Yamato 2202 2018 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!

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No-class 2018
No-class JAN
EVENT 8 Aloha Band Wind Orchestra concert
ONLINE 12 Chapter 4 2-minute trailer
ONLINE 13 Chapter 4 advance ticket sales begin
EVENT 16 3-meter display models installed at Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater
PUBLICATION 17 Ship’s Log #20 (Yamato Crew Premium)
ONLINE 18 Chapter 4 Playstation trailer
EVENT 18 Chapter 4 “Teach-in” screening
MODEL 19 1/1000 Achilles (Bandai)
ONLINE 20 10-minute preview for Chapter 4
ON AIR 20 Yamato 2202 Just before launch! Special program of Love TV Special (Tokyo MX, BS11)
CINEMA 20 marathon screening of Chapters 1-4 (Marunouchi Piccadilly, Tokyo)
ONLINE 22 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 0
ONLINE 23 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 1
ONLINE 23 Tomohiro Yoshida interview at Gigazine
MUSIC 24 CD single: You Petal, Crimson Red, Yamato 2202 (Lantis)
MUSIC 24 CD: Yamato 2202 Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 (Lantis)
ONLINE 24 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 2
ONLINE 25 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 3
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #585 (Hobby Japan Press)
ONLINE 25 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 4
PRODUCT 26 Akira Yamamoto action figure (Bandai/S.H.Figuarts)
CINEMA 27 Yamato 2202 Chapter 4, Destiny Chapter opens in 28 theaters
EVENT 27 Live stage greetings (Tokyo)
VIDEO 27 Blu-ray: Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 theater-exclusive edition (Bandai Visual)
PRODUCT 27 Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 theater goods (Froovie)
PRODUCT 27 Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 theater handout art (week 1)
ONLINE 27 Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 streaming (Playstation, Amazon Prime, Bandai Channel)
PRODUCT 27 Cosmo Fleet Special miniature: Andromeda (Megahouse)
EVENT 28 Live stage greetings, Tokyo
ONLINE 29 Yamato 2202 Hero’s Record mobile game launches
PUBLICATION 31 Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 program book
ONLINE 31 Tomonori Kogawa interview at Animate Times
No-class FEB
ONLINE 2 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 5
RIP 2 Animator Hiroki Takagi
EVENT 2 Live stage greeting, Osaka
EVENT 3 Live stage greetings, Kobe & Kyoto
PRODUCT 3 Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 theater handout art (week 2)
EVENT 8 Yamatalk Night, Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater (Tokyo)
PUBLICATION 10 Side story published in Newtype March issue (Kadokawa Publishing)
PRODUCT 10 Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 theater handout art (week 3)
EVENT 15 Yamatalk Night, Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater (Tokyo)
PRODUCT 17 Yuki Mori Armor Girl figure (Bandai)
EVENT 18 Yamato Lecture 16 (Tokyo)
EVENT 18 Akira Miyagawa Festival concert (Hamamatsu)
EVENT 18 2202 products at Wonder Festival Winter 2018
VIDEO 23 DVD & Blu-ray: Yamato 2202 Chapter 4 (Bandai Visual)
PRODUCT 23 CD: audio drama vol. 4 (Amazon bonus disc)
ONLINE 23 Harutoshi Fukui interview at V Storage
PRODUCT 23 Video storage box (Yamato Crew)
MODEL 24 Mecha Collection 02 Yamato (Bandai)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #586 (Hobby Japan Press)
PRODUCT 26 Akira Yamamoto “pilot suit” figure (Megahouse)
No-class MAR
ONLINE 7 Chapter 5 teaser
ONLINE 7 Chapter 5 promotion starts
PRODUCT 10 Chapter 5 flyer in theaters
EVENT 10 Chapter 5 advance tickets on sale
MODEL 10 Mecha Collection 01 Andromeda clear version with chapter 5 advance tickets (Bandai)
PRODUCT 23 Art prints (set of 2) (Bandai Visual)
MODEL 24 1/1000 Apollo Norm (Bandai)
EVENT 24,25 Yamato displays and talk show at Anime Japan 2018
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #587 (Hobby Japan Press)
ONLINE 30 Nobuyoshi Habara interview at V Storage
PRODUCT 31 Cosmo Fleet Special Aldebaran (Megahouse)
PRODUCT 31 Cosmo Fleet Special Achilles (Megahouse)
No-class APR
EVENT 1 Yamaket 11
PUBLICATION 13 Coverage in Scale Aviation Vol. 121 (Dainippon Pictures)
PRODUCT 15 Clear file preorders with advance tickets for Chapter 5 (Lawson stores)
ONLINE 20 Chapter 5 trailers and character announcements
EVENT 20 Pepper Lunch tie-in campaign (through May 31)
MODEL 21 Mecha Collection 03 Kalaklum (Bandai)
MODEL 21 Mecha Collection SP Kalaklum double set (Bandai)
EVENT 21 Modelbuilding event at Yamshiroya toy store (Ueno, Tokyo)
ONLINE 22 Chapter 5 video package art revealed
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #588 (Hobby Japan Press)
EVENT 28 3-meter display models installed at MOVIX theater (Tsukuba)
No-class MAY
EVENT 5 Radio Suite: Space Battleship Yamato radio show (Clover Media)
CINEMA 5-10 Chapters 1-4 (MOVIX theater, Tsukuba)
ONLINE 7 Hero’s Record Twitter campaign
EVENT 8-14 Dessler announcement on PA at Lawson convenience stores
ONLINE 9 Episode 1 debuts on Funimation
EVENT 10-13 Yamato 2202 exhibits at Shizuoka Hobby Show
CINEMA 11-24 Chapters 1-4 (Aeon Cinema, Kanazawa)
PUBLICATION 15 Ship’s Log #21 (Yamato Crew Premium)
ONLINE 16 Episode 2 debuts on Funimation
ONLINE 16 Hero’s Record website update
CINEMA 17 Chapter 5 advance screening (Shinjuku Piccadilly theater)
ONLINE 18 Chapter 1 on Abema TV
ON AIR 19 Yamato 2202 Just before launch! Special program of Love TV Special (Tokyo MX, BS11)
ONLINE 19 Chapters 1-4 video digest
ONLINE 19 Chapter 5 10-minute preview
ONLINE 19 official website update
MODEL 19 Mecha Collection 04 Apollo Norm (Bandai)
ONLINE 20 Interview with Producer Hiroki Komatsu (Mantan Web)
EVENT 20 Yamato Lecture 17 (Osaka)
PRODUCT 21 Clear file preorders with advance tickets for Chapter 5
ONLINE 21 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 0
PRODUCT 22 Magnet sets at Lawson stores (6 sets of 2)
ONLINE 22 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 1
ONLINE 23 Episode 3 debuts on Funimation
ONLINE 23 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 2
ONLINE 23 Chapter 5 2-minute trailer
ONLINE 23 Producer interviews at Akeba Souken and Gigazine
ONLINE 24 Voice actor interviews at Akeba Souken and Mantan Web
ONLINE 24 Harutoshi Fukui interview at Otonanswer
ONLINE 24 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 3
CINEMA 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 5, Purgatoy Chapter opens in 35 theaters
EVENT 25 Live stage greeting (Shinjuku Piccadilly, Tokyo)
VIDEO 25 Blu-ray: Yamato 2202 Chapter 5 theater-exclusive edition (Bandai Visual)
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 5 program book
PRODUCT 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 5 theater handout art (week 1)
PRODUCT 25 A Distant Journey browser game flyer
PRODUCT 25 Yamato 2202 Chapter 5 theater goods (Froovie)
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato 2202 Newspaper No. 3 (Sanspo)
PRODUCT 25 Teaser poster given away with advance tickets for Chapter 6
PRODUCT 25 Ichiban Kuji on-demand prints for Chapter 5 in convenience stores (Banpresto)
ONLINE 25 Hiroshi Kamiya interviews at Anime Anime
BOOK 25 Novelization volume 3 (Kadokawa)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #589 (Hobby Japan Press)
ONLINE 25 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 4
EVENT 26 Live stage greetings (Tokyo area)
ONLINE 28 Voice actor interview at V-Storage
ONLINE 30 Episode 4 debuts on Funimation
No-class JUN
EVENT 1 Live stage greeting (Hakata)
ONLINE 1 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 5
EVENT 2 Live stage greetings (Kitakyushu, Kumamoto)
PRODUCT 2 Yamato 2202 Chapter 5 theater handout art (week 2)
ONLINE 6 Episode 5 debuts on Funimation
EVENT 7 Yamatalk Night with Kia Asamiya (Shinjuku Piccadilly, Tokyo)
ONLINE 8 Promotional Meeting of Love video, Episode 6
PRODUCT 8 Yamato 2202 Chapter 5 theater handout art (week 3)
PUBLICATION 9 Commemorative poster in Animage magazine (Tokuma Shoten)
ONLINE 13 Space Battleship Galaxy model kit announced
ONLINE 13 Episode 6 debuts on Funimation
EVENT 14 Yamatalk Night with Shinya Ogura (Shinjuku Piccadilly, Tokyo)
MODEL 20 Diecast gimmick model vol. 001 (test market, Hachette)
ONLINE 20 Episode 7 debuts on Funimation
PRODUCT 21 Clear files (Set of 2, Lawson stores)
VIDEO 22 Blu-ray: Yamato 2202 Chapter 5 standard edition (Bandai Visual)
PRODUCT 22 CD: audio drama vol. 5 (Amazon bonus disc)
MODEL 22 Mecha Collection 05 Cosmo Falcon (Bandai)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #590 (Hobby Japan Press)
ONLINE 26 Voice actors on d Studio talkshow
ONLINE 27 Episode 8 debuts on Funimation
PRODUCT 29 Hero’s Record clear file (campaign award)
EVENT 30 10th anniversary signboard display (Shinjuku Piccadilly, Tokyo)
No-class JUL
EVENT 1 Exhibit at Shimanose Art Center (Sasebo City Museum, Nagasaki)
ONLINE 4 Apparel and personal items announced (Bandai Fashion)
MODEL 4 Diecast gimmick model vol. 002 (test market, Hachette)
ONLINE 4 Episode 9 debuts on Funimation
ONLINE 5 1/1000 Ginga previewed at Bandai Spirits blog
MODEL 11 Diecast gimmick model vol. 003 (test market, Hachette)
ONLINE 11 Episode 10 debuts on Funimation
MODEL 18 Diecast gimmick model vol. 004 (test market, Hachette)
ONLINE 18 Episode 11 debuts on Funimation
EVENT 20 Yuya Hoshino performs Crimson Red live (Snufkin music bar, Tokyo)
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #591 (Hobby Japan Press)
ONLINE 25 Yamato and Andromeda eyeglass frames announced (Megane Flower)
ONLINE 25 Episode 12 debuts on Funimation
PRODUCT 27 1/2000 “Shining Ships” Dreadnought miniature set (Bandai)
PRODUCT 27 Cosmo Navy action stand (Bandai)
EVENT 29 Yamato products exhibited at Wonder Festival 2018 Summer
PRODUCT 31 hand fans distributed at Tokyo Skytree fireworks event (Yamato Crew)
PUBLICATION 31 Star Blazers/Yamato Magazine #0 (Yamato Crew Premium)
No-class AUG
ONLINE 1 Episode 13 debuts on Funimation (then 2202 goes on hiatus)
ONLINE 10 Chapter 6 teaser
PUBLICATION 10 Coverage in Scale Aviation Vol. 123 (Dainippon Pictures)
EVENT 10-12 Yamato products exhibited at Comiket 2018 Summer
PRODUCT 10 TV promo flyer distributed
ONLINE 11 a href=’http://ourstarblazers.com/vault/333a/’> Live voice actor interview video (Funimation)
RIP 13 Voice actor Unsho Ishizuka
ONLINE 24 official website update
PRODUCT 24 Clear file with advance tickets for Chapter 6
EVENT 25 Tokyo Symphony Orchestra concert
EVENT 25,26 Yamato 2202 exhibits at C3 AFA Tokyo Hobby Show
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #592 (Hobby Japan Press)
MODEL 24 Mecha Collection 06 set (Bandai)
No-class SEP
PRODUCT ? Yamato and Andromeda eyeglass frames (Megane Flower)
EVENT 2 Tomonori Kogawa charity event/lecture
BOOK 13 Cosmoship Yamato 2 Volume 1 (Fukkan)
ONLINE 14 Yamato Travelogue site launches (Bandai/V-Storage)
EVENT 21-23 Yamato 2199 promo at Anime Weekend Atlanta
EVENT 22,23 Yamato models exhibited at Doro Off VII
ONLINE 25 Chapter 6 trailer
PRODUCT 25 Chapter 6 flyer in theaters
PUBLICATION 25 Coverage in Hobby Japan #593 (Hobby Japan Press)
EVENT 28 Yamato 2202 Beginner’s Night of Love screens Eps 1-4 (Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater)
ONLINE 28 Yamato 2202 Navi of Love Part 1 video
ONLINE 29 Yamato 2202 Navi of Love Part 2 video
MODEL 29 1/1000 Ginga (Bandai)
EVENT 29,30 Yamato 2202 products exhibited at All Japan Model & Hobby Show

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