English-language Magazine Coverage

Though entire forests probably had to be clearcut for the enormous amount of Yamato publishing in Japan, the amount of ink spent on Star Blazers in America is comparatively miniscule – which only makes these few examples that much more important. All the Star Blazers content from these magazines is presented here in full for the sake of posterity, along with a few that joyfully skip straight back to Space Battleship Yamato.

NEW: Added July 2022

Starburst Vol. 1, No. 2

Starburst Magazines, March 1978

Space Cruiser

Snooty review by Tony Crawley, 3 pages & poster

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

See the entire magazine here

Starburst No. 17

Marvel UK, January 1980

SF In The East

Arrivederci and other anime reviews, 4 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

See the entire magazine here


Previous Entries

Animerica Vol. 3, No. 8

Viz Communications Inc., September 1995

Yamato Forever

Articles by Robert Fenelon, Walter Amos, and others, 7 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Animerica Vol. 7, No. 3

Viz Communications Inc., April 1999

Space Cinema Yamato

Series overview, 6 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages


Animag No. 10

Pacific Rim Publishing Co., 1989

Space Cruiser Yamato

Historical articles by Robert Napton and others, 17 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Otaku USA Vol. 4, No. 6

Sovereign Media Inc., June 2011

Freedom & Adventure

Leiji Matsumoto interview, 3 pages (part of this one)

Click here to read a PDF with all pages


Comics Collector No. 4

Krause Publications, summer 1984

Manga and Anime

Historical article by Ardith Carlton, 9 pages

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Mecha Press No. 9

IANUS Publications, May/June 1993

Space Cruiser Yamato

Overview by Martin Ouellette, 8 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages


Comics Collector No. 3

Krause Publications, spring 1984

Space Cruiser Yamato

Anime & manga overview by Ardith Carlton, 5 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Otaku USA Vol. 1, No. 4

Sovereign Media Inc., February 2008

Multiple articles

by Patrick Macias, Tomohiro Machiyama,
David Merrill, and Tim Eldred, 15 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages


Japanimation No. 3

Eclectic Press, 1987

Series 2 Character & Episode Guide

by Allen Rowe, 8 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Manga Mania Vol. 1, No. 7

Dark Horse International, January 1994

Yamato Voyages in a Sea of Stars

by Paul Davison and Peter J. Evans, 4 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Special thanks to Luis Cotovio


Mangazine No. 36

Antarctic Press, November 1994

Anime Feature: Yamato

Articles by Water Amos, Rob Fenelon, Douglas Dlin, and Martin King, 12 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Anime FX No. 12

Ashdown Publishing, March 1996

Space Cruiser Yamato Cutaway

by Graham Bleathman, 4 pages

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Starlog No. 35

O’Quinn Studios, June 1980

SF Animation at its Best:
Make Way for Star Blazers

by James H. Burns, 3 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Special thanks to Chris Morin

Questar Vol. 2, No. 4, Issue 12

MW Communications, June 1981

A Japanese Import With Quality

by CJ Henderson, 3 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Special thanks to Edward Hawkins


Epic Illustrated No. 25

Marvel Comics Group, August 1984

Space Cruiser Yamato

by Jo Duffy, 4 pages

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Special thanks to Edward Hawkins

Japanimation No. 2

Eclectic Press, 1987

The Legend of Space Cruiser Yamato

by Allen Rowe, Lester Swint and Scot Carr, 18 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages


Anime Zine No. 2

Minstrel Press Inc., 1987

After the Comet Empire…Yamato 3

by Martin King and Robert Fenelon, 9 pages

Click here to read a PDF with all pages

Special thanks to Robert Fenelon

Back Issue No. 59

Twomorrows Publishing, August 2012

Beyond Capes: We’re off to Outer Space ~ Star Blazers in Comics

by Daniel DeAngelo, 8 pages

Read the article here

One thought on “English-language Magazine Coverage

  1. Hey Tim, fantastic resource, many thanks! I also noticed that you don’t have the issues of Animerica which featured SB material. Hit me up on FB if you want me to send you some scans….(I’ll probably end up posing a few on the usual FB groups either way).

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