1977 Time Machine: Hobby Japan

Founded in 1969, Hobby Japan‘s very first Yamato coverage came in the December 1977 issue (published in October) just two months after the feature film worked its magic. Here is that vintage article in full, which also provided a rare glimpse into Yamato fandom – and the delightful bonus of a future star sighting.

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Space Battleship Yamato Bibliography

Examining all the books devoted to the first series and movie provides the broadest glimpse at the evolution of anime publishing from a children’s medium into one for all ages and interests. As a result, anime publishing is still healthy today, and Yamato is still a part of it as this record will attest.

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Office Academy Publications

Many publishing companies were involved with Yamato, but the home office was always the leader of the pack. Since all the resources and quality control Office Academy could want were at arm’s reach, the excellence of their publishing efforts was second to none. Here is a rundown of their lineup for the first story.

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