2014-2016 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!

The Yamato 2199 timeline for 2014 can be found here

No-class 2014
No-class JAN
on air 1 Rebroadcast of Yamato Series 1, Episodes 1-26 (Family Channel)
on air 13-16 Rebroadcast of Yamato Series 1, Episodes 1-26 (Family Channel)
RIP 14 Animator Koichi Tsunoda (Final Yamato) dies of cancer at 75
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)
on air 19 Rebroadcast of Yamato Series 1, Episodes 1-13 (Family Channel)
on air 20 Rebroadcast of Yamato 2, Episodes 1-6 (Family Channel)
on air 21 Rebroadcast of Yamato 2, Episodes 7-10 (Family Channel)
music 22 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1982-V Space Battleship Yamato Synthesizer Fantasy (Columbia)
music 22 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1983-IV Final Yamato BGM collection (Columbia)
music 22 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1983-V Digital Trip Final Yamato Synthesizer Fantasy (Columbia)
on air 22 Rebroadcast of Yamato 2, Episodes 11-18 (Family Channel)
on air 23 Rebroadcast of Yamato 2, Episodes 19-26 (Family Channel)
on air 26 Rebroadcast of Yamato Series 1, Episodes 13-26 (Family Channel)
RIP 14 Voice actor Ichiro Nagai (Sado, Tokugawa) dies of coronary artery disease at 82
on air 27 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 1-6 (Family Channel)
on air 28 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 7-12 (Family Channel)
on air 29 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 13-18 (Family Channel)
on air 27 Rebroadcast of Yamato III, Episodes 19-25 (Family Channel)
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION 28 Ship’s Log #6 (Yamato Premium fan club magazine)
No-class MAR
publication 17 Space Battleship Yamato sheet music for gentle instruments (Music Eight)
music 19 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1984-I Grand Symphony Yamato (Columbia)
music 19 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1996-I Sound Fantasia Space Battleship Yamato (Columbia)
publication 20 White Comet sheet music in Electone magazine (Yamaha Music Media)
No-class APR
online 5 1973 Yamato plan book sold in auction (Mandarake)
online 9 2004 New Yamato proposal and character designs sold in auction (Mandarake)
event 17 Yamato decor on tour buses (Tsuruga, Japan)
RIP 23 Superfan Edward Hawkins dies of respiratory failure at 49
video 23 DVD & Blu-ray: Final Yamato MV (Columbia)
video 29 DVD & Blu-ray: Live-action Yamato movie (Funimation)
No-class MAY
RIP 1 Voice actor Koji Yada (Talan, et al) dies of kidney failure at 81
RIP 8 Superfan Derek Wakefield
PUBLICATION 27 Ship’s Log #7 (Yamato Crew Premium Fan Club Magazine)
publication 31 Space Battleship Yamato sheet music for piano (Fairy)
No-class JUL
video 23 DVD & Blu-ray: Be Forever Yamato MV (Columbia)
RIP 30 Voice actor Shusei Nakamura (Daisuke Shima) dies at 79
product ? Live-action Yamato jackets (Cosplay)
No-class AUG
music 6 Space Battleship Yamato hi-rez albums available for download (Mora)
EVENT 6-10 Yamato display at Asagaya Tanabata Festival
music 28 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac bonus disc Space Battleship Yamato drama album (Columbia)
PUBLICATION 31 Ship’s Log #8 (Yamato Premium fan club magazine)
No-class SEP
EVENT 7 Announcement of greenlit production for American-made Yamato movie
RIP 15 lyricist Yoko Yamaguchi (Be Forever Yamato) dies of respiratory failure at the age of 77
video 17 DVD & Blu-ray: The New Voyage MV (Columbia)
event 27, 28 Yamato music performed live at Anime Weekend Atlanta (Georgia, USA)
No-class OCT
ONLINE 2 Yamato art in 60 minutes Twitter page opens
No-class NOV
video 19 DVD & Blu-ray: Farewell to Yamato MV (Columbia)
BOOK 29 Yamato illustrations by Noriyoshi Ohrai published in Green Universe (Genkosha)
No-class DEC
on air 1 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
PUBLICATION 2 Ship’s Log #9 (Yamato Premium fan club magazine)
on air 2 Rebroadcast of Farewell to Yamato (Star Channel)
MUSIC 3 CD: Yamato 2199 40th Anniversary Best Track Image Album (HATS Unlimited)
on air 3 Rebroadcast of The New Voyage (Star Channel)
BOOK 4 Rediscover Space Battleship Yamato (Take Shobo)
on air 4 Rebroadcast of Be Forever Yamato (Star Channel)
on air 5 Rebroadcast of Final Yamato (Star Channel)
on air 9 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
on air 16 Rebroadcast of Farewell to Yamato (Star Channel)
on air 17 Rebroadcast of Farewell to Yamato (Star Channel)
on air 23 Rebroadcast of The New Voyage (Star Channel)
on air 27 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
on air 27 Rebroadcast of The New Voyage (Star Channel)
on air 28 Rebroadcast of Be Forever Yamato (Star Channel)
on air 28 Rebroadcast of Final Yamato (Star Channel)
on air 30 Rebroadcast of Be Forever Yamato (Star Channel)
music 30 CD: Yamato Sound Arrange Project Vol. 5 Elements by Brightness
model ? Cosmo Gun garage kit (On Air Works)
model ? Dessler pistol garage kit (On Air Works)
No-class 2015
No-class JAN
PRODUCT ? Yamato T-shirts (Red Bubble)
PRODUCT ? Yamato iPhone cases (Red Bubble)
ONLINE 15 Interview with astronaut Naoko Yamazaki
RIP 16 Voice actor Chikao Ohtsuka (Gatlantis Admiral Baruze)
EVENT 24 Leiji Future 2015
No-class FEB
EVENT 7 Leiji Matsumoto art show (through March 22)
EVENT 20 Space Settlement model kit designed by Kazutaka Miyatake (Wave Corporation)
PUBLICATION 25 Following Yamato serial in Asahi Shimbun (through March 11)
No-class MAR
EVENT 2 IJN Musashi wreckage discovered
ONLINE 13 Star Blazers article on i09
No-class APR
MUSIC 1 CD: Best of Best: Isao Sasaki (Columbia)
ONLINE 27 Fever Space Battleship Yamato pachinko game website opens
No-class MAY
ON AIR 3 Star Blazers referenced on Silicon Valley (HBO)
EVENT 17 Isao Sasaki 55th Anniversary Concert Birthday Live
PRODUCT 22 Leiji Matsumoto IC card stickers in Big Comic Superior magazine
No-class JUN
BOOK 26 Zero-Dimensional Machine Travelogue (Shogakukan)
No-class AUG
EVENT 10 Fever Space Battleship Yamato pachinko game rollout
PUBLICATION 14 SF Manga of our Youth doujinshi
No-class SEP
ONLINE 9 Leiji Matsumoto stickers on LINE message app
BOOK 10 The Man who Made Space Battleship Yamato ~ The Madness of Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Kodansha)
MUSIC 23 CD: This is all I want to know: 50 Anime Songs (Columbia)
EVENT 27 Yamato panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta
video 29 Yamato movie box set (Yamato Video, Italy)
model 29 Yuki Mori garage kit announced
No-class OCT
MUSIC 28 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac Music Addendum (Columbia)
No-class NOV
video 29 Star Blazers DVD box set (Sanver Productions, Spain)
No-class 2016
No-class JAN
MUSIC 20 Download single: Desler Attack by W.C.D.A. (iTunes)
PRODUCT ? CR Fever Space Battleship Yamato pachislo game promo begins
No-class FEB
ON AIR 1 Series 1 rebroadcast through February 20 (Star Channel)
ON AIR 1-20 Yamato 2 rebroadcast through March 12 (Star Channel)
No-class MAR
EVENT 5,6 Katsumi Itabashi art exhibition (Tokyo)
EVENT 6 Isao Sasaki concert: 55th Anniversary Debut Special Live Encore
ON AIR 8 Yamato III rebroadcast through March 27 (Star Channel)
BOOK 31 Leiji Matsumoto Big Analysis (Sanei)
No-class APR
RIP 12 Voice actor Toru Ohira (Dark Nebula Emperor Skaldart)
No-class MAY
CINEMA 14 Live-action movie screening at Odaiba Cinema Mediage (Tokyo)
EVENT 14-29 Leiji Matsumoto ~ Dreams and Romance art exhibition (Tokyo)
RIP 15 Bruce Lewis (artist)
No-class JUNE
EVENT 17-26 New Battleship Yamato art exhibition (Cyberdyne Publishing)
No-class JULY
MUSIC 31 Sheet music: Nostalgic Anime and Tokusatsu Hero includes Yamato theme (Electone)
No-class AUG
MUSIC 10 CD/DVD: Mirage by Especia includes Yamato theme (Bermuda Entertainment Japan)
MUSIC 31 Sheet music: Nostalgic Anime and Tokusatsu Hero includes Yamato theme (Electone)
PRODUCT ? “Classic Yuki” 1/8 garage kit figure
No-class SEP
ONLINE 11 interview with voice actor Kenichi Ogata (otoCoto)
EVENT 14-29 Leiji Matsumoto/Miyako Maki collaboration art exhibition (through Nov. 20, Kobe Artists Museum)
MUSIC 28 CD: Moment by Isao Sasaki includes Yamato theme (Nippon Columbia)
No-class OCT
EVENT 8-10 Tomonori Kogawa art exhibition (Tokyo)
ONLINE 20 Anime Revolutionary Yoshinori Kanada documentary
PRODUCT ? “Previz Yuki” garage kit figure
No-class NOV
EVENT 23-30 Yamato production art displayed at Studio Khara exhibition (Laforet Museum, Tokyo)
EVENT 26 Leiji Matsumoto: Legend of the Manga World art exhibition (through Dec. 25, Morioka)
No-class DEC
CINEMA 25 Live-action movie screening at Odaiba Cinema Mediage (Tokyo)

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