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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Star Blazers Chronicles:
The Adventures of Edward Hawkins

Cosmo DNA’s first-ever audio article! Few anime fans in general – and Yamato fans in particular – have been at it harder or longer than Mr. Edward Hawkins. In this series of half-hour audio segments, Ed takes us on a journey that shows the lengths one will go to follow the spirit of Yamato. (Part 2 added April 2014)

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