Yamatunes Catalog, Volume 2

Back up to Volume 1

In this second collection of online Yamatunes, the fans step up and deliver. Many excel in their passion to deliver the themes with perfection while others give the compositions their own unique spin. Several remote combo performances emerged in 2020 that may never have happened but for the Covid pandemic. And then there are the odd birds who fly sideways and still knock it out of the park. If one of them particularly stands out to you, take the time to look into the performer’s Youtube channel where you’ll likely find more of their work.

Compiled by Tim Eldred and Anton Mei Brandt. All links current as of April 2021

Solo Performances

Yamato theme

Performed on acoustic guitar by “Ryuzo” (expert level)

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Yamato and The Scarlet Scarf

Performed on acoustic guitar with vocal by “Seizy”

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Yamato theme

An amazing acoustic cover on Flamenco guitar by Ben Woods

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Overture and Love theme

Ukulele solo arranged and performed by Yasuhiro Kadono

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Yamato theme

Covered by pianist Fabrizio Spaggiari

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Yamato theme

Covered by pianist/cosplayer Pan Piano

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Yamato theme

Piano solo by child prodigy “Sou-chan”

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Yamato theme

Arranged and performed by “PAL-BLAC[k]”

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Various themes

Performed by Yuko Yamaji (Yamato theme at 14:50)

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Love theme

From Farewell to Yamato, played by “Tohko” (from memory!)

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Yamato theme

“Miki” playing the ELS-02C Electone organ (with panache!) in her classroom.

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Overture and Yamato theme

Performed on Electone organ by “Momo”

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Yamato theme

Bass accompaniment by Kouichi Tamaki

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Yamato theme

Guitar and vocal by “Sapphi,” the bravest fan on Earth

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Yamato theme

“One-man opera” version by “Olange”

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Yamato theme

French version by Idris Du Vent

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The Universe Expands Into Infinity

Played on acoustic guitar by “kanareco2012”

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The Universe Expands Into Infinity

Played on electric guitar by “Guitar Chocola”

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The Universe Expands Into Infinity

Swing guitar cover by Masakazu Miyazaki

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The Universe Expands Into Infinity

Piano cover by “K Yoshi”

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The Universe Expands Into Infinity

Vocal performance by “Keiko Healing Singer”

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Overture and Yamato theme

Acoustic guitar performance by “Yoshiharu”

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Theme medley

Performed in two violin parts by “Violin Sayu”

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Yamato theme

Performed in three violin parts by Keiko Suzuki

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Yamato theme

Performed in five viola parts by “Yuagarimenbo”

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Goruba BGM

Performed in two guitar parts by “Machiro” (visit his Yamato music blog here)

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Overture and Dessler’s Bolero

Performed on bass by “Okina”

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Yamato Sleeps Under the Setting Sun

Performed on organ by Semi Takumi

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Symphony of Aquarius

Performed on Electone organ by “Natsuho”

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Yamato Attacks

DYNAMIC Violin performance by Ayako Ishikawa

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Yamato theme

Performed in five flute parts by Sayaka Wakabayashi

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Yamato theme

Karaoke performance in the highest-ever register by “Korin.” You have to hear this one to believe it. It is mercifully short.

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Group Performances

Yamato theme

Performed by string quartet Fresco Vessels

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Yamato theme

Performed by a string quartet at the Kunitachi College of Music

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Overture and Yamato theme

Performed with GUSTO by the KaiMana Family

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Overture and Yamato theme

Performed on Erhu by Yang Yuki and 33 members of the Japan Erhu Academy (watch for the salute!)

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Yamato theme

Performed by Piano Duo kuMAN with vocal by Takeshi Omura

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Yamato theme

Performed by a viola quintet

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Overture and Yamato theme

Performed by a 21-horn ensemble

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Yamato theme

Remote combo performance on various instruments, led by Keiko Suzuki

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Yamato theme

Choir version by Waseda University Glee Club

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Yamato theme

Choral version by Kwansei Gakuin University Mixed Chorus

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Dance performance, 2013

Yamato vs Dessler dance performance on TV variety show

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Dance performance, 2019

Winning entry by One Day Project at the 7th Anidan Grand Prix

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Yamato theme

Dynamic jazz version by Jazz Bee

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Yamato theme, 2199 version

Remote combo performance by various internet personalities, 2013

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The Scarlet Scarf

Performed on violin and bass by Kanadome Orchestra

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From Yamato With Love

Performed on violin, bass, and piano by Kanadome Orchestra

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I Remember You

Performed on piano and strings by Kanadome Orchestra

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Dessler’s Bolero

Performed on piano and strings by Kanadome Orchestra

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Yamato theme

Jazz version led by Chieko Tsutsumi. Performance 1 | Performance 2 | Performance 3 | Performance 4 (all from 2010)

Yamato theme

Piano and vocal cover by UnRealProject

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The Scarlet Scarf

Lounge version by Ninomiya Band

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Various themes

Live performances by Space Kinds, 2014

First set | Second set


Unique Instruments and Mixes

Yamato theme

Ocarina performance by Syo Chihaya

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Yamato theme

Performed on traditional Japanese instruments by Taisho Koto

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Yamato theme

Baritone saxophone performance by Chikae Jyou

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Yamato theme

Performed on Tsugaru shamisen by Kevin Kmetz

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Yamato theme

Performed on bass wind instruments by Panda Wind Orchestra

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Yamato theme

4-piano arrangement by H.O philharmonic

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Comet Empire theme

Performed on pipe organ by Seiju Imamura

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Yamato theme

Tuba and piano performance by Ensemble Encourager

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Yamato theme

Animetal guitar cover by Yuta Mori

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Yamato theme

Speed metal drum performance by “Dainashi”

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From Yamato With Love

Ambient house mix by Archelon

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Love Supreme

Ambient house mix by Archelon

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New Cosmo Tiger theme

Acid house mix by Archelon

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Yamato theme

Completely rearranged by Rainbow Samurai

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Yamato theme

“Dubroid” DJ version by Yasutaka Kubozaki

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From Yamato With Love

Techno cover version by Rin-Yamato

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Yamato theme

Synth version played through a rocking playground battleship

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Star Blazers: the next generation

Because kids are our future.

Version 1 | Version 2 | Version 3 | Version 4

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