Live-Action Movie 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 2009
No-class JULY
Event 18 Director Noboru Ishiguro announces development of live-action Yamato movie at Otakon, Baltimore MD
No-class OCT
Production ? Live-action Yamato movie begins production
online 1 Promotional website for live-action Space Battleship Yamato movie goes live
No-class 2010
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
No-class APR
publication 17 Live-action Yamato movie newspaper distributed to movie theatres in Japan
No-class JUNE
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)
cinema 26 First trailer released for live-action Yamato movie
No-class JULY
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)
online 7 Online tie-in: live-action Yamato movie and Ministry of Culture
event 17-25 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Canal City complex (Fukuoka, Japan)
event 26 Live-action Yamato postcards given away with SMAP concert tickets
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
event 9-16 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Chuubu district
event 20-27 Exhibit for live-action Yamato movie at Kansai district
No-class SEP
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)
online 23 Official Yamato movie website updated
online 30 English version of official Yamato movie website goes live
No-class OCT
on air 4 Love Lives by Steven Tyler begins airplay (Sony Music Japan)
product 6 Live-action Yamato flyers & displays in theaters
book 6 Live-action Yamato novelization (Shogakukan)
product 21 Live-action Yamato press folder
product 23 Lottery winners receive entry cards for Live-action Yamato preview screening
cinema 24 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Tokyo)
product 28 “Kukure” curry in Yamato packaging (House Foods)
publication 30 Screen Plus #25 publishes a Yamato cover story (Modern Movie Co.)
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)
event 2 First food and product campaign begins for live-action Yamato movie (Through 11/28, Famima and am/pm stores)
publication 5 Kinejun Magazine publishes a Yamato cover story (Kinema Junpo Co.)
cinema 6 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening at American Film Market festival (Santa Monica, California)
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)
online 17 Live-action Yamato image gallery (Epson)
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
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)
publication 25 Big Comic features a Yamato cover (Shogakukan)
cinema 26 Live-action Yamato movie preview screening (Tokyo)
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)
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)
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)
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)
product 16 Hello Kitty/Yamato pendant and mirror (2 sets/TBS & Sanrio)
event 18 Yamato X Tokyo Tower Exhibition (through 1/5)
event ? Yamato movie display at “Tenjin Fantasy of Light” exhibit (Fukuoka City, Japan)
No-class 2011
No-class JAN
product ? Live-action Yamato T-shirt (Thailand)
No-class FEB
publication 19 Electone magazine features sheet music for Love Lives end theme from live-action movie (Yamaha Music Media)
cinema 25 Live-action Yamato movie closes in major cities
No-class APR
product 1 Live-action Yamato “Space Curry” and “Memorial Clock” prizes awarded to contest winners (House Foods)
No-class MAY
product 29 Live-action Yamato digital camera and other prizes awarded to contest winners (Famima)
No-class JUNE
video 24 DVD: Live-action Yamato movie Standard Edition (single disc, TC Entertainment)
video 24 DVD, Blu-ray Disc: Live-action Yamato movie Premium Edition (double disc, TC Entertainment)
video 24 DVD, Blu-ray Disc: Live-action Yamato movie Collector’s Edition (triple disc, TC Entertainment)
cinema 27 Live-action Yamato movie screens at Ikebukuro Sunshine Theater (Tokyo)
product 30 Live-action Yamato personal computer and other prizes awarded to contest winners (AM/PM)
No-class JULY
video 5 DVD, Blu-ray Disc: Live-action Yamato movie released in Spain (Warner Brothers)
music 20 CD: Queen of the Night by Yucca contains “Infinity of Space” theme (Edoya Corporation)
No-class AUG
video 2 DVD, Blu-ray Disc: Live-action Yamato movie released in France (Wildside)
No-class OCT
on air 1 Live-action Yamato movie broadcast on Sky PerfecTV/standard definition in Japan (through 10/13)
event 2 Live-action Yamato movie screens at Anime Weekend Atlanta (Georgia, USA)
on air 9 Live-action Yamato movie broadcast on Sky PerfecTV/high definition in Japan
No-class NOV
on air 5 Live-action Yamato movie broadcast on WOWOW TV in Japan (through 11/26)
No-class DEC
cinema 3 Live-action Yamato movie in limited release (Australia)
video 14 DVD, Blu-ray Disc: Live-action Yamato movie released in Australia (Madman Entertainment)
No-class 2012
No-class JAN
event 6 Live-action Yamato screens at Anime Los Angeles 8 convention
No-class APR
on air 11 Space Battleship Yamato live-action movie broadcast on Premiere Cinema Wednesday, TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System)
No-class JULY
online 28 Live-action Yamato movie screened at Japan Society in Japan Cuts 2012 film program (New York City)
No-class 2013
No-class AUG
VIDEO 19 DVD & Bluray: Live-action Yamato movie released in UK (Manga Entertainment)
No-class OCT
CINEMA 19 Live-action Yamato movie begins tour of US theaters (Eleven Arts)
No-class 2014
No-class APR
video 29 DVD & Blu-ray: Live-action Yamato movie (Funimation)
No-class JUL
product ? Live-action Yamato jackets (Cosplay)
No-class 2016
No-class MAY
CINEMA 14 Live-action movie screening at Odaiba Cinema Mediage (Tokyo)
No-class DEC
CINEMA 25 Live-action movie screening at Odaiba Cinema Mediage (Tokyo)

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