2008-2009 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 2008
No-class JAN
Product 24 Kodai and Captain Okita kewpie dolls (Run’A Company)
Product ? 45cm metal Andromeda (Marmit)
Product ? Yamato Cosmofleet Collection ‘Best Selection’ (Megahouse)
No-class FEB
Music 6 CD: Competition of Dreams Dance World features Yamato theme (King Records)
Video 22 DVD: Space Battleship Yamato TV Series 1 HD Remaster with 1/700 model kit (Bandai/Emotion)
Publication 25 Weekly Playboy Magazine features an interview with Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Hideaki Ito (Shueisha)
Book 25 The Primer Regarding Laws of Dream Science Vol. 5 by Rikao Yanagita features Yamato content (Media Factory)
No-class MAR
Publication 1 Dengeki Hobby Magazine includes an insert booklet on the first TV series (Mediaworks)
On Air 3 Launch of Space Battleship Yamato Music & Video channel for mobile phone downloads (Mobile Ltd.)
Music 26 CD: Cover Song Dolls 3 Anison album features Yamato theme (Audiense Nest Co. Ltd.)
Publication 28 Otonafami Magazine features an interview with Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Hideaki Ito (Enterbrain)
Product ? Dessler Wine Set (Bandai/Lalabit Market)
No-class APR
Publication 1 Hobby Japan magazine #466 publishes a cover story on 1/700 Yamato kit (Hobby Japan Press)
R.I.P. 3 Taichirou Hirokawa, voice of Mamoru Kodai, dies of cancer
Product 3 Cosmo Zero Motorcycle Helmet (Bandai/Lalabit Market)
Product 22 Japan’s Primeworks announces downloadable Yamato cel phone graphics
Product 25 Yamato Mechanical Collection Part 4 (Plex Co.)
No-class MAY
Event 19 Yamato theme performed in concert at Port Angeles High School, Washington
Product ? Yuki Mori crew uniform (m.i.a. Costume)
No-class JUN
Product 3 Cosmo Zero ‘Super Mechanics’ toy (Taito)
Book 30 Yutaka Izubuchi 30th Anniversary Works Collection includes Yamato mecha design (Mediaworks)
Product ? Leiji Matsumoto character doll #31: Sasha from Be Forever Yamato (Zero Goods Universe)
No-class JULY
R.I.P. 21 Master Animator Yoshinori Kanada dies of myocardial infarction
Production 31 Yoshinobu Nishizaki announces formation of Yamato Studio in Nerima, Tokyo to produce Yamato Resurrection as a feature film
No-class AUG
Event 16 Yamato Party 2008 program
Product ? Leiji Matsumoto character dolls 32 & 33: Mamoru Kodai and Sasha (Playstation versions, Zero Goods Universe)
No-class OCT
Video 24 DVD: Dai Yamato Zero Go box set rereleased (Godship)
ON AIR 25 Yamato 2 rebroadcast begins on Family Theatre Network
No-class NOV
Music 5 CD: Hassha [Takeoff] Melody Sound: Anime & Hero includes Yamato theme (King Records)
Book 14 Shigeru Komatsuzaki Bandai Box Art Collection (Gakken)
Product 21 Yamato Fightercraft Collection (Plex Co./Zacca P.A.P.)
Product 21 Farewell to Yamato Mechanical Collection miniatures (Plex Co./Zacca P.A.P.)
Music 26 CD: Piano book of verses: Until we see the day again by Takashi Ohara includes Yamato theme (King Records)
No-class DEC
Event 5 “Leiji Future 2008” event (Tokyo)
Product 6 Yamato pedometer (Bandai)
Product 8 Yamato Mechanical Collection set of 8 figures (Lawson)
R.I.P. 8 Mikio Terashima, voice of Chief Engineer Sho Yamazaki
Product 23 Yuki Mori ‘Real Figure’ set (Taito)
Book 25 The Dream-Science Guide Vol. 5 by Rikao Yanagita features Yamato content (Media Factory)
Product 25 Light-up 1/665 ‘Super Mechanics’ Yamato toy and 1/1 scale wave-motion gun trigger (Taito)
Publication 28 Susumu Kodai’s Logbook: Radio Drama Memorial doujinshi (New World Academy)
Product ? 23cm metal Dessler Ship (Marmit)
No-class 2009
Event 35th Anniversary year of first Yamato TV series
No-class JAN
R.I.P. 2 Voice actor Osamu Ichikawa (Miru in Farewell to Yamato) dies at 72
No-class FEB
Event 5 CR Yamato 2 pachinko game rollout party held in Japan (Fuji Company)
product 5 CR Yamato 2 pachinko game media pack
product ? Monchichi character dolls (set of 2)
No-class MAR
event 18-21 Tohokushinsha Film Corp. promotes the new Yamato movie at the Tokyo International Anime Fair
Music 25 CD: Black Jack & Space Battleship Yamato by Akira Miyagawa and the Osaka Symphony Orchestra (King Records)
No-class SPRING
online ? Yamato Studios’ Promotional website for Yamato Resurrection goes live
No-class MAY
Event 3 Yamato Party ’09 convention
Video 11 Yamato Resurrection promotional DVD #1 (Yamato Studio)
Event 16 Yamato Symphony live performance by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space)
Event 17 Yamato Resurrection promotional DVD #1 exhibited at Wonder Festival Hobby Show, Japan
publication 18 First reports of Yamato Resurrection in news media
No-class JUN
music 17 Iskandall maxi-single (WCDA)
Models 27 Bandai reissues many classic models including the 1/350 Yamato and the Space Panorama kits
Product 30 Yamato Resurrection tote bag available in Japanese convenience stores (through July 6)
No-class JULY
ONLINE 13 Sea of Stars: A Voyage of the Space Cruiser Argo audio drama episode 0: The Argo: Sailor of the Stars (Forward Momentum Productions)
Event 18 Director Noboru Ishiguro announces development of live-action Yamato movie at Otakon, Baltimore MD
Event 24-26 Yamato Resurrection promotional DVD #1 exhibited at Comic Con International, San Deigo
product 25 Yamato Cosmofleet Collection ‘Best Selection II’ (Megahouse)
product ? 1/2000 Yamato display model reissued (F-Toys)
No-class AUG
publication 10 Yamato Resurrection movie flyer circulation begins
Book 15 Space Battleship Yamato manga by Leiji Matsumoto (reissue in one volume/Akita Shoten)
Production 17, 18, 26 Music recording for Yamato Resurrection
online 29 Io9 website ranks Star Blazers #60 in the top 100 all-time great SF/Fantasy shows
No-class SEP
online 1 Promotional website for Yamato Resurrection goes live with teaser content and movie trailers
cinema 5 Yamato Resurrection advance tickets go on sale with free poster and clear file
product 11 Yamato Resurrection pocket watches (Set of 2/Taito)
event 19-23 Yamato Perfect Revival Exhibition gallery show in Tokyo
No-class OCT
Production ? Live-action Yamato movie begins production
online 1 Promotional website for live-action Space Battleship Yamato movie goes live
publication 10 Animage Magazine publishes an interview with Yoshinobu Nishizaki (November issue/Tokuma Shoten)
publication 19 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #1 goes on sale in Hiroshima (De Agostini)
online 24 New movie trailers added to Yamato Resurrection official website
Product 25 Dessler wine glass (Aoshima/Skynet)
publication 28 Yamato Resurrection 2010 Calendar (Etoile Co.)
publication 31 Animage Original Volume #5 includes an article on Yamato Resurrection music (Tokuma Shoten)
Product ? Popynica BPX-01 Yamato toy reissued (Bandai)
No-class NOV
publication 2 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #2 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 10 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #3 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 15 Distribution of press sheet for Yamato Resurrection
event 17 Yamato Resurrection mini-exhibition at Tokyo Anime Center through Dec. 13 (Akihabara)
publication 17 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #4 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
Product 19 CR Yamato 2 pachinko game wall scrolls (Set of 2/Maitan Co.)
model 20 1/350 Yamato kit reissued with limited edition reflective coating (Bandai)
book 22 Space Battleship Yamato manga Vol. 1 by Akira Hio and Keisuke Fujikawa (Reissue/Media Factory)
publication 24 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #5 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
online 24 Yamato Crew website goes live
online 24 Yamato Resurrection tie-in campaign begins with Cedyna credit card
video 25 DVD: All five Yamato movies reissued (Bandai/Emotion)
Product 26 Super Mechanics Space Battleship Yamato “Resurrection Version” toy (Taito)
publication 26 Hyperweapon 2009 magazine covers Yamato Resurrection mecha design (Model Art Co.)
cinema 28 Yamato Resurrection preview screening in Tokyo
product 28 Gift bags given to spectators at Yamato Resurrection preview screenings
publication 28 Space Battleship Yamato Mechanic Memorial (Toho)
cinema 30 Yamato Resurrection preview screening in Shinjuku, Tokyo
No-class DEC
publication 1 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #6 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
cinema 1 Yamato Resurrection preview screening in Yurakucho, Tokyo
product 1 Yamato Bento food items debut at Sunkus convenience stores in Japan
product 1 Yamato Resurrection pastries from Pasco Co. debut at stores in Kanto region (sold through Dec. 31)
cinema 2 Yamato Resurrection preview screening in Osaka
cinema 3 Yamato Resurrection preview screenings in Fukuoka and Sapporo
publication 3 Rocks Magazine #5 publishes a Yamato Resurrection cover story (Shibuya Publishing)
cinema 4 Yamato Resurrection preview screening in Nagoya
on air 5 TV special: Tracks of Yamato and Us (Family Theatre TV network)
on air 5 TV special: Space Battleship Yamato: All the Charm (TBS Japan)
on air 5 First Yamato TV series episodes 1-13 rebroadcast in an overnight marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
event 5 & 6 Yamato Resurrection Exhibition at Aeon Laketown Shopping Center (Tokyo/Koshigaya City)
product 5 First wave of Yamato apparel debuts at Jusco Department Stores
product 5 Yamato capsule toys go on sale
product 5 300-piece Yamato Resurrection jigsaw puzzle (Plex Co.)
publication 5 Yamato Resurrection 2010 Calendar (Yamato Studio)
on air 7 Space Battleship Yamato movie (Family Theatre TV network)
online 7 Yamato Crew website launches mobile phone app
online 7 Yahoo Japan opens Yamato Resurrection website with preferred customer program for new products (through Jan. 15)
book 7 Space Battleship Yamato manga Vol. 2 by Akira Hio and Keisuke Fujikawa (Reissue/Media Factory)
product 8 Yamato Resurrection lighters (Set of 2/Zippo)
on air 8 Farewell to Yamato movie (Family Theatre TV network)
music 9 CD: Symphony Yamato 2009 (EMI Music)
on air 9 The New Voyage movie (Family Theatre TV network)
on air 10 Be Forever Yamato movie (Family Theatre TV network)
publication 10 Animage and New Type magazines publish articles on Yamato Resurrection
on air 11 TV special: The Age with Yamato (History Channel Japan)
product 11 “Choco Pan” canned bread (Anime World Star)
on air 11 Final Yamato movie (Family Theatre TV network)
cinema 12 Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection premieres in Japan
publication 12 Yamato Resurrection program book (Yamato Studio)
publication 12 Yamato Resurrection Model Sheet Collection (Yamato Studio)
publication 12 Yamato Resurrection Papercraft (Fujitsuka Zero Taro Store/Office Prion)
product 12 Yamato Resurrection accessories (Movic)
product 12 Yamato Resurrection clear files (set of 2/Movic)
product 12 Limited-edition Yamato Resurrection calendar card given away to moviegoers (Toho)
on air 12 First Yamato TV series episodes 14-26 rebroadcast in an overnight marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
event 12 & 13 Yamato Resurrection Exhibition at Aeon Dainichi Shopping Center (Osaka)
event 14 Yamato charity auction opens on Yahoo.jp
publication 15 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #7 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
music 16 CD: Yamato Resurrection Original Soundtrack (EMI Music)
music 16 CD Singles: Yamato Resurrection songs by rock group The Alfee (Set of 3/EMI Music)
product 16 Yamato Resurrection clear file (tie-in with The Alfee CD singles)
on air 19 Yamato 2 TV series rebroadcast in an all-day marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
event 19 & 20 Yamato Resurrection Exhibition at Aeon Bay City Shopping Center (Nagoya)
event 20 Leiji Future 2009 Exhibition (Tokyo)
product 20 Flannel products added to Yamato Crew online store
product 21 Sunkus convenience stores release Yamato Resurrection apparel and lighter
publication 21 Space Battleship Yamato Memorial 2010 Calendar (Yamato Studio)
event 21 Yamato charity auction closes on Yahoo.jp
book 22 Farewell to Yamato manga Vol. 1 by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
product 22 Space Battleship Yamato postcards (2 sets of 4/Anime World Star)
on air 26 Yamato III TV series rebroadcast in an all-day marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
product 26 Monchichi character keychains (set of 2)
product 27 Yamato Resurrection commemorative set (Nippon Broadcasting Projects, Inc.)
on air 29 Space Battleship Yamato TV series rebroadcast in an all-day marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
on air 30 All-day marathon: Space Battleship Yamato movie, Farewell to Yamato, Yamato 2 TV series, The New Voyage (Family Theatre TV network)
on air 31 All-day marathon: Be Forever Yamato, Yamato III TV series, Final Yamato (Family Theatre TV network)
product ? Poster towels (Set of 6/Roman Temple Co.)
model ? 1/700 Yamato and Andromeda kits reissued with new box art (Bandai)
product ? Yamato Resurrection digital art prints (set of 2/Heal the Earth)

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