1982 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!

No-class 1982
No-class JAN
Production 16 Aritsune Toyota finishes Final Yamato story notes sets 6 & 7
production 19 Aristune Toyota finishes Final Yamato story notes set 8, composition plan
production 28 Final Yamato writer’s summit, day 1
production 29 Final Yamato writer’s summit, day 2
production 30 Final Yamato writer’s summit, day 3
No-class FEB
Music 1 LP & Cassette: Choral Suite New Voyage/Brave Raideen (Nippon Columbia)
Production 1 Final Yamato preproduction concept notes
production 5 Final Yamato concept notes organized
production 11 Eiichi Yamamoto story memo for Final Yamato
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #27
No-class MAR
Production 2 Final Yamato story treatment 1
Production 9 Final Yamato story treatment 2
Music 10 Prelude to Final Yamato album recording begins (finishes 3/14)
Production 11 Final Yamato concept notes written
production 12 Final Yamato story treatment 3
production 17 Final Yamato story treatment 4
book 30 Leiji Matsumoto’s Special Collection features reprint of Eternal Story of Jura (Asahi Sonorama)
No-class APR
production 15 Yoshinobu Nishizaki plot composition written for Final Yamato
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #28
event 27 Production announcement for Final Yamato at press conference, Tokyo
No-class MAY
production 20 Final Yamato script part A completed
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Prelude to Final Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
production 24 SF concept notes completed for Final Yamato by Aritsune Toyota & Kazuichi Tsurumi
production 26 Toshio Masuda makes scene plan from Final Yamato script part A
No-class JUN
Publication 6 Yamato III Anime Comics conclude in My Anime Magazine (Akita Shoten)
production 7 Final Yamato script part B completed
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (July cover dates)
Event 12 Fan club meeting at Japan Youth Hall
production 19 Final Yamato script part C completed
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Mellow Guitar Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #29
production 28 Final Yamato script part D first draft completed
Model 28 1/350 Yamato Wood kit (Imai)
No-class JUL
production 9 Final Yamato script part D final draft completed
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (August cover dates)
book 15 TV Anime Complete Works volume 3 (Akita Shoten)
book 31 Yoshinori Kaneda Special art book includes concept sketches for Final Yamato (Tokuma Shoten)
No-class AUG
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (September cover dates)
Event Yamato Fan Club Gatherings include screening of documentary ‘Message Film’
No-class 9 Fukushima
No-class 10 Nagasaki
No-class 11 Takeo
No-class 12 Akita
No-class 13 Kagoshima
No-class 14 Aomori
No-class 15 Morioka
No-class 16 Sendai
No-class 17 Kumamoto
No-class 20 Niigata
No-class 21 Takamatsu
No-class 22 Toyama
No-class 23 Kanazawa
No-class 24 Fukui
No-class 25 Hiroshima
No-class 26 Okayama
No-class 27 Himeji
No-class 28 Matsue
No-class 29 Hamada
No-class 30 Shimonoseki
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #30
Event 28, 29 Farewell and Be Forever are screened in “Star Blazers room” at Creation Convention, New York City
No-class SEP
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (October cover dates)
publication 10 Yamato Dictionary insert in Animage magazine (Tokuma Shoten)
Production 16 Final Yamato music meeting 1
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Fascinating Piano Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
Music 21 Cassettes: Arrivederci Yamato complete drama (Nippon Columbia)
event 24-26 Star Blazers/Yamato “Micro-Con” held at Babelcon ’82 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
No-class OCT
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (November cover dates)
Production 18 Final Yamato music & FX meetings
Product 22 Final Yamato digital wall clock (West Cape Corporation)
Event 22 10-year anniversary party held at Okura Hotel in Akasaka, Tokyo
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #31
Publication ? 1983 Final Yamato calendar (West Cape Corporation)
No-class NOV
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (December cover dates)
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Yamato Digital Trip Synthesizer Fantasy (Nippon Columbia)
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Anime Piano Yamato/Gundam (Nippon Columbia)
Book 21 Anime Piano Yamato/Gundam sheet music (Nippon Columbia)
Music 21 LP: Yamato/My Youth in Arcadia Best Collection (Nippon Columbia)
Book 30 The Anime magazine special: Space Battleship Yamato Total Collection includes early coverage of Final Yamato (Kindaieiga Co.)
book 30 Anime Great Love! From Yamato to Gundam (Tokuma Shoten)
publication ? Final Yamato flyer in theaters
No-class DEC
Music 1 LP: Stars of Anime features Yamato songs (Nippon Columbia)
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (January cover dates)
Book 15 Final Yamato novel part 1 (Cobalt Library/Shueisha)
Production 15 Final Yamato songs recorded by Tomoko Kuwae
PRODUCTION 18 Final Yamato song “Love Supreme” recorded by Junko Yagami
Publication 20, 26 Yoshinori Kanada art doujinshis
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Romantic Violin Yamato (Nippon Columbia)
BOOK 25 Symphonic Suite Yamato piano compositions (Tokyo Music Study)
Book 31 Final Yamato “AM Juju” novel part 1 (Animage/Tokuma Shoten)

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