Space Battleship Yamato, also known as Star Blazers in the English-speaking world, is a Japanese science fiction anime series created by Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Leiji Matsumoto. The series first aired in Japan in 1974 and gained popularity both domestically and internationally.
“We should never have fought them. We should have shown them we cared! Victory tastes like ashes!”Susumu Kodai
The story of Space Battleship Yamato is set in the year 2199, where Earth is under attack by an alien race known as the Gamilas. The Gamilas have unleashed planet-destroying bombs on Earth, rendering the planet uninhabitable. In a last-ditch effort to save humanity, the crew of the battleship Yamato sets out on a dangerous journey to retrieve a device that can remove the radiation from Earth’s surface and make the planet habitable again.
The series was notable for its use of realistic science fiction concepts, as well as its depiction of a multicultural and diverse cast of characters. It has inspired numerous sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations, including a live-action film adaptation released in 2010.