Space Battleship Yamato 2199 BGM Index

Compiled by Luis Cotovio

This index lists each track of music presented on the home video releases, considered to be the final and most complete versions of the episodes. The theatrical and broadcast versions maintained the same track listings for the most part, save a single occurrence in Chapter 7 (episodes 23-26) and a few in the broadcast version, besides the obvious replacement of opening and end titles.

Terms used below

Op = Opening Credits Sequence
Ed = closing Credits Sequence
Pr = Next Episode Preview

Individual pieces are indicated by soundtrack CD and track number. Example: 1.01 = CD1, track 1.

1 = Soundtrack Part 1
2 = Soundtrack Part 2
3 = Soundtrack Part 3

S1 = Single 1, containing the Yamato theme and The Scarlet Scarf (LACM-4921)

S2 = Single 2, containing May the Light of the Stars Shine Forever and You Who Know the Beautiful Earth (LACM-4928)

UNR = Unreleased Track (See notes below)


Episode 1

Messenger from Iscandar

Op: None

A part:
1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06,
UNR.01, 1.07

B part:
3.15, 1.08, 1.05, 1.09, 1.10, 3.01

Ed: 1.18    Pr: 1.08

Episode 2

Toward a Sea of Stars

Op: None

A part:
1.03, 1.02, 2.21, 1.13

B part:
1.12, 1.14, 1.04, 1.15, 1.13, 1.16, 1.17

Ed: 1.18    Pr: 1.08

Episode 3

Escaping the Jupiter Sphere

Op: 1.01

A part:
1.11, 1.15, 3.05, 1.06

B part:
1.10, 1.19, 1.20, 1.21, 1.22

Ed: 1.46    Pr: 1.08

Episode 4

Gravestone on a Frozen Field

Op: 1.01

A part:
1.13, 1.23, 1.24, 1.05,

B part:
1.25, 1.03, 1.26, 1.10, 1.09

Ed: 1.46    Pr: 1.08

Episode 5

The Trap on All Sides

Op: 1.01

A part:
1.28, 1.19, 1.29, 1.13, 1.30

B part:
1.23, 1.04, UNR.02, 1.10, 1.03, 1.21

Ed: 1.46    Pr: 1.08

Episode 6

The Sun Sets on Pluto

Op: 1.01

A part:
1.32, 1.32 (Sting), 1.25, 1.10, 1.02, 1.33

B part:
1.26, 2.37, 1.34, 1.21, 1.32, 1.17

Ed: 1.46    Pr: 1.08

Episode 7

Farewell to the Solar System

Op: 1.01

A part:
1.22, 1.05, 1.36, 1.38, 1.23, 1.30, 1.15

B part:
1.14, 1.37, 1.29, 1.39, 2.10, 2.11, 1.36, S1.03

Ed: 2.42    Pr: 1.08

Episode 8

Wish Upon a Star

Op: 1.01

A part:
1.41, 1.32, S2.03, 1.22, 1.25, 1.03

B part:
1.10, 1.42, 1.06, 1.43, 1.16, 1.44, S2.03

Ed: 2.42    Pr: 1.08

Episode 9

Clockwork Prisoner

Op: 1.01

A part:
2.02, 1.23, 2.02, 1.30, UNR.03, 3.13

B part:
1.29, 2.02, 1.04, UNR.04, 2.08, 3.15, 2.02

Ed: 2.42    Pr: 1.08

Episode 10

Graveyard of the Universe

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.25, 1.29, 3.06, 1.06, 1.14, 1.24, 1.33

B part:
1.13, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 2.03, 1.22

Ed: 2.42    Pr: 1.08

Episode 11

A World I Once Saw

Op: 2.01

A part:
2.04, UNR.03, 2.05, 2.06, 1.09

B part:
1.39, 2.06, 1.06, 1.14, 1.30, 1.29, 1.10, 1.23, 1.17

Ed: 2.43    Pr: 1.08

Episode 12

What Lies Beyond

Op: 2.01

A part:
3.06, 1.30, 1.39, 1.32, 1.41, UNR.05, 2.08, 1.44

B part:
2.05, 2.09, 2.10, 1.14, 1.15, 1.23, 3.13

Ed: 2.43    Pr: 1.08

Episode 13

The Wolf from Another Dimension

Op: 2.01

A part:
2.03, 1.02, 1.25, 1.14, 1.13,

B part:
1.22, 2.12, 1.03, 1.20, 1.21, 1.15

Ed: 2.43    Pr: 1.08

Episode 14

The Whisper of the Witch

Op: 2.01

A part:
2.13, 1.30, 2.14

B part:
1.17, 2.15, UNR.06, 2.16, 2.11, 3.15, 1.21, 1.23

Note: Due to the nature of the editing of music and of the episode itself, scenes involving tracks 2.15 and 2.16 are listed on best guess as to which is actually being used.

Ed: 2.43    Pr: 1.08

Episode 15

Point of No Return

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.32, 1.40, 1.39, 1.03, 1.23, 1.30, 1.28

B part:
1.25, 1.29, 2.05, 2.08, 1.20, 1.10, 2.03, 1.13

Ed: 2.44    Pr: 1.08

Episode 16

A Choice for the Future

Op: 2.01

A part:
UNR.03, 1.43, 2.05, 2.17, 1.03,
1.19, 1.33

B part:
UNR.07, 1.24, 1.25, 1.04, 2.34, 2.20

Ed: 2.44    Pr: 1.08

Episode 17

Out of the Forest of Memory

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.29, 2.17, 1.41, 1.25, 1.14, 1.06

B part:
1.04, 1.15, 1.07, 1.09, 1.23

Ed: 2.44    Pr: 1.08

Episode 18

Over the Black Light

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.05, 1.29, 1.41, 1.10, 1.25, 1.12, 1.26

B part:
2.08, 1.21, 1.32, 1.34, 1.17

Ed: 2.44    Pr: 1.08

Episode 19

They’re Coming!

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.32, 1.23, 1.05, 2.03, UNR.08, 1.40

B part:
1.09, 2.19, 1.45, 1.12, 1.41, 1.20, 1.34

Ed: 3.31    Pr: 1.08

Episode 20

Under a Rainbow Sun

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.26, 1.10, 2.12, 1.25, 1.06, 1.04

B part:
1.20, 1.03, 1.02, 2.03, 1.21, 1.45

Ed: 3.31    Pr: 1.08

Episode 21

Prison Planet 17

Op: 2.01

A part:
3.15, 1.15, 1.41, 1.44, 2.21, UNR.07, 1.03

B part:
2.34, 3.16, 1.25, 2.04, 1.09, 1.10, 1.42

Ed: 3.31    Pr: 1.08

Episode 22

The Planet That We Head For

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.09, 1.23, 1.05, 2.08, 2.02

B part:
1.32, 1.41, 1.15, 1.36, 1.25,
UNR.09, 3.17

Ed: 3.31    Pr: 1.08

Episode 23

One Man’s War

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.13, 3.18, 1.26, 3.19, 3.20

B part:
2.08, 1.02, 3.21, 2.23, 3.22

Ed: UNR.10    Pr: 1.08

Episode 24

The Distant Promised Land

Op: 2.01

A part:
2.22, 1.14, 2.20, 3.18, 1.15

B part:
3.28, 3.24, 2.10, 1.09, 1.23, 1.17

Ed: UNR.10    Pr: 1.08

Episode 25

The Forever War

Op: 2.01

A part:
1.18, 1.30, 1.32, 1.25, 2.02, 1.13, 2.12

B part:
3.17, 2.08, 1.45, 3.20

Ed: UNR.10    Pr: 1.08

Episode 26

Memories of the Blue Planet

Op: 1.01

A part:
3.15, 2.10, 1.22, UNR.11, 1.15, 3.25

B part:
1.09, 3.27, 3.28, 3.29, 3.30

Ed: UNR.10


Unreleased Tracks

01: The Galactic Pilot ~ Yukikaze Crew Acapella Version

02: Cosmo Tiger (Wan-Dah-Bah “plus” mix; features different vocals than the released version)

03: Suspense (Without Flute)

04: Decisive Battle on Garmillas (based on Track 12, Cue 1 of the SBY Eternal Edition 1 CD)

05: Garmillas Ceremonial Fanfares (assumed to be a single track, played during Domel’s awarding ceremony)

06: The Witch Whispers (Piano Bridge)

07: The Lady of Iscandar (Long version, present in the Yamato 2199 MV Series Blu-Ray/DVD)

08: Praise Be Our Eternal Glory ~ Nanairo Seidan Task Force Acapella version

09: Pioneering Yamato Theme (Short version, present in the Yamato 2199 MV Series Blu-Ray/DVD)

10: Star of Love (End title, short size. The version on Episode 26 is slightly longer than on the 3 previous episodes)

11: Scarlet Scarf – Farewell To The Solar System (based on Track 7, Cue 1 of the SBY Eternal Edition 1 CD)


Another fun analysis of the music is figuring out how many times each track is used in the episodes, which brings about some interesting conclusions. Here are the CD track lists with the number of uses after each track. For a full count, I also added the two tracks from singles 1 and 2 used as BGM, as well as my list of Unreleased Music. (Note: the translation of some track titles deviates from those found in the discography.)

Original Soundtrack Part 1

01. Space Battleship Yamato (Short Size): OP x8
02. Yamato Advances: 7x
03. Desperate Crisis: 12x
04. First Contact: 8x
05. The Lady of Iscandar: 7x
06. Yamato PathÈtique (Strings): 7x
07. The Galactic Pilot (BG): 2x
08. The Infinite Universe: 1x + previews x25
09. Sorrowful Yamato: 9x
10. The Recon Plane Takes Off: 11x
11. Yamato Sleeps Under the Setting Sun: 1x
12. Suspense B: 3x
13. Yamato Bolero: 9x
14. Sorrowful BG: 8x
15. Sorrowful Okita: 10x
16. Theme of the Yamato Saga: 2x
17. Yamato Departs the Earth: 6x
18. May the Light of the Stars Shine Forever (Short Size): 1x + ED x2
19. Craters of the Moon (With Rhythm): 3x
20. Sortie of The Enemy Spacecraft: 5x
21. Yamato Into the Vortex: 7x
22. The Scarf of Sorrow: 6x
23. Ambition: 12x
24. Silence of the Cosmos: 3x
25. The Abandoned City: 13x
26. The Black Tigers: 5x
27. The Recon Plane Takes Off (B Type): Unused
28. Craters of the Moon: 2x
29. Suspense (Sense of Distrust): 8x
30. Fields of Green: 8x
31. Cosmo Tiger (Wan-Dah-Bah): Unused
32. Enter Dessler: 10x
33. Sad Ending: 3x
34. Pioneering Yamato Theme: 3x
35. The Recon Plane: Unused
36. YRA – Radio Yamato Theme: 3x
37. The Galactic Pilot (With Vocals): 1x
38. The Galactic Pilot (Without Vocals): 1x
39. Romance: 4x
40. Praise Be Our Eternal Glory (Gamilas Anthem): 2x
41. Praise Be Our Eternal Glory (Gamilas Anthem, without Vocals): 7x
42. Suspense of the Crimson Star: 2x
43. Keep Watching the Stars: 2x
44. A Dictator’s Anguish: 3x
45. A Dictator’s Anguish (Strings): 3x
46. For Those Who Know the Beautiful Earth (Short Size): ED x4

Original Soundtrack Part 2

01. Space Battleship Yamato (TV Size): OP x16
02. Clockwork Prisoner: 6x
03. Fleet Gathering: 5x
04. White Comet (Disco): 2x
05. Suspense (Upset): 4x
06. Newsreel Theme: 2x
07. Newsreel Theme (Strings): Unused
08. Battle to Stalemate: 7x
09. Everyday: 1x
10. Harmonica (The Scarlet Scarf): 4x
11. Harmonica (The Scarlet Scarf, No Echo): 2x
12. Garmillas Dimensional Submarine: 3x
13. Garmillas Dimensional Submarine (Tympani): 1x
14. The Witch Whispers: 1x
15. The Witch Whispers (Song): 1x
16. The Witch Whispers (Murmur): 1x
17. Suspense A: 2x
18. Suspense: Unused
19. Garmillas Clandestine Operations: 1x
20. Across the Beautiful Ocean: 2x
21. Across the Beautiful Ocean (Sad): 2x
22. Across the Beautiful Ocean (Strings): 1x
23. Ambition (Ambitious Young Man): 1x
24. Chord A: Unused
25. Chord B: Unused
26. Chord C: Unused
27. Chord D: Unused
28. Chord E: Unused
29. Chord F: Unused
30. Chord G: Unused
31. Bridge A: Unused
32. Bridge B: Unused
33. Bridge C: Unused
34. Bridge D: 2x
35. Bridge E: Unused
36. Shock BG (Attack): Unused
37. The Black Tigers (Attack): 1x
38. The Recon Plane Takes Off (Attack): Unused
39. Rhythm, Only 4 Beat: Unused
40. Organ, Bright, 8 Beat: Unused
41. Tension (Funk): Unused
42. The Scarlet Scarf (Short Size): ED x4
43. The Light of Memories (Short Size): EDx4
44. Steady as She Goes ~ Across the Sea of Stars (Short Size): ED x4

Original Soundtrack Part 3

01. The Yamato Sleeps Under the Setting Sun (Short): 1x
02. March of the Yamato‘s Crew: Unused
03. Sorrow BG (The Scarlet Scarf): Unused
04. Solar Suspense: Unused
05. Warp: 1x
06. Warp (B type): 2x
07. Refreshing Falling Stars: Unused
08. March of the Yamato‘s Crew (Short): Unused
09. Desperate Crisis (Short): Unused
10. Yamato Great Ending: Unused
11. Great Ending (Strings): Unused
12. Great Ending (No Strings): Unused
13. Suspense Style Ending: 2x
14. The Infinite Universe (No Strings): Unused
15. The Infinite Universe (Only Chorus): 5x
16. Aligning the Carriers: 1x
17. Dessler Attack: 2x
18. Dessler Alone: 2x
19. Imperial City Defense (“Yamato Into the Vortex” Variation): 1x
20. New Baleras: 2x
21. Presidential Office ~ Crumbling Hope: 1x
22. Encounter in the Void: 1x
23. Encounter in the Void (Short): Unused
24. Azure Crystal: 1x
25. Shocking Scarf: 1x
26. Sorrowful Yamato (Only Oboe): Not considered since this is a repeat of track 1.15
27. Great Love (Soul Guide): 1x
28. Sleeping Desires: 2x
29. Sorrow (Death of Okita): 1x
30. The Green Hills of Earth (Return Journey & Hope for Tomorrow): 1x
31. R.I.P ~ Sleep Gently, My Friend (Song by JAM Project, Short Size): ED x4
32. Space Battleship Yamato (TV OP by Project Yamato 2199, Short Size): Used on TV Version Only
33. Space Battleship Yamato (TV OP by Project Yamato 2199, Short Fade-out Ver.): Used on TV Version Only

Singles Tracks

S1.03: 1x
S2.03: 2x

Unreleased Track List

01 – The Galactic Pilot ~ Yukikaze Crew Acapella Version: 1x
02 – Cosmo Tiger (Wan-Dah-Bah Plus Mix): 1x
03 – Suspense (Upset) (Without Flute): 3x
04 – Decisive Battle on Garmillas: 1x
05 – Garmillas Cerimonial Fanfares: 1x
06 – The Witch Whispers (Piano Bridge): 1x
07 – The Lady of Iscandar (Long Version): 2x
08 – Praise Be Our Eternal Glory ~ Nanairo Seidan Task Force Acapella version: 1x
09 – Pioneering Yamato Theme (Short Version): 1x
10 – Star of Love (Short Size): ED x4
11 – Scarlet Scarf – Farewell To The Solar System: 1x

A few curious details

– 32 tracks released on the 3 CDs were not used in the series.

– Considering only the in-episode BGM, the most used track is 1.25, “The Abandoned City” (13 hits), followed by 1.03, “Desperate Crisis”, and 1.23, “Ambition” (both with 12 hits), and 1.10, “The Recon Plane Takes Off” (11 hits).

– “A Clockwork Prisoner” (2.06) wins in the most times used in a single episode, totaling four in Episode 9. “Enter Dessler” (1.32), is used three times in Episode 6.

– “The Infinite Universe” (1.08) is only used once in the show, though it is used in all 25 previews. The other appearances of the iconic track are in the form of its Chorus Only version (3.15).

– Another well-recognized track, “Cosmo Tiger” (1.31) is replaced in the show by Unr.02. The two are almost indistinguishable except the one in the show (and in some promotional videos) has a lot more vocal mixed into it.

– In the movie version, Yamato‘s departure from Iscandar has a different BGM, with “Yamato Departs the Earth” (1.17), replaced by “Yamato Sleeps Under the Setting Sun (Short)” (3.01), followed by “Pioneering Yamato Theme (Short Version)” (Unr.09). It is the only such change between movie and Blu-Ray versions, not counting the scenes added to episode 25. As for the TV version…maybe one of these days i’ll dissect that too.

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