Series 2 Timeline

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No-class 1978
No-class MAY
Production 24 The Space Battleship Yamato 2 TV Series begins pre-production
No-class SEP
Production 1 Academy Studio opens in Nerima, Tokyo; Yamato 2 production begins
PUBLICATION 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Weekly TV Programs magazine
Publication 10 Yamato 2 coverage in Animage #4 (Tokuma Shoten)
Production 16 First voice actor recording session
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato 2 coverage in TV Rumor magazine
Product 30 Yamato 2 digital clock panel (Office Academy)

No-class OCT
Publication 3 Yamato 2 coverage and manga in Adventure King magazine (Akita Shoten)
Publication 7 Yamato 2 coverage in Weekly TV Programs magazine
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 1st Age magazine (Obunsha)
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 2nd Age magazine (Obunsha)
Event 9 Yamato 2 screening at Autumn Animation New Program Preview (Hokkaido)
Publication 10 Yamato 2 coverage in Animage #5 (Tokuma Shoten)
Publication 12 Yamato 2 coverage in TV Guide October 20 issue (Tokyo News Agency)
On Air 14 Space Battleship Yamato 2 TV Episode 1: 2201: Yamato returns! (Saturday, 7pm/Nippon Television)
Publication 19 Yamato 2 cover story in TV Guide October 27 issue (Tokyo News Agency)
ON AIR 21 Yamato 2 Episode 2: The comet appears; remodeling the Yamato!
Publication 25 Coverage in Yamato fan club magazine #6
ON AIR 28 Yamato 2 Episode 3: Earth’s crisis awakens Yamato!
MODEL ? See Farewell to Yamato timeline for model kit releases concurrent with Yamato 2
Product ? 1/1300 Diecast Yamato toy (Nomura)
Product ? 1/100 Diecast Cosmo Tiger toy (Nomura)
Product ? Diecast Analyzer toy (Nomura)
Product ? Windup Analyzer toys, set of 2 (Nomura)
Product ? ‘Mystery Analyzer’ toy (Nomura)
Product ? Soft Vinyl action figures, set of 5 (Nomura)
Product ? Cosmo Gun toy with badge (Nomura)
Product ? Cassette Movie Projector (Nomura)
Product ? Message Capsule toy (Nomura)
Product ? ‘Ministeck’ Mosaic, set of 2 (Nomura)
Product ? ‘Crew Set’ mini-goods collection (Nomura)
Product ? Picture Puzzles, set of 2 (Nomura)
No-class NOV
Publication 1 Terebi Land magazine includes a bonus set of Yamato mecha cards (Tokuma Shoten)
Publication 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Terebi Kun magazine (Shogakukan)
Publication 2 Yamato 2 coverage and manga in Adventure King magazine (Akita Shoten)
On Air 4 Yamato 2 Episode 4: Blast off to the unknown!
PUBLICATION 9 Yamato coverage in Middle 1st Age magazine (Obunsha)
PUBLICATION 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 1st Year Course magazine (Gakken)
Publication 10 Yamato 2 coverage in Animage #6 (Tokuma Shoten)
On Air 11 Yamato 2 Episode 5: Open main guns! Target: Yamato!
PUBLICATION 11 Yamato coverage in Middle 3rd Age magazine (Obunsha)
PUBLICATION 15 Yamato 2 coverage in Manific magazine #1 (Rapport)
On Air 18 Yamato 2 Episode 6: Heavy fighting! The space marines!
On Air 25 Yamato 2 Episode 7: Counterattack! The invisible space submarine!
PUBLICATION ? Yamato 2 coverage in Videoimage magazine (Video Life Company)
Model ? 1/500 Yamato Cosmic Model with Analyzer (Bandai)
Model ? Zordar’s Super-Giant Battleship (Bandai)
Product ? Yamato First Bridge action playset and 5 action figures (Nomura)
Model ? 1/1200 Yamato (Nomura)
Model ? 1/1200 Andromeda (Nomura)
Model ? 1/1000 Andromeda (Nomura)
Model ? 1/1000 Naska carrier (Nomura)
Publication ? 1979 Yamato Calendar A type (Office Academy)
Publication ? 1979 Yamato Calendar B type (Office Academy)
No-class DEC
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Roadshow magazine (Shueisha)
Publication 1 Terebi Land magazine includes a Yamato “Secret File” folder (Tokuma Shoten)
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato toy coverage in Small 4th Age magazine (Obunsha)
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Terebi kun magazine (Shogakukan)
Publication 2 Yamato 2 coverage and manga in Adventure King magazine (Jan 79 issue, Akita Shoten)
On Air 2 Yamato 2 Episode 8: Space storm! Escape is impossible!
On Air 9 Yamato 2 Episode 9: Charge! Sink Yamato!
Publication 10 Yamato 2 coverage in Animage #7 (Tokuma Shoten)
PUBLICATION 11 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 3rd Age magazine (Obunsha)
On Air 16 Yamato 2 Episode 10: Crisis relief! The roar of the wave-motion gun!
On Air 23 Yamato 2 Episode 11: Lord Dessler, the vengeful demon!
Publication 25 Yamato 2 coverage in fan club magazine #7
Publication 29 Yamato 2 coverage and manga in Adventure King magazine (Feb 1979 issue, Akita Shoten)
On Air 30 Yamato 2 Episode 12: Will Yamato perish in the hollow planetoid?
Music ? LP: New Disco Arrange: I Adore the Eternity of Love (Polydor)
No-class
No-class 1979
No-class JAN
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Roadshow magazine (Shueisha)
Publication 1 Terebi Land magazine includes a bonus set of Yamato playing cards (Tokuma Shoten)
Publication 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Terebi Kun magazine (Shogakukan)
On Air 6 Yamato 2 Episode 13: Fierce attack! The Telezart landing operation!
Publication 10 Yamato 2 coverage in Animage #8 (Tokuma Shoten)
Publication 11 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 3rd Age magazine (Obunsha)
Publication 11 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 3rd Year Course magazine (Gakken)
Publication 11 Yamato 2 coverage in Asahi Shimbun newspaper
On Air 13 Yamato 2 Episode 14: Counterstrike! The discovery of Teresa!
On Air 20 Yamato 2 Episode 15: Teresa: the beginning of love!
Book 20 TV Anime Theme Song Collection includes Yamato songs (Akimoto Shobo)
Book 20 Terebi Land magazine special: Space Battleship Yamato Complete Collection (Tokuma Shoten)
On Air 27 Yamato 2 Episode 16: Teresa: farewell to love!
Publication 27 Yamato 2 coverage in OUT magazine (Minori Shobo)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #1, Yamato (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #2, Cosmo Tiger II (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #3, EDF Battleship (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #4, Andromeda (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #5, Dessler ship (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #6, Zordar’s Super Giant Battleship (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #7, Baruze (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #8, Naska (Bandai)
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Roadshow magazine (Shueisha)
Publication 1 Yamato 2 coverage and menko game in Terebi Land magazine (Tokuma Shoten)
Publication 1 Yamato 2 coverage and poster book in Terebi Kun magazine (Shogakukan)
Publication 3 Yamato 2 coverage and manga in Adventure King magazine (Akita Shoten)
On Air 3 Yamato 2 Episode 17: Telezart, disperse into space!
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 1st Year Course magazine (Gakken)
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 2nd Year Course magazine (Gakken)
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 1st Age magazine (Obunsha)
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 2nd Age magazine (Obunsha)
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 3rd Age magazine (Obunsha)
Publication 10 Yamato 2 coverage in Animage issue 9 (Tokuma Shoten)
On Air 10 Yamato 2 Episode 18: The decisive battle! All ships, combat-ready!
Publication 14 Yamato 2 coverage in High 2nd Course magazine (Gakken)
Publication 15 Yamato 2 coverage in Manific Vol. 3/4 (Rapport)
On Air 17 Yamato 2 Episode 19: Yamato: collision in warp!
On Air 24 Yamato 2 Episode 20: Yamato: a daring surprise attack!
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #8
Model ? Goland’s missile ship (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #9: Comet Empire Destroyer (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #10: Goland’s Missile Ship (Bandai)
Product ? Yamato 2 Minicards (Amada)
Product ? Yamato Bubblegum with license plates (Glico)
Product ? Yamato Chocolates with badges (Glico)
Publication ? Yamato 2 coverage in 3rd Year Elementary Student magazine (Shogakukan)
No-class MAR
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Roadshow magazine (Shueisha)
Publication 1 Yamato 2 coverage and card book in Terebi Land magazine (Tokuma Shoten)
Publication 1 Yamato 2 coverage and insert book in Terebi Kun magazine (Shogakukan)
Publication 3 Adventure King magazine includes a Yamato 2 foldout poster (Akita Shoten)
On Air 3 Yamato 2 Episode 21: Courage: the death of Captain Hijikata!
Publication 9 Yamato 2 coverage in Middle 2nd Age magazine (Obunsha)
Publication 10 Yamato 2 coverage in Animage issue 10 (Tokuma Shoten)
On Air 10 Yamato 2 Episode 22: Yamato, fight to the last!
Book 15 Terebi Kun magazine special #3 Yamato 2 part 1 (Shogakukan)
On Air 17 Yamato 2 Episode 23: The destined showdown!
Publication 21 Yamato 2 coverage in The Best One magazine (Gakken)
On Air 24 Yamato 2 Episode 24: Life and death struggle! Two brave men!
Book 25 Yamato Part 2 all-color manga by Leiji Matsumoto (Akita Shoten)
On Air 31 Yamato 2 Episode 25: Yamato: strategic invasion of the imperial city!
Publication ? Yamato 2 coverage in 3rd Year Elementary Student magazine (Shogakukan)
Product ? Yamato and Andromeda Mini diecast toys (Nomura)
Product ? Captain Okita metal mini-statue model kit (Bandai)
No-class APR
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Roadshow magazine (Shueisha)
Publication 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Terebi Land magazine (Tokuma Shoten)
Publication 3 Adventure King magazine includes a Yamato 2 foldout poster (Akita Shoten)
On Air 7 Yamato 2 Episode 26: Be forever Yamato (Series conclusion)
Book 15 Yamato 2 included in TV Anime Complete Works 3 (Akimoto Shobo)
Production 20 Leiji Matsumoto designs Admiral Deda for The New Voyage
Production 24 Leiji Matsumoto designs Sasha for The New Voyage
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #9
Book 30 Cosmoship Yamato manga vol. 2 by Leiji Matsumoto (Sunday Comics/Akita Shoten)
Model ? Space panorama set 1: Earth Defense Fleet (Bandai)
Model ? Space panorama set 2: White Comet Empire Army (Bandai)
Music ? LP: Terebi Manga All-Star Roundup features Yamato 2 songs (Nippon Columbia)
No-class MAY
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Roadshow magazine (Shueisha)
Publication 2 Leiji Matsumoto manga continues in Adventure King (Akita Shoten)
Book 20 Anime cartoon masterpiece series #10 Yamato 2 part 1 (Shogakukan)
Product ? Yamato Bubblegum with lenticular “action plates” (Glico)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #11: EDF Frigate (Bandai)
Model ? Mecha Collection kit #12: EDF Destroyer (Bandai)
No-class JUN
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato 2 coverage in Roadshow magazine (Shueisha)
Book 20 Anime cartoon masterpiece series #12 Yamato 2 part 2 (Shogakukan)
Book 25 Terebi Kun magazine special #5 Yamato 2 part 2 (Shogakukan)
No-class OCT
ON AIR 6 Yamato 2 compilation movie broadcast 7-9pm
book 10 TV Anime Complete Works volume 2 (Akita Shoten)
No-class
No-class 1980
No-class FEB
ON AIR 21 Yamato 2 begins rebroadcast on Yomiuri Television
No-class MAR
Book 30 Roman Album #31 Yamato 2 (Tokuma Shoten)
No-class AUG
book 1 Yamato 2 ‘Complete Works’ novels 1, 2 (Asahi Sonorama)
No-class
No-class 1981
No-class MAR
books 25 Yamato 2 ‘SF’ Novel (Asahi Sonorama)
No-class OCT
Music 25 LP & Cassette: Yamato BGM Collection 2 (Nippon Columbia)
No-class DEC
MUSIC 25 LP & Cassette: Yamato 2 drama (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1983
No-class JAN
ON AIR 3 Yamato 2 compilation movie rebroadcast on Yomiuri Television
No-class
No-class 1984
No-class DEC
ON AIR 25 Yamato 2 compilation movie broadcast on Fuji Television
No-class
No-class 1985
No-class JAN
Video 21 VHS & Beta: Yamato 2 compilation movie (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1987
No-class DEC
ON AIR 29 Yamato 2 compilation movie rebroadcast on Hiroshima Television
No-class
No-class 1988
Video ? VHS: Star Blazers is released in the US (Kidmark)
No-class
No-class 1990
No-class JUN
VIDEO 22 VHS: Yamato 2 ‘triptych’ style tapes 1 & 2 (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class JUL
VIDEO 22 VHS: Yamato 2 ‘triptych’ style tapes 3 & 4 (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class AUG
VIDEO 24 VHS: Yamato 2 ‘triptych’ style tapes 5 & 6 (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1992
No-class NOV
Video 21 LD: Yamato 2 Perfect Collection with Toshiyuki Kubooka box art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1993
VIDEO ? VHS: Star Blazers series 1, 2, and 3 released in the US (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class OCT
Video 21 LD & VHS: Yamato 2 compilation movie (Westcape Corporation/Sobi Entertainment)
No-class
No-class 1995
No-class APR
MUSIC 1 CD: Yamato 2 Drama (Nippon Columbia)
No-class JUN
ON AIR 14 Yamato 2 compilation movie broadcast on Chiba Television
No-class AUG
ON AIR 9 Yamato 2 compilation movie broadcast on Osaka Television
ON AIR 16 Yamato 2 compilation movie broadcast on Chiba Television
No-class SEP
MUSIC 21 CD: Yamato 2 BGM collection (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1998
No-class AUG
VIDEO 25 LD & VHS: Yamato 2 volumes 1-4 with Toshiyuki Kubooka art
No-class SEP
VIDEO 25 LD & VHS: Yamato 2 volumes 5-7 with Toshiyuki Kubooka art
No-class
No-class 1999
No-class MAR
ON AIR 7 Yamato 2 compilation movie broadcast on CS Power Movie
ON AIR 12 Yamato 2 compilation movie broadcast on CS Power Movie
No-class
No-class DEC
MUSIC 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 4 (Columbia Records)
No-class
No-class
No-class 2000
No-class DEC
Product 6 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (Sourcenext)
No-class 2001
No-class JAN
Video 25 DVD: Yamato 2 TV series ‘Memorial Box’ with art by Hirotoshi Sano (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class JUN
Product 29 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Mac (Sourcenext)
No-class
No-class 2002
No-class JAN
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 1 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAR
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 2 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class MAY
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 3 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUL
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 4 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class SEP
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 5 (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class NOV
VIDEO ? DVD: Star Blazers series 2 part 6 and box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 2003
No-class APR
Product 18 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
No-class
No-class 2005
No-class MAY
Music 18 CD: Yamato 2 BGM collection (reissue/Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class JUN
Product 24 Keystroke Heroes: Space Battleship Yamato Typing Wave-Motion Gun for Windows (reissue/Sourcenext)
No-class
No-class 2008
No-class OCT
ON AIR 25 Yamato 2 rebroadcast begins on Family Theatre Network
No-class 2009
No-class FEB
Event 5 CR Yamato 2 pachinko game rollout party held in Japan (Fuji Company)
product 5 CR Yamato 2 pachinko game media pack
No-class DEC
on air 19 Yamato 2 TV series rebroadcast in an overnight marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
on air 30 Yamato 2 TV series rebroadcast in an all-day marathon (Family Theatre TV network)
No-class 2012
No-class FEB
MUSIC 16 CD: Space Battleship Yamato ‘Eternal Edition’ disc 4 reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
No-class APR
on air 13 Space Battleship Yamato Series 2 marathon, continues April 20 & 27 (Family Theater cable & satellite channel, Japan)
No-class DEC
PRODUCT 11 Yamato 2: Teresa, the Guidance of Love Pachislot game press kit (Yamasa)
No-class 2013
No-class FEB
PRODUCT 4 Yamato 2: Teresa, the Guidance of Love Pachislot game in circulation (Yamasa)
No-class MAR
MUSIC 20 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1978-V Yamato 2 BGM collection part 1 (Columbia)
MUSIC 20 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1978-VI Yamato 2 BGM collection part 2 (Columbia)
No-class 2014
No-class JAN
on air 22 Rebroadcast of Yamato 2, Episodes 11-18 (Family Channel)
on air 23 Rebroadcast of Yamato 2, Episodes 19-26 (Family Channel)
No-class 2016
No-class FEB
ON AIR 1-20 Yamato 2 rebroadcast through March 12 (Star Channel)
No-class 2019
No-class NOV
ON AIR 9 Yamato 2 on satellite channel Family Theater
No-class 2020
No-class APR
ON AIR 21 Yamato 2 on satellite channel Family Theater
No-class SEP
ON AIR 29 Yamato 2 on satellite channel Family Theater

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