2010 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 JAN
on air 1 TV commercial debuts for the live-action Space Battleship Yamato movie
publication 1 Promo flyers for the live-action Space Battleship Yamato movie available in theatres
publication 1 Coverage of the live-action Space Battleship Yamato movie appears in major Japanese newspapers
product 1 Second wave of Yamato apparel debuts at Jusco Department Stores
publication 4 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #8 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
book 7 Farewell to Yamato manga Vol. 2 by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
product 15 Limited edition set of 43 spaceship lapel pins (1,000 sets from Plex Co. & Yamato Toys)
product 18 Space Battleship Yamato 3 pachinko game promotional pack
publication 19 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #9 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 20 Piano magazine includes sheet music for Symphony of Yamato Resurrection (Yamaha Music Media)
publication 20 Piano Style magazine includes sheet music for Yamato theme (Lit Music)
book 23 The New Voyage manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
product 25 3-D memo pads (set of 2/Seiden Co.)
product 25 ‘Wave-Motion Energy’ flashlight (Seiden Co.)
online 29 Homepage for CR Yamato 3 pachinko game goes live (Fuji Co.)
product 29 CR Yamato 3 pachinko game press kit (Fuji Co.)
model 31 Miyuki Kodai polystone figure (Organic Hobby Co.)
model 31 Maho Orihara polystone figure (Organic Hobby Co.)
model 31 Miharu Sasaki polystone figure (Organic Hobby Co.)
product ? Space Battleship Yamato PC Notebook
No-class FEB
product 1 Pachislo Yamato pachinko game press kit (Yamasa Co.)
publication 1 Yamato Resurrection 1-meter Papercraft (Fujitsuka Zero Taro Store/Office Prion)
Product 1 T-shirts, set of 4 (Bandai)
publication 1 Dengeki Hobby Magazine includes a Yamato cover feature (Mediaworks)
publication 2 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #1 goes on sale nationwide (De Agostini)
publication 2 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #10 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
book 6 Be Forever Yamato manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
online 9 Homepage for Pachislo Yamato pachinko game goes live (Yamasa Co.)
event 9 Pachislo Yamato pachinko game rollout party (Yamasa Co.)
event 13 & 14 Yamato Expo ’10 in Akihabara, Tokyo
product 15 Cel phone strap mascots (Set of 7/Anime World Star)
publication 16 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #11 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 16 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #2 (De Agostini/general edition)
cinema 19 Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection closes in Japanese theatres
book 23 Final Yamato manga by Akira Hio (reissue/Media Factory)
publication 23 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #3 (De Agostini/general edition)
product 25 Cosmo Fleet Collection Reproduction spaceship figurines (Set of 6/Megahouse)
product ? Kodai & Yuki flannels (Set of 6/Organic Hobby Co.)
product ? Tin lunchbox (Organic Hobby Co. & President Japan)
product ? Cooler bootle (Organic Hobby Co. & President Japan)
product ? Egg-shaped ballpoint pens (set of 5/Organic Hobby Co. & President Japan)
product ? Yamato Resurrection commemorative t-shirts (Set of 7/President Japan & Ray-Ban)
No-class MAR
publication 2 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #12 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 2 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #4 (De Agostini/general edition)
ONLINE 7 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 1: The Legend (Forward Momentum Productions)
publication 9 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #5 (De Agostini/general edition)
music 10 CD: Neo Universe by rock group The Alfee includes songs from Yamato Resurrection (EMI Music Japan)
product 11 Hero’s Hill Monument polystone figure (Plex Co.)
cinema 13 Yamato Resurrection encore screenings in Iida, Japan (through 4/14)
ONLINE 14 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 2: Argo Lifts Off Into A New Dawn (Forward Momentum Productions)
publication 16 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #13 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 16 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #6 (De Agostini/general edition)
product 18 Yamato Resurrection canned bread (Skill Up Japan Co.)
product 18 Yamato Resurrection towel (Skill Up Japan Co.)
product 19 Yamato Crew t-shirts (Set of 6/Laundry Co.)
ONLINE 21 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 3: Prisms of View (Forward Momentum Productions)
publication 23 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #7 (De Agostini/general edition)
publication 25 Hobby Japan magazine #491 publishes a Yamato cover feature (Hobby Japan Press)
product 25 Yamato Resurrection mineral water (cartons of 24/Organic Hobby Co.)
event 26-28 Star Blazers voice actors appear at the Icon 29 SF convention (Stony Brook University, New York)
ONLINE 28 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 4: Ambush at Jupiter (Forward Momentum Productions)
music 29 CD: The Second Story by Kazuko Kawashima includes “Infinity of Space” theme from Yamato (Mr. Sirius)
publication 30 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #8 (De Agostini/general edition)
No-class APR
event 5-20 JAXA Astronaut and Yamato fan Naoko Yamazaki participates in Space Shuttle mission STS-131 to the International Space Station
publication 6 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #14 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 6 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #9 (De Agostini/general edition)
ONLINE 7 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 5: The Calm Before the Storm (Forward Momentum Productions)
publication 13 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #10 (De Agostini/general edition)
ONLINE 14 Sea of Stars audio drama episode 6: Firestorm (Forward Momentum Productions)
publication 17 Live-action Yamato movie newspaper distributed to movie theatres in Japan
publication 20 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #15 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 20 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #11 (De Agostini/general edition)
product 23 Third wave of Yamato Resurrection apparel released in Jusco stores
product 27 Yamato Crew mug (Skill Up Japan Co.)
publication 27 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #12 (De Agostini/general edition)
publication 30 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #13 (De Agostini/general edition)
No-class MAY
publication 4 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #16 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 11 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #14 (De Agostini/general edition)
product 12 Yamato Resurrection cotton tote bag (Skill Up Japan Co.)
publication 18 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #15 (De Agostini/general edition)
publication 18 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #17 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 25 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #16 (De Agostini/general edition)
product 27 Yamato Crew ball pen
No-class JUNE
publication 1 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #18 (De Agostini/Hiroshima edition)
publication 1 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #17 (De Agostini/general edition)
product 3 Yamato Crew executive pen
video 4 DVD: Yamato Resurrection rental version (Bandai Visual)
event 6 Yamato theme performed by NYPD Marching Band at Japan Day celebration, New York City
publication 8 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #18 (De Agostini/general edition)
product 10 Yamato Crew lanyard
product 10 Yamato Crew mousepad
publication 15 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #19 (De Agostini)
video 15 Yamato Resurrection DVD pre-orders open at Yamato Crew website
event 19, 20 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Next Generation World Hobby Fair (Tokyo)
product 19 Yamato and Black Tiger origami (giveaway at World Hobby Fair exhibit)
publication 22 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #20 (De Agostini)
product 24 Yamato Crew metallic pen
cinema 26 First trailer released for live-action Yamato movie
publication 29 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #21 (De Agostini)
Book 30 The Dream Science Guide Vol. 6.5 by Rikao Yanagita features Yamato content (Media Factory)
product ? Yamato commemorative currency issued (Tuvalu)
No-class JULY
product 1 Yokai Armageddon drumming game features Yamato theme (Cero/Nintendo DS)
cinema 3 Advance tickets go on sale for live-action Yamato movie
product 3 Hello Kitty & Daniel in Yamato Battlesuits strap mascots (free with advance movie tickets)
publication 6 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #22 (De Agostini)
online 7 Online tie-in: live-action Yamato movie and Ministry of Culture
publication 13 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #23 (De Agostini)
RIP 15 Bolar Wars voice director/actor Peter Fernandez (1927-2010)
event 17 “Men of Yamato” presentation at Japan Otaku Awards (Shinjuku, Tokyo)
event 17-25 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Canal City complex (Fukuoka, Japan)
cinema 18 Yamato Resurrection screens at Fantasia 2010 Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec)
On Air 19 Poets of the Showa TV special on Composer Hiroshi Miyagawa (NHK, Japan)
publication 20 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #24 (De Agostini)
video 23 DVD: Yamato Resurrection (Bandai Visual)
video 23 BluRay Disc: Yamato Resurrection (Bandai Visual)
video 23 UMD: Yamato Resurrection (Bandai Visual)
event 26 Live-action Yamato postcards given away with SMAP concert tickets
product 26 1Gb USB flash memory stick (Taito)
publication 27 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #25 (De Agostini)
event 29 Yamato Resurrection wins bronze award for Best Animated Film at Fantasia 2010 Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec)
event 30 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Sapporo (through 8/5)
No-class AUG
event 1-31 Yamato X Kitty Collaberation” live stage show (Sanrio Puroland theme park, Japan)
event 1 Touring exhibition of props from live-action Yamato movie begins at Sanrio Puroland
product 2 Analyzer stereo speaker (Taito)
publication 3 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #26 (De Agostini)
product 4 Yamato Resurrection Complete Box announced for October release (Yamato Books)
event 9-16 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Chuubu district
publication 10 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #27 (De Agostini)
event 12 Yamato Resurrection illustration contest winners posted on Yamato Crew website
product 12 Yamato Resurrection iPhone covers (set of 79/Yamato Crew website)
Book 14 The Dream Science Guide Vol. 9 by Rikao Yanagita features Yamato content (Media Factory)
publication 17 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #28 (De Agostini)
online 17 Flash anime mobile service offers footage from the first Yamato movie, renamed Yamato The Origin (Softbank)
product 19 Yamato Resurrection lapel pins (set of 6/Yamato Crew website)
product 19 Yamato Resurrection stickers (Yamato Crew website)
product 19 Yamato Resurrection cel phone strap (Yamato Crew website)
product 20 Kodai & Yuki onesies for infants (Bandai)
event 20-27 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Kansai district
publication 24 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #29 (De Agostini)
cinema 24 Yamato Resurrection screens at Ikebukuro Sunshine City theatre (Tokyo, Japan)
product 25 Yamato glassware (Yamato Crew website/Skill Up Japan Co.)
event 29 Yamato Gallery Zero opens in Kure, Japan
publication 31 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #30 (De Agostini)
No-class SEP
publication 7 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #31 (De Agostini)
book 10 Future Creation: Conceptualizing Dreams by Leiji Matsumoto (Kadokawa Books)
publication 12 Space Battleship Yamato wikibooks available online (Various publishers)
publication 14 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #32 (De Agostini)
event 17 Announcement of Steven Tyler’s theme song for live-action Yamato movie
cinema 18 Second trailer released for live-action Yamato movie
product 18 Live-action Yamato clear files (free with advance movie tickets)
event 19 Yamato Resurrection shown at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010 (Atlanta, GA)
publication 21 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #33 (De Agostini)
online 23 Official Yamato movie website updated
publication 28 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #34 (De Agostini)
online 30 English version of official Yamato movie website goes live
product ? Kodai and Dessler costumes (Cospa)
No-class OCT
product 1 Yamato Resurrection-themed health insurance coverage offered (Yamato Crew website/Mini-Insurer)
book 2 Space Battleship Yamato: Maxim of Love and Courage (Shodensha)
on air 4 Love Lives by Steven Tyler begins airplay (Sony Music Japan)
product 4 Polystone Captain Okita relief plaque (Aoshima)
publication 5 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #35 (De Agostini)
product 6 Live-action Yamato flyers & displays in theaters
book 6 Live-action Yamato novelization (Shogakukan)
music 6 Bolar maxi-single (WCDA)
publication 12 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #36 (De Agostini)
music 13 CD: Hard Arts! J-Euro EX features cover of Yamato theme (Tokuma Japan Communications)
event 17 1/500 Yamato kit exhibited at 50th All Japan Hobby Show (Bandai)
publication 19 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #37 (De Agostini)
product 21 Live-action Yamato press folder
product 23 Yamato stereo headphones (Set of 4/Taito)
product 23 Lottery winners receive entry cards for Live-action Yamato preview screening
cinema 24 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Tokyo)
model 25 Yamato Resurrection “Imagination Series” garage kits (Set of 4/Team Strike)
publication 26 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #38 (De Agostini)
music 27 CD: Space Fantasy + Space Fantasy Live features Yamato themes (For Life Music Entertainment)
product 27 Yamato Resurrection Complete Box (Yamato Books)
product 28 “Kukure” curry in Yamato packaging (House Foods)
publication 30 Screen Plus #25 publishes a Yamato cover story (Modern Movie Co.)
rip 31 Voice actor Nachi Nozawa dies of lung cancer (Lt. Alphon, Be Forever)
No-class NOV
cinema 1 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening with cast & crew (Yurakucho, Tokyo)
online 1 Yamato Earth launches at official live-action movie website (Google)
publication 1 Toho Cinemas Magazine publishes a Yamato cover story (Toho)
publication 1 Cinema Cinema #28 publishes a Yamato cover story (Gakken Marketing)
publication 1 Cinema Square #34 publishes a Yamato cover story (Hinode Publications)
publication 2 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #39 (De Agostini)
event 2 First food and product campaign begins for live-action Yamato movie (Through 11/28, Famima and am/pm stores)
publication 5 Kinema junpo publishes a Yamato cover story (Kinema Junpo Co.)
product 6 “Yamato Cosmo Master” wristwatch (Imperial Enterprises International)
cinema 6 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening at American Film Market festival (Santa Monica, California)
rip 7 Producer/Creator Yoshinobu Nishizaki dies of accidental drowning at 75
publication 9 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #40 (De Agostini)
cinema 10 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Osaka)
on air 12 Debut of Hitachi TV commercial tie-in with live-action Yamato movie
online 12 Yamato Earth iPhone app launches
product 15 O’zack potato chips in Yamato packaging (House Foods)
publication 16 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #41 (De Agostini)
product 16 Yamato-themed GPS navigation system (RWC Co. Ltd.)
online 17 Live-action Yamato image gallery (Epson)
book 18 Great Yamato manga by Leiji Matsumoto (2-volume reprint, Shogakukan)
online 18 Fanet website launches Yamato “Love Laboratory” (Shogakukan)
cinema 19 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Fukuoka)
publication 19 Flix Plus magazine publishes a Yamato cover story (Business Co.)
event 20 Live-action Yamato prop exhibition (through Dec. 4, Akasaka, Tokyo)
online 20 TBS website launches Yamato content
online 20 TV Dogatch website launches Yamato content
book 20 Space Battleship Yamato and 70s Japan by Hiroyuki Arai (Social Commentary Co.)
publication 23 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #42 (De Agostini)
event 24 Prize lottery campaign begins at Hep Navio Mall, Osaka (through 12/12)
book 24 Live-action Yamato “Junior Cinema” novelization (Shogakukan)
on air 24 Live-action Yamato TV special (TBS, repeated daily through 11/28)
music 24 CD single: Love Lives by Steven Tyler (Sony Music Japan)
cinema 25 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Nagoya)
cinema 25 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Tokyo)
product 25 GX-57 Yamato “Soul of Chogokin” toy (Bandai)
event 25 Yamato theme performed by NYPD Marching Band at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York
product 25 Yamato crew jerseys: Combat Group & Black Tiger styles (Dive Toy Warehouse)
publication 25 Big Comic features a Yamato cover (Shogakukan)
book 26 Proverbs That Fly to the Future: Quotations from Yamato and 999 by Leiji Matsumoto (Bamboo Books)
cinema 26 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Tokyo)
product 26 Yamato stereo speaker (Taito)
event 28 “Countdown Event” for live-action Yamato movie held at prop exhibition (Akasaka, Tokyo)
on air 29 SMAP X SMAP TV special features Yamato movie coverage
on air 29 Yamato Navigation TV special (TBS, repeated daily through 12/3)
publication 29 CG World + Digital Video #149 publishes a Yamato cover story (Works Corporation)
event 30 Second product campaign begins for live-action Yamato movie (Through 12/20, Famima and am/pm stores)
publication 30 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #43 (De Agostini)
No-class DEC
cinema 1 Live-action Yamato movie premiere; cast and crew appear live at Toho Nichigeki Theater in Ginza, Tokyo (Toho Studios)
product 1 Live-action Yamato handfan given to lottery winners at Toho Nichigeki screening
publication 1 Live-action Yamato movie program book (Toho)
music 1 CD: Live-action Yamato movie soundtrack (Crown Tokuma Music)
product 1 Live-action Yamato clear files (TBS/Stellatuhan)
product 1 Live-action Yamato pencil board (TBS/Stellatuhan)
product 1 Live-action Yamato lapel pin set (TBS/Stellatuhan)
product 1 Live-action Yamato pocket watch (TBS/Stellatuhan)
product 1 Live-action Yamato wall tapestry (TBS/Stellatuhan)
book 1 Space Battleship Yamato Great Chronicle by Hideaki Ito (Glide Media)
publication 1 T magazine publishes a Yamato cover story (Toho Cinemas/Kadokawa Media House)
publication 1 TV Guide magazine publishes a Yamato cover story (Tokyo News Agency)
publication 1 Fourth Grader magazine publishes a Yamato cover story (Shogakukan)
event 1 “A dream is a feast” campaign begins for special Yamato lottery (House Foods)
product 1 Yamato “Big Brown Sugar Bread” in convenience stores (Yamazaki)
product 2 1/665 “Super Mechanics” Yamato toy (Reissue/Taito)
book 4 Space Battleship Yamato Great Chronicle Mandarake Edition by Hideaki Ito (Glide Media)
model 5 1/500 Yamato model kit (Bandai)
publication 7 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #44 (De Agostini)
event 10 Public memorial service for Producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Tokyo)
publication 10 Leiji Matsumoto Seminal SF Anthology box set (Shogakukan Creative)
cinema 12 Director and star of live-action movie appear at a screening in Osaka
product 13 Ergonomic chairs as seen in Yamato movie (Ergohuman)
publication 14 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #45 (De Agostini)
product 16 Hello Kitty/Yamato pendant and mirror (2 sets/TBS & Sanrio)
event 18 Leiji Future 2010 Exhibition (Tokyo)
event 18 Yamato X Tokyo Tower Exhibition (through 1/5)
publication 21 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #46 (De Agostini)
video 22 DVD: 50th Anniversary Commemoration: Isao Sasaki TV Theme Song Collection (Columbia)
product 25 Mobile solar charger (Set of 3/Taito)
ONLINE 25 Star Blazers: Sea of Stars audio drama special: Invasion (Forward Momentum Productions)
product 26 DG (Digital Grade) Yamato miniatures (Set of 8/Bandai)
publication 28 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #47 (De Agostini)
music 30 CD: Yamato Sound Arrange Project Vol. 1 Aphelion by Brightness
event ? Yamato movie display at “Tenjin Fantasy of Light” exhibit (Fukuoka City, Japan)
product ? Mori Yuki costume (Cospa)

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