1983 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 1983
No-class JAN
Book 1 Animedia magazine special: Space Battleship Yamato Total Collection (Gakken)
On Air 3 Yamato 2 compilation movie rebroadcast on Yomiuri Television
Book 5 Roman Album #53 Yamato Perfect Manual 1 (Tokuma Shoten)
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (February cover dates)
Book 10 This is Animation Select #2 Space Battleship Yamato ‘Total Collection’ (Shogakukan)
Publication 10 Yamato fan club magazine #32
On Air 15 Final Yamato 4-hour radio drama on All Night Nippon
Event 18 Final Yamato press conference, Tokyo.
MUSIC 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato Theme Music Collection 1 (Tokuma/Animage)
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato symphonic album 1 (Nippon Columbia)
Music 25 EP: Two who love b/w See you again (Tokuma/Animage)
Music 25 EP: Rainbow to tomorrow b/w Fight! Cosmo Tiger (Tokuma/Animage)
Book 25 Space Battleship Yamato novel goes to 44th printing (Asahi Sonorama)
Book 30 Roman Album #54 Yamato Perfect Manual 2 (Tokuma Shoten)
PUBLICATION ? First issue of Trelaina A.P.A. in the US
Book ? Frontline People: Leiji Matsumoto (Fukutake Publishing Co.)
publication ? Final Yamato insert poster in Juniorhood magazine
No-class FEB
Music 1 EP: Kodai & Yamato b/w Yamato tribute-Poseidon (Nippon Columbia)
On Air 2 First TV series begins its fifth rerun on Yomiuri Television
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (March cover dates)
Event 12 Yamato Festival in Osaka Welfare Hall
Book 15 Final Yamato ‘SF’ novel part 1 (Asahi Sonorama)
Book 15 Keibunsha #138 Final Yamato part 1 ‘Big Encyclopedia’ (Kodansha)
Music 21 LP: Battle of SF animation Synthesizer Fantasy features Yamato themes (Nippon Columbia)
MUSIC 21 LP: Lonely Girl by Junko Yagami includes Love Supreme from Final Yamato (Discomate)
production 22-24 Voice recording for Final Yamato at Avaco Studio
publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #33 shows first and only wave of Final Yamato ‘fancy goods’
Book 28 Final Yamato manga volume 1 by Akira Hio (Sun Comics/Asahi Sonorama)
Publication ? Space Fanzine Yamato (Project Star Blazers/USA)
event ? ‘Final cruise’ announced
Game ? Final Yamato ‘Game for Adult’ 3D simulation game (IF Series/Bandai)
No-class MAR
Publication 1 Screen movie magazine includes a bonus Anime Movies for the Spring insert featuring Final Yamato (Kindai Movie Co.)
Music 1 EP: Love Supreme b/w Love of Yuki (Discomate)
Music 1 EP: Yamato ’83 b/w Yamato ’83 karaoke (Nippon Columbia)
On Air 2 Be Forever Yamato is rebroadcast on Fuji Television
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (April cover dates)
Event 15 Space Battleship Yamato Grand Festival is held at Kosei Nenkin hall in Shinjuku
Book 15 Final Yamato novel part 2 (Cobalt Library/Shueisha)
Book 15 Final Yamato novel part 1 (Fanfan Library/Shueisha)
publication 15 Final Yamato coverage in Kinejun magazine #856 (Kinema Jumpo Co.)
Event 18-20 Star Blazers room at the New York Science Fiction Society’s Luna Con ’83 (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)
Cinema 19 Final Yamato is released through Toei-affiliated theaters
publication 19 Final Yamato movie program book (West Cape Corporation)
Event 19 “Big Space Project: Yamato Launch” attraction at Takarazuka Family Land (through June 5)
Music 21 EP: Yamato 10 year tribute b/w Final Yamato symphonic tracks (Nippon Columbia)
Event 25-30 Final Yamato final goods fair at Tokyu Department Store
book 25 Anime Song Omnibus features Yamato sheet music (Join Music)
Event 29 Final Cruise 1 (sea cruise, through 3/31)
Book 31 Final Yamato ‘SF’ novel part 2 (Asahi Sonorama)
event 31 Final Cruise 2 (sea cruise, through 4/2)
Video ? VHS & Beta: Space Battleship Yamato, Farewell to Yamato, New Voyage and Be Forever (Toei)
Model ? 1/1000 Yamato (Bandai)
Model ? Cosmo Zero reissue (Bandai)
Model ? 1/700 Yamato non-cutaway version reissue (Bandai)
Model ? 1/500 Yamato “New Cosmic Model” reissue (Bandai)
Model ? Cosmo Tiger II reissue (Bandai)
No-class APR
MUSIC 1 LP: Final Yamato Theme Music Collection 2 (Tokuma/Animage)
event 2 Final Cruise 3 (sea cruise, through 4/4)
publication 10 Final Yamato coverage in anime magazines (May cover dates)
Book 10 Final Yamato novel part 2 (Fanfan Library/Shueisha)
Book 15 Final Yamato “AM Juju” novel part 2 (Animage/Tokuma Shoten)
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato symphonic album 2 (Nippon Columbia)
video 21 VHD: Space Battleship Yamato, Farewell to Yamato, and Be Forever (Japan Victor)
Video 21 VHS and Beta: Final Yamato 35mm version (VAP)
book 25 Space Battleship Yamato Piano Songbook sheet music (Join Music)
Publication 25 The Anime magazine special: Final Yamato Visual Big Compendium (Kindaieiga Co.)
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #34
Cinema 29 Final Yamato concludes its first theatrical run
Book 30 Roadshow magazine special: Final Yamato (Shueisha)
No-class MAY
Book 1 Rapport Deluxe #9: Space Battleship Yamato (Animec magazine/Rapport KK)
Book 1 Animedia magazine special: Final Yamato (Gakken)
Book 13 This is Animation select #4 Final Yamato (Shogakukan)
Book 15 Keibunsha #148 Final Yamato part 2 ‘Big Encyclopedia’ (Kodansha)
MUSIC 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato Drama album (Nippon Columbia)
Book 30 Roman Album #56 Final Yamato (Tokuma Shoten)
Book 30 Terebi Land magazine special #53 Space Battleship Yamato Big collection (Tokuma Shoten)
Book 30 Terebi Land magazine special: Color Graph #31 Final Yamato (Tokuma Shoten)
Book 30 Final Yamato Mecha Big Collection (Asahi Sonorama)
book ? Anime BGM Collection features Yamato sheet music (Tokyo Music Academy/Westcape Corporation)
No-class JUN
Music 21 LP: Final Yamato Digital Trip Synthesizer Fantasy (Nippon Columbia)
Event 24-26 Star Blazers room at Eastcon ’83 (Glassboro, NJ)
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #35
Book 30 Final Yamato manga volume 2 by Akira Hio (Sun Comics/Asahi Sonorama)
No-class AUG
Book 10 Space Battleship Yamato Papercraft (Keibunsha)
music 20 Book & Cassette: Space Battleship Yamato Complete Music Works (Tokyo Music Academy)
Music 21 LP & Cassette: Final Yamato symphonic album 3 (Nippon Columbia)
Event 13 YamatoCon convention held in Dallas, Texas
Event 28/29 Arrivederci Yamato screened at Creation Convention, New York City
No-class SEP
Event 1-5 Arrivederci Yamato screened in Star Blazers room at Constellation (41st World Science Fiction Convention, Baltimore MD)
Music 21 LP: Digital Trip Catalogue features Yamato themes (Nippon Columbia)
No-class OCT
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #36/37 (double issue)
No-class NOV
Cinema 5-13 Final Yamato “Encore Roadshow” re-release in 70mm with multi-channel stereo (Shibuya Pantheon theater, Tokyo)
Publication 5 Final Yamato movie program book second edition (West Cape Corporation)
No-class DEC
BOOK 10 Final Yamato super deluxe hardcover (West Cape Corporation)
Publication 25 Yamato fan club magazine #38
On Air 28 Yamato III compilation movie broadcast on Wednesday Roadshow (Nippon TV)
No-class
book 25 ’83 Sound Anime Collection features Yamato sheet music (Tokyo Music Academy/Westcape Corporation)

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