Space Battleship Yamato Movie Timeline

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No-class 1975
No-class MAY
PRODUCTION ? Editing begins on the Space Battleship Yamato movie
No-class SEP
Publication 24 Fan Club “Yamato Laboratory” announces the existence of the Yamato movie
No-class 1976
No-class MAY
PRODUCTION ? Production deal struck for Space Cruiser Yamato dubbed version
No-class OCT
Production ? Voice recording for Space Cruiser Yamato movie in Hollywood
No-class
No-class 1977
No-class JAN
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato Association fanzine #1
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato coverage in Manga Shonen magazine, Jan issue
PUBLICATION 25 Iscandar fanzine Vol. 1 (Cosmo Battleship Yamato Connection)
Music ? EP: Best hit animation series Yamato b/w Triton of the Sea theme (Nippon Columbia)
Production ? Sound dubbing completed for Space Cruiser Yamato movie in Hollywood
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato coverage in Manga Shonen magazine, Feb issue
PUBLICATION ? Yamato parody manga fanzine (Tokiwa Publishing)
No-class MAR
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato Association fanzine #2
PUBLICATION 25 Iscandar fanzine Vol. 2 (Cosmo Battleship Yamato Connection)
No-class APR
Publication 18 June issue of OUT magazine features Yamato cover story (Minori Shobo)
No-class MAY
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato coverage in Manga Shonen magazine, May issue
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato Land newsletter No. 1 (Yamato Association)
Production ? Tokyo distribution deal for Space Battleship Yamato movie secured with Tokyu Recreation
Event 13-27 Space Cruiser Yamato is screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Distribution deals are made for international markets
PUBLICATION 25 Iscandar fanzine Vol. 3 (Cosmo Battleship Yamato Connection)
No-class JUN
Event ? Publicity campaign begins for Yamato movie
Book 1 Big Manga Book features a reprint of Leiji Matsumoto’s Eternal Story of Jura (Playcomic/Akita Shoten)
Publication 18 August issue of OUT magazine features Yamato articles (Minori Shobo)
No-class JUL
Music 1 EP: Opening and ending themes b/w drama track (Nippon Columbia)
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato Association fanzine #3
Production 18 National distribution deal for Space Battleship Yamato movie secured with Toei Pictures
Publication 18 September issue of OUT magazine features Yamato articles (Minori Shobo)
BOOK 20 Space Battleship Yamato hardcover novel 1 ‘Launch Volume’ (Asahi Sonorama)
Music 25 LP & Cassette: Space Battleship Yamato Drama album (Nippon Columbia)
Publication 25 Manga no Hoshi magazine #1 focuses on the works of Leiji Matsumoto
On Air 29 TV series begins its second rerun on Yomiuri Television
No-class AUG
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Eiga Fan magazine
Cinema 3 Space Battleship Yamato preview screening (Nissho Hall, Tokyo)
Book 1 Space Battleship Yamato hardcover novel 2 ‘Struggle Volume’ (Asahi Sonorama)
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Manga Shonen magazine
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Fantoche magazine #7
PUBLICATION 1 Leiji Matsumoto essay in Kinejun magazine No. 714
Cinema 3 Space Battleship Yamato preview screening (Yamaha Hall, Tokyo)
Event 5 The night before the movie premiere fans line up at theaters and receive animation cels in a special giveaway
Cinema 6 Space Battleship Yamato movie premieres in seven Tokyo theaters
PUBLICATION 6 Space Battleship Yamato movie program book (Office Academy)
Product 6 Space Battleship Yamato products sold in Tokyo theaters
Book 10 Space Battleship Yamato hardcover novel 3 ‘Restoration Volume’ (Asahi Sonorama)
PUBLICATION 11 movie coverage in Weekly Sankei magazine
Cinema 13 Space Battleship Yamato opens in thirteen more theaters (weekly openings continued for the rest of 1977)
PUBLICATION 15 movie coverage in Kinejun magazine No. 715
PUBLICATION 16 movie coverage in Weekly Playboy magazine
On Air 20 Space Battleship Yamato “Stereo Manga” radio dramatization on NHK FM
PUBLICATION 20 Iscandar fanzine Vol. 4 (Cosmo Battleship Yamato Connection)
PUBLICATION 21 movie coverage in Weekly Myojo magazine
PUBLICATION 22 movie coverage in Weekly Heibon Punch magazine
PUBLICATION 25 movie coverage in Playcomic magazine
PUBLICATION 30 movie coverage in Weekly Playboy magazine No. 35
PUBLICATION ? Yamato Graphic fanzine No. 1 (Yamato Fan Alliance Ushichaman)
No-class SEP
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Roadshow magazine, October issue
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Eiga Fan magazine
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Eureka magazine
Publication 1 Yamato mentioned in Starlog issue 9 (Starlog Group, Inc.)
Publication 1 Yamato coverage in Manga Shonen (Asahi Sonorama)
Publication 1 Yamato reviews in Kinejun No. 716 (Kinema Junpo Co.)
PUBLICATION 1 2001 My Dream fanzine (Terebi Anime Club)
PUBLICATION 5 Yamato interview fanzine
Publication 8 Weekly Bunshun magazine Vol. 19 #36 publishes an interview with Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Bungeishunju Ltd.)
Publication 15 Kinejun magazine #717 publishes an interview with Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Kinema Junpo Co.)
PUBLICATION 15 movie coverage in English Today magazine
PUBLICATION 19 movie coverage in Weekly Heibon Punch magazine
Book 20 Roman Album #1: Space Battleship Yamato (Tokuma Shoten)
PUBLICATION 20 movie coverage in Weekly Seventeen magazine
PUBLICATION 21 movie coverage in Screen magazine
PUBLICATION 22 Yoshinobu Nishizaki interview in Weekly Sankei magazine (Sankei Publishing)
Publication ? 1978 Space Battleship Yamato calendar (Office Academy)
Publication ? movie coverage in OUT magazine, November issue (Minori Shobo)
Music ? LP: Isao Sasaki/The Scarlet Scarf, World of Anime Roman features Yamato songs (Nippon Columbia)
Publication ? Cosmo Battleship Yamato Technical Manual fanzine (Group Zero)
No-class OCT
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Roadshow magazine, November issue
PUBLICATION 1 movie coverage in Treasure Island magazine
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato coverage in Manga Shonen magazine
PUBLICATION 1 Yamato coverage in Middle Third Age magazine
EVENT 6-11 Yamato Fancy Goods” exhibition at Hanshin Department Store in Osaka
PUBLICATION 15 Yamato coverage in Movie Arts magazine
PUBLICATION 15 Parody Edition Space Battleship Yamato fanzine Volumes 1 & 2 (Character Class Lab)
PUBLICATION 25 Iscandar fanzine Vol. 5 (Cosmo Battleship Yamato Connection)
Publication ? OUT magazine December issue features fan content (Minori Shobo)
PUBLICATION ? Music Guide magazine publishes a Yamato cover story
No-class NOV
Product 15 Space Battleship Yamato poster wall clock (Office Academy)
MUSIC 25 LP & Cassette: Space Cruiser Yamato English-language drama (Nippon Columbia)
MODEL ? Yamato “deform display model” (Bandai)
No-class DEC
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato 4-hour radio drama on All Night Nippon
Cinema 17-29 Yamato movie is combined with Cyborg 009 for a Toei movie festival
MUSIC 25 LP & Cassette: Symphonic Suite Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
MODEL ? Cosmo Zero (Bandai)
MODEL ? Black Tiger (Bandai)
No-class
No-class 1978
No-class JAN
CINEMA 10-29 Space Battleship Yamato screens at KBS Laserium in Kyoto
ON AIR 28 Space Battleship Yamato radio drama rebroadcast on All Night Nippon
event ? Space Battleship Yamato exhibit at Imai Department store, Tokyo
No-class FEB
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato fan club magazine #1 shows first wave of Space Battleship Yamato ‘fancy goods’
Book 25 Starsha Space Love Illust fantasy (Joy us books/Bandai)
No-class MAR
CINEMA ? Space Battleship Yamato screens at Humble House Theatre in Kagoshima
EVENT 16 Yamato product exhibition at Seibu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo
CINEMA 24-29 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yamatoyashiki Theatre in Himeji
MUSIC 25 EP: Three tracks from Symphonic Suite (Nippon Columbia)
CINEMA 25 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Tokuyama Station Theatre
CINEMA 29-31 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Kumamoto Tsuruya Theatre
EVENT 30 product exhibition at Keisei Departmen Store in Ueno, Tokyo (through April 5)
MODEL ? Yamato in gold coating (Bandai)
Publication ? British magazine Starburst covers Space Cruiser Yamato
No-class APR
CINEMA 6-11 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Wakayama Theatre, Nagasaki
CINEMA 13-25 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens in Nagaoka City
CINEMA 27 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Daimaru Theatre in Kobe (through May 9)
CINEMA 27 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens in Niigata City (through May 1)
CINEMA 28 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Koriyama Usui Department Store
Cinema 29 Space Battleship Yamato movie opens Golden Week Anime Festival at Omon Theatre, Nagoya
No-class MAY
MUSIC 1 LP & Cassette: The World of Hiroshi Miyagawa (Nippon Columbia)
CINEMA 3-9 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yamato Theatre in Kanazawa
CINEMA 4 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yagihashi Theatre in Kumagaya
No-class JUN
MUSIC 10 EP: Starsha, thoughts among the stars b/w symphonic track (Nippon Columbia)
PUBLICATION 25 Yamato fan club magazine #4 shows second wave of Space Battleship Yamato ‘fancy goods’
CINEMA 29 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Yamato Theatre in Joetsu City (through July 4)
No-class JUL
CINEMA 20-26 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Daimaru Theatre in Osaka
CINEMA 28 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Matsuya Theatre in Ginza, Tokyo (through Aug. 2)
publication ? TV Guide publishes a cover story on Space Battleship Yamato: the Movie (Tokyo News Agency)
No-class AUG
ON AIR 4 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast debut on Fuji Television Network (31.9% audience rating)
ON AIR 4 The Space Battleship Yamato 4-hour radio drama is rebroadcast on “All Night Nippon”
CINEMA 4-9 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nagoya
CINEMA 10-15 Space Battleship Yamato movie screens at Matsuzakaya Theatre in Shizuoka
No-class DEC
PUBLICATION 20 Space Battleship Yamato Card Picture Book, AKA ‘Wonder Cards’ (Asahi Sonorama)
Book 20 Anime cartoon masterpiece series #5 Space Battleship Yamato part 1 (Shogakukan)
MUSIC 25 EP: Space Cruiser Yamato b/w The Red Scarf with English lyrics (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1979
No-class JAN
Book 20 Anime cartoon masterpiece series #6 Space Battleship Yamato part 2 (Shogakukan)
No-class JUN
No-class JUL
On Air 13 Yamato Festival” special on All Night Nippon includes re-broadcast of first Yamato radio drama
Cinema 14 Yamato Big Summer Roadshow Festival’ features Space Battleship Yamato, Arrivederci, Triton of the Sea (through Aug. 4)
Publiction 14 Yamato Festival” movie program book (Office Academy)
No-class DEC
No-class
No-class 1980
No-class JAN
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast on Fuji Television
Book 15 Space Battleship Yamato postcard book (Japan Business Co.)
No-class
No-class 1981
No-class MAR
BOOK 25 Space Battleship Yamato Anime Comics volume 1 (Champion Graphic/Akita Shoten)
No-class MAY
BOOK 15 Space Battleship Yamato Anime Comics volume 2 (Champion Graphic/Akita Shoten)
No-class AUG
On Air 12 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast on Nippon Television’s ‘Wednesday Roadshow’
No-class
No-class 1982
No-class DEC
BOOK 25 Symphonic Suite Yamato piano compositions (Tokyo Ongaku Shoen)
No-class
No-class 1983
No-class MAR
Video ? VHS & Beta: Space Battleship Yamato (Toei)
No-class APR
video 21 VHD: Space Battleship Yamato movie (Japan Victor)
No-class
No-class 1984
No-class MAY
Event 10 Yamato films exhibited at Cannes Film Festival
No-class JULY
Video 1 LD & VHS: Space Battleship Yamato Music Video (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
Video ? VHS: Space Battleship Yamato (Japan Victor)
No-class
No-class 1985
No-class JUN
MUSIC 21 CD: Symphonic Suite Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
Video ? LD: Space Battleship Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
No-class
No-class 1986
No-class JAN
EVENT 12 Fan Club screening of Space Battleship Yamato movie in Tokyo
No-class
No-class 1987
No-class AUG
Cinema 3-7 Summer Vacation Anime theatre exhibition includes Yamato exhibit, screens Space Battleship Yamato, Arrivederci, Be Forever and Final Yamato in Shibuya, Tokyo
No-class DEC
ON AIR 28 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast on Hiroshima Television
No-class
No-class 1988
No-class MAY
Event 11 Yamato movies and other Westcape productions marketed at Cannes Film Festival.
No-class OCT
EVENT 23-30 Westcape Corporation exhibit at Milan Film Festival
No-class
Video ? LD: All five Yamato movies are released in a ‘Perfect Collection’ box set (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1990
No-class MAR
Video 25 VHS: Space Battleship Yamato in ‘Perfect Collection’ packaging (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1991
No-class JAN
ON AIR 1 Space Battleship Yamato movie is rebroadcast on Tokyo 12 Channel
No-class AUG
ON AIR 11 Space Battleship Yamato movie is broadcast on Hiroshima Television
No-class
No-class 1993
No-class JUL
Video 21 LD: Space Battleship Yamato movie reissued with Hiroyuki Kitazume art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1995
No-class JAN
MUSIC 1 CD: Symphonic Suite Yamato reissue (Nippon Columbia)
No-class APR
Music 1 CD: Space Battleship Yamato Drama album (Nippon Columbia)
No-class SEP
VIDEO ? VHS: Subtitled version of the Space Battleship Yamato movie released in US (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 1998
No-class JUL
Video 25 LD & VHS: Space Battleship Yamato movie reissued with 25th anniversary Toshihiro Kawamoto art (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 1999
No-class JAN
ON AIR ? The Yamato movies are broadcast on CS Power Movie
No-class AUG
Video 25 DVD: Space Battleship Yamato movie (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class
No-class 2000
No-class APR
Publication 30 Yamato 1977 Memorial fanzines published by fan group New World Academy
No-class NOV
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 10 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 22 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class
No-class 2002
No-class MAR
ON AIR 21, 22 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on WOWOW
No-class MAY
ON AIR 1 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class JUN
Video ? DVD: Space Battleship Yamato subtitled (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class DEC
ON AIR 5 All 5 Yamato movies broadcast on channel NECO
No-class
No-class 2003
No-class JAN
ON AIR 5 All 5 Yamato movies rebroadcast on channel NECO
No-class MAR
ON AIR 31 Three of the movies are broadcast on late-night ‘Daily Life Television’
No-class
No-class 2004
No-class MAR
Video ? DVD: Yamato movie box set (Voyager Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class AUG
ON AIR 2 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on NHK
No-class NOV
MUSIC 25 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box (Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.)
No-class
No-class 2005
No-class SEP
CINEMA 11-20 Space Battleship Yamato, Farewell to Yamato revival screenings at Toei Theatre in Kurashiki
No-class NOV
No-class
No-class 2006
No-class AUG
ON AIR 11 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
ON AIR 13 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Asahi National Broadcasting
ON AIR 18, 20 Space Battleship Yamato movie broadcast on Family Theatre
No-class
No-class 2007
No-class MAY
Product ? Space Battleship Yamato ‘Real Artwork’ series wall art (Happinet)
No-class AUG
Video 24 DVD: Space Battleship Yamato movies ‘Memorial Box’ (Bandai/Emotion)

No-class
No-class 2009
No-class NOV
video 25 DVD: All five Yamato movies reissued (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class DEC
on air 7, 30 Space Battleship Yamato movie rebroadcast (Family Theatre TV network)
No-class
No-class 2010
No-class AUG
product 18 Flash anime mobile service offers footage from the first Yamato movie, renamed Yamato The Origin (Softbank)
No-class 2011
No-class NOV
online 24 Space Battleship Yamato streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 11/6)
No-class DEC
online 5 Space Battleship Yamato streaming on Yamato Resurrection Fever pachinko game website (through 12/18)
No-class 2012
No-class FEB
MUSIC 16 Yamato Eternal Edition Premium box reissued (Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.)
No-class MAY
product 21 Yamato poster towels (set of 2/Exario)
No-class JULY
music 18 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac 1977-II Space Cruiser Yamato drama album (Columbia)
No-class NOV
BOOK 2 Rules of a Hit Anime Movie by Morihiko Saitoh covers the first Yamato film (Knowledge Fore)
No-class 2013
No-class APR
ON AIR 28 Yamato movie marathon (Family Theater)
No-class JUNE
VIDEO 21 Bluray: Space Battleship Yamato movie (Bandai/Emotion)
No-class JULY
VIDEO 24 DVD & Bluray: Space Battleship Yamato MV (Music Video, Bandai/Emotion)
No-class 2014
No-class AUG
music 28 CD: Yamato Sound Almanac bonus disc Space Battleship Yamato drama album (Columbia)
No-class DEC
on air 1 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
on air 9 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
on air 27 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Star Channel)
No-class 2019
No-class OCT
ON AIR 6 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Family Theater)
No-class 2020
No-class MAR
ON AIR 28 Rebroadcast of Yamato movie (Family Theater)

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