The BEST Episodes of Star Blazers [Space Battleship Yamato] 2199

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: TV Tokyo

The year is 2199. The human race has been crushed in their war with the Gamilos, driven into underground cities by the invader's assault. Scientists estimate they have only a year left. The young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima receive a mysterious capsule from a ship that made an emergency landing on Mars and return with it to Earth. It contains humanity's last hope: the planet Iscandar on the other side of the Magellan Galaxy has the technology to defeat the Gamilos and restore the planet. The space battleship Yamato is entrusted with this task, but they have only one year before humanity ends.

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Over the Black Light

#1 - Over the Black Light

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 28, 2013

Using the newly reactivated warp gateway, fighter pilot Shinohara scouts the intended shortcut to the halfway point at planet Balun. Once there, however, he discovers a vast fleet of over 10,000 Gamilas ships. However, Okita declares that the Yamato must fight its way through the enemy's massive armada if they want to reach the Large Magellanic Cloud in time.

star 9.02
82 votes
Directors: 加戶譽夫
Writers: 武半慎吾
Under a Rainbow Sun

#2 - Under a Rainbow Sun

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 26, 2013

Domel's task force engages the Yamato in a nebula dubbed the Rainbow Star Cluster. During a fierce battle in which the Yamato is heavily damaged and its Wave Motion Gun disabled, it is infiltrated by Gamilas operatives tasked to kidnap Yurisha of Iscandar.

star 8.98
86 votes
Directors: 別所誠人
Writers: 森田繁
Farewell, Space Battleship Yamato

#3 - Farewell, Space Battleship Yamato

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 23, 2019

By Zordar’s will, the Ark of Destruction awakens, revealing its true form, dwarfing Earth. The crippled Yamato can no longer fight. As captain, Kodai issues the final command.

star 8.88
17 votes
The Planet That We Head For

#4 - The Planet That We Head For

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 26, 2013

Okita's condition takes a turn for the worse as the rest of the crew learn an unpleasant secret about their quest for Iscandar. Meanwhile, Dessler's grudge against the Yamato becomes more personal than ever, and he prepares to welcome the humans to the heart of Gamilas territory with a weapon of instant destruction.

star 8.85
82 votes
Directors: 江上潔
Writers: 大野木寬
Prison Planet 17

#5 - Prison Planet 17

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 26, 2013

Yuki is taken to a Gamilas prison colony called Leptopoda. The Yamato is not far behind, its crew unknowingly seeking to resupply and repair. During a recon mission, Kodai and several others are also taken prisoner just before an old acquaintance foments a riot.

star 8.70
80 votes
Directors: 中山勝一
Writers: 村井貞之
They're Coming!

#6 - They're Coming!

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 26, 2013

As the Yamato penetrates the Large Magellanic Cloud, Domel, his name now cleared, engages in a battle of wits with Okita as he prepares a special attack force to stop the Earth vessel once and for all.

star 8.68
84 votes
Directors: 羽原信義
Writers: 森田繁
Yamato, conquer the Comet Empire!

#7 - Yamato, conquer the Comet Empire!

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 16, 2019

The Yamato, with support from the Garmillas fleet, infiltrates the White Comet in a bloody bid to reach the inner sanctum of Zordar: his throne room.

star 8.67
18 votes
One Man's War

#8 - One Man's War

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 8, 2013

After being almost destroyed by Dessler's own Wave Motion Cannon, Okita orders the Yamato to launch an offensive at the Gamilas capital. However. Dessler escapes to his space fortress, the "Second Baleras" in a ship with Yuri on board. Dessler then drops a part of the fortress on the capital in an attempt to vanquish the Yamato while sacrificing his own people. While the rest of the crew engage it, Kodai departs to rescue Yuki by himself.

star 8.66
82 votes
Directors: 別所誠人
Writers: 森田繁
Yamato Cornered - Choice of the Demon Once More

#9 - Yamato Cornered - Choice of the Demon Once More

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 2, 2019

Zworder learns of the secret behind the Earth fleet that is defeating his own and moves to stop it. Yamato prepares to use a new weapon against the White Comet.

star 8.52
21 votes
Departure to the Unknown!

#10 - Departure to the Unknown!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2018

With unease, Kodai takes the position of acting captain of the Yamato and its crew as they prepare to launch the ship, thus rebelling against the Earth Federal Government.

star 8.52
25 votes
Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Hideki Oka, Takao Kato
Confrontation of Destiny!

#11 - Confrontation of Destiny!

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 2, 2019

With Ginga’s assistance, Yamato is rebuilt. But can Yamato survive when one of their own is a potential spy?

star 8.50
20 votes
The Forever War

#12 - The Forever War

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 22, 2013

Dessler, who is revealed to be still alive, ambushes the Yamato on its way back Earth and the time comes for their final showdown.

star 8.47
81 votes
Writers: 村井貞之
The Shocking White Comet Empire – The Yamato Rams Through!

#13 - The Shocking White Comet Empire – The Yamato Rams Through!

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 22, 2018

Zworder brings the force of the White Comet directly to Yamato. Just as Katsuragi is revealed as an infiltrator and attempts to make her escape, she discovers a disturbing secret about her true nature.

star 8.45
22 votes
Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Hideki Oka, Iwao Teraoka
Clash! Yamato vs. Andromeda

#14 - Clash! Yamato vs. Andromeda

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2018

The Yamato reaches the asteroid belt beyond Mars but must soon face a powerful deterrent to their rebellion in the form of the Andromeda, one of the newly launched flagships of the Earth Federation Fleet.

star 8.43
23 votes
Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Hideki Oka, Satomi Nakamura
Shock – Legacy of the Cosmo Reverse

#15 - Shock – Legacy of the Cosmo Reverse

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2018

While Kodai has difficulty coming to terms with the knowledge of what truly happened to Earth after the restoration and the possible meaning of the vision he received, Mori struggles with her own identity, her relationship and the fact that she wasn't called to the Yamato.

star 8.43
21 votes
Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Hideki Oka, Yūichi Nihei
Earth, Yamato is…

#16 - Earth, Yamato is…

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 30, 2019

It is the year 2203, six months later. Hero's Hill is now lined with additional monuments. The true trial is about to begin.

star 8.41
17 votes
Escape from the Nightmare!!

#17 - Escape from the Nightmare!!

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 23, 2019

A device that could stop the Gatlanteans, once and for all, is uncovered, and prompts a counterattack from Zordar along with the mobilization of Earth’s new AI-controlled fleet.

star 8.40
20 votes
Memories of the Blue Planet

#18 - Memories of the Blue Planet

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 29, 2013

The Yamato is on the last legs of their journey back Earth. However, Kodai has little to celebrate as Yuki did not survive from the wounds she suffered in the last battle. However, witnessing the suffering of his brother, Mamoru's spirit appears next to him to create a miracle.

star 8.39
79 votes
Directors: 榎本明廣
Writers: 出渕裕
Zurvival's Fierce Assault - Find Teresa

#19 - Zurvival's Fierce Assault - Find Teresa

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 5, 2019

Yamato works under fire to break up the rocky crust imprisoning the planet Terezart, while Cosmo Marines and fighter pilots fight against Gatlantis' massively armed ground forces. Kodai, Sanada, and Saito venture under the surface of Terezart to meet the goddess Teresa.

star 8.37
19 votes
Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Hideki Oka, Yūichi Nihei
Yamato's Successor, Your Name Is Galaxy

#20 - Yamato's Successor, Your Name Is Galaxy

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 9, 2019

With Yamato paralyzed by an act of sabotage, most of the crew evacuate as the ship plummets toward the White Comet, and comes to rest on a mysterious and deserted planet. Sanada and other officers are introduced to a new space battleship, and learn about Earth's increasingly drastic plans for victory. The Gatlantis share a cure for a tragic disease affecting Kato's son. Mori's memories return, but at a cost.

star 8.33
18 votes
Battle off the Shores of Saturn - Gathering of the Wave Motion Fleet!

#21 - Battle off the Shores of Saturn - Gathering of the Wave Motion Fleet!

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 26, 2019

Earth assembles its new fleet of warships to stop the Gatlantis invasion, and Yamato makes its way home to join the battle. Kato's desperation over his son's illness pushes him to consider an unthinkable offer.

star 8.28
18 votes
The Distant Promised Land

#22 - The Distant Promised Land

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 15, 2013

With Dessler gone and the Gamilas ceasing their hostilities, the Yamato at last reaches Iscandar. However. queen Starsha is in doubt about providing the assistance she promised upon seeing that the Earthlings used the technology that she entrusted to them as a weapon of mass destruction. After coming up with a decision, Starsha reveals to Kodai the ultimate fate of his brother as the crew of the Yamato prepares for the long journey back to Earth.

star 8.25
79 votes
Directors: 蛭川幸太郎
Writers: 大野木寬
Graveyard of the Universe

#23 - Graveyard of the Universe

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 22, 2012

The Yamato falls into a dimensional rift and finds itself unable to escape. A Gamilan ship that is also trapped there approaches the Yamato and both crews come to a temporary ceasefire while they work together to escape. After tthe Yamato escapes the dimensional rift, General Goer meets it with a Gamilan fleet. Instead of fighting the fleet, the Yamato runs away, and the dimensional rift temporarily widens, swallowing the fleet.

star 8.24
49 votes
Directors: 金子秀一
Writers: 大野木寬
The Terezart Landing Operation – Crush the Enemy Missile Fleet!

#24 - The Terezart Landing Operation – Crush the Enemy Missile Fleet!

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 29, 2018

The crew of Yamato plans and launches an assault on Gatlantis-occupied Terezart. At the head of the fleet defending the planet, a Gatlantean boy struggles to come of age.

star 8.24
21 votes
Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Hideki Oka, Tomoko Iwasaki
Battle to the Death – The 11th Planet Rescue Operation

#25 - Battle to the Death – The 11th Planet Rescue Operation

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2018

The Yamato comes across a survivor from a Gatlantis attack on the eleventh planet, and the crew decides to go off course from their journey to Telezart to rescue any survivors.

star 8.23
22 votes
Writers: Akihiro Enomoto, Harutoshi Fukui, Hideki Oka