy Karaoke Mike Boy’ bundled with Yamato songs (Onkyo)
Product ? 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘Final Yamato version’ (Zero Goods Universe)
No-class 2007
No-class JAN
Music 10 CD: C-Gal@Anime features Yamato theme (Japan Crown)
Model 27 1/350 Yamato (Bandai)
Model ? EX model Cosmo Zero (Bandai)
No-class FEB
Model ? EX model Black Tiger (Bandai)
Product ? Balanodon figurine (Marmit)
Product ? Soft vinyl Gamilon character figurines (Denboku)
No-class MAR
Publication 1 Hobby Japan magazine #453 publishes a cover story on 1/350 Yamato kit
Event 11 NHK Memorial tribute concert for Hiroshi Miyagawa
Product 26 1/655 40cm Super Mechanics Yamato (Taito)
Book ? It’s Wonderful to Be Young autobiography by composer Hiroshi Miyagawa (Sankei Shimbun)
No-class APR
Publication 1 Model Graphix Magazine #269 publishes a cover story on 1/350 Yamato kit
Book 3 Bandai Character Plastic Model Chronicle (Gakken)
Book 15 Space Battleship Yamato Modeling Guide (Dengeki Hobby)
Music 18 CD: New Sounds in Brass 2007 features Yamato theme (EMI Music Japan)
Music 25 CD: J-Pop TV Anime Hit Hit March: 101 Omnibus features Yamato theme (Victor Entertainment)
Product ? Yamato Cosmofleet Collection 2 (Megahouse)
No-class MAY
Music 23 CD: AniCapella Vol. 1 features Yamato theme (Universal Music)
model ? EX Model Cosmo Tiger II (Bandai)
Product ? Space Battleship Yamato ‘Real Artwork’ series wall art (Happinet)
No-class JUN
R.i.p. 15 Composer Kentaro Haneda dies at age 58
Video 15 Dai Yamato Zero Go “Special Box” DVD set (Episodes 1-5, Godship)
Music 29 CD: Cherry Bell Presents Welcome to the New World features Yamato theme
Product ? 20cm Analyzer figurine (Liberty Planet)
Product ? Yamato Mechanical Collection Part 2 (Plex)
No-class JUL
Model ? 1-meter long Yamato kit reissue (Liberty Planet)
No-class AUG
R.i.p. 1 Lyricist Yu Aku dies of cancer
Online 1 Star Blazers Rebirth webcomic concludes at starblazers.com
publication 17 Yamato Party Returns (fanzine)
Video 24 DVD: Space Battleship Yamato movies ‘Memorial Box’ (Bandai/Emotion)
Product ? Yamato Cosmofleet Collection 3 (Megahouse)
No-class SEP
Music 19 CD: 100 Voices: Voice actors Grand Prix features Yamato theme (Sony Music)
Product ? Yamato Mechanical Collection Part 3 (Plex)
No-class OCT
Online 1 Japan’s Cinema Channel offers Series 1 on broadband (through Aug. 30, 2008)
Music 3 CD: AniMeg by Megumi Ogata features Yamato theme
No-class NOV
Event 10 CR Yamato pachinko game rollout party held in Japan (Fuji Company)
product 10 CR Yamato pachinko game media pack
Music 10 CD: CR Yamato pachinko music (Fuji Company)
No-class DEC
Music 5 CD: BraBan! The Koshien Live Recording! brass band album features Yamato theme (Universal Music International)
Publication 10 Otaku USA #4 features a Star Blazers poster and Yamato articles (Sovereign Media)
Product 15 1/6 Yuki character doll ‘Yamato III version’ (Zero Goods Universe)

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