Yamato Resurrection 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 1984
No-class OCT
Event 12 Yoshinobu Nishizaki announces his intention to create two new Yamato film projects: Dessler’s War I: Battleship Starsha in 1985, and Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection for release in 1987.
No-class 1993
No-class AUG
Video 25 The New Voyage laserdisc includes first interview with Resurrection staff (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class 1994
No-class FEB
Video 21 LD & VHS: Yamato documentary: The Quickening previews two new projects, Yamato 2520 and Yamato Resurrection (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class 2008
No-class JULY
Production 31 Yoshinobu Nishizaki announces formation of Yamato Studio in Nerima, Tokyo to produce Yamato Resurrection as a feature film
No-class 2009
No-class MAR
event 18-21 Tohokushinsha Film Corp. promotes Yamato Resurrection at the Tokyo International Anime Fair
No-class SPRING
online ? Yamato Studios’ Promotional website for Yamato Resurrection goes live
No-class MAY
Event 3 First footage from Yamato Resurrection screened at Yamato Party ’09 convention
Video 11 Yamato Resurrection promotional DVD #1 (Yamato Studio)
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
Product 30 Yamato Resurrection tote bag available in Japanese convenience stores (through July 6)
No-class JULY
Event 24-26 Yamato Resurrection promotional DVD #1 exhibited at Comic Con International, San Deigo
No-class AUG
publication 10 Yamato Resurrection movie flyer circulation begins
Production 17, 18, 26 Music recording for Yamato Resurrection
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 promotes Resurrection
No-class OCT
publication 10 Animage Magazine publishes an interview with Yoshinobu Nishizaki about Resurrection (November issue/Tokuma Shoten)
online 24 New movie trailers added to Yamato Resurrection official website
publication 28 Yamato Resurrection 2010 Calendar (Etoile Co.)
publication 31 Animage Original Volume #5 includes an article on Yamato Resurrection music (Tokuma Shoten)
No-class NOV
publication 15 Distribution of press sheet for Yamato Resurrection
event 17 Yamato Resurrection mini-exhibition at Tokyo Anime Center through Dec. 13 (Akihabara)
online 24 Yamato Crew website goes live
online 24 Yamato Resurrection tie-in campaign begins with Cedyna credit card
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
cinema 30 Yamato Resurrection preview screening in Shinjuku, Tokyo
No-class DEC
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)
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)
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)
product 8 Yamato Resurrection lighters (Set of 2/Zippo)
music 9 CD: Symphony Yamato 2009 (EMI Music)
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)
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)
event 12 & 13 Yamato Resurrection Exhibition at Aeon Dainichi Shopping Center (Osaka)
event 14 Yamato charity auction opens on Yahoo.jp
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)
event 19 & 20 Yamato Resurrection Exhibition at Aeon Bay City Shopping Center (Nagoya)
product 21 Sunkus convenience stores release Yamato Resurrection apparel and lighter
event 21 Yamato charity auction closes on Yahoo.jp
product 27 Yamato Resurrection commemorative set (Nippon Broadcasting Projects, Inc.)
product ? Yamato Resurrection digital art prints (set of 2/Heal the Earth)
No-class 2010
No-class JAN
product 1 Second wave of Yamato Resurrection apparel debuts at Jusco Department Stores
product 15 Limited edition set of 43 spaceship lapel pins (1,000 sets from Plex Co. & Yamato Toys)
publication 20 Piano magazine includes sheet music for Symphony of Yamato Resurrection (Yamaha Music Media)
product 25 3-D memo pads (set of 2/Seiden Co.)
product 25 ‘Wave-Motion Energy’ flashlight (Seiden 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
publication 1 Yamato Resurrection 1-meter Papercraft (Fujitsuka Zero Taro Store/Office Prion)
cinema 19 Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection closes in Japanese theatres
product ? Yamato Resurrection commemorative t-shirts (Set of 7/President Japan & Ray-Ban)
No-class MAR
music 10 CD: Neo Universe by rock group The Alfee includes songs from Yamato Resurrection (EMI Music Japan)
cinema 13 Yamato Resurrection encore screenings in Iida, Japan (through 4/14)
product 18 Yamato Resurrection canned bread (Skill Up Japan Co.)
product 18 Yamato Resurrection towel (Skill Up Japan Co.)
product 25 Yamato Resurrection mineral water (cartons of 24/Organic Hobby Co.)
No-class APR
product 23 Third wave of Yamato Resurrection apparel released in Jusco stores
No-class MAY
product 12 Yamato Resurrection cotton tote bag (Skill Up Japan Co.)
No-class JUNE
video 4 DVD: Yamato Resurrection rental version (Bandai Visual)
video 15 Yamato Resurrection DVD pre-orders open at Yamato Crew website
No-class JULY
cinema 18 Yamato Resurrection screens at Fantasia 2010 Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec)
video 23 DVD: Yamato Resurrection (Bandai Visual)
video 23 BluRay Disc: Yamato Resurrection (Bandai Visual)
video 23 UMD: Yamato Resurrection (Bandai Visual)
event 29 Yamato Resurrection wins bronze award for Best Animated Film at Fantasia 2010 Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec)
No-class AUG
publication 3 Weekly Space Battleship Yamato Fact File #26 begins Resurrection content (De Agostini)
product 4 Yamato Resurrection Complete Box announced for October release (Yamato Books)
event 12 Yamato Resurrection illustration contest winners posted on Yamato Crew website
product 12 Yamato Resurrection iPhone covers (set of 79/Yamato Crew website)
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)
cinema 24 Yamato Resurrection screens at Ikebukuro Sunshine City theatre (Tokyo, Japan)
No-class SEP
event 19 Yamato Resurrection shown at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010 (Atlanta, GA)
No-class OCT
product 1 Yamato Resurrection-themed health insurance coverage offered (Yamato Crew website/Mini-Insurer)
model 25 Yamato Resurrection “Imagination Series” garage kits (Set of 4/Team Strike)
product 27 Yamato Resurrection Complete Box (Yamato Books)
No-class 2011
No-class MAY
online 13 Yamato Resurrection included in virtual card battle game available for mobile phone download (Gree Co. Ltd.)
No-class JUNE
publication 23 Hyperweapon 2011 Magazine features Yamato Resurrection content (Model Art Co.)
No-class JULY
online 24 Yamato Resurrection mini garage kits offered at Yamato Crew website (Ndopara shop)
No-class AUG
event 14 Yamato Resurrection screens at Otakuthon 2011 (Montreal, Quebec)
No-class OCT
event 1 Yamato Resurrection screens at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011 (Georgia, USA)
online 20 Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website goes live (Sankyo)
music 20 CD: Yamato Resurrection Fever special soundtrack (EMI)
publication 20 Yamato Resurrection Fever Official Guide (Sankyo)
publication 20 Yamato Resurrection Fever pamphlet (Sankyo)
product 20 Yamato Resurrection Fever lighter (Zippo)
online 25 Yamato Resurrection calendar download for those who pre-ordered the paper version (Yamato Crew)
No-class NOV
event 14 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut announced for theatrical release January 28, 2012
event 18 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut announced for video release March 23, 2012
online 20 Yamato Resurrection streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 12/4)
No-class DEC
event 4 Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game rollout (Sankyo)
online 5 Yamato Resurrection streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 12/18)
online 6 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut trailer begins streaming
online 23 Bandai Visual site for Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut goes live
No-class 2012
No-class JAN
event 7 Yamato Resurrection screens at Anime Los Angeles 8 convention
publication 10 Yamato Resurrection 2012 Art Calendar by Makoto Kobayashi (Yamato Crew)
cinema 14 Preview screenings of Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut (Akihabara, Tokyo)
event 15 Preview screenings of Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut (Cafe Crew Restaurant, Tokyo)
event 21,22 Preview screenings of Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut (Cafe Crew Restaurant, Tokyo)
cinema 28 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut at theaters in Tokyo and Osaka (through February 3)
publication 28 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut program book (Yamato Studio)
product 28 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut clear file (Yamato Studio)
product 28 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut posters by Makoto Kobayashi (set of 4/Yamato Studio)
No-class MAR
video 23 DVD: Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut (Emotion)
video 23 Blu-ray: Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut (Emotion)
video 23 DVD & Blu-ray: Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut Limited Edition box set (Yamato Crew)
No-class JULY
event 28 Yamato Resurrection announced for US import by Funimation (Otakan, Baltimore MD)
No-class AUG
music 29 CD: Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut original soundtrack (Columbia)
No-class OCT
MODEL 15 Yamato Resurrection garage kits (Team Strike)
No-class DEC
ON AIR 23 Yamato Resurrection Director’s Cut (Family Theater)
No-class 2013
No-class OCT
ON AIR 2 Yamato Resurrection (TBS)
No-class 2014
No-class JAN
model 17 Yamato Resurrection garage kit: 1/144 Cosmo Zero Type 21 (Team Strike)
model 17 Yamato Resurrection garage kit: 1/2000 SUS battleship (Team Strike)

One thought on “Yamato Resurrection Timeline

  1. Today on my birthday I received a copy of the “Yamato Resurrection” movie from a foreign dealer through ebay. First, I wanted to study your website’s coverage of the movie before I decided to buy it. Now I have just finished seeing the movie, and I’m impressed that this is a great-quality anime movie, something many “Star Blazers”/ “Yamato” fans have been missing since “Final Yamato”. It has English subtitles. Last year on my birthday I received the Yamato/Star Blazers documentary (with English voice actors reading the English translations of the Japanese people who made the original production), so this is the second consecutive birthday that I received a Yamato video. I will continue to remember the great history of this iconic series.

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