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Characters: Space Battleship Yamato
Characters from Space Battleship Yamato, including the original series (and sequels) and the 2010 live-action movie.

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has its own Character page; please add any Canon Foreigners or tropes only applying to 2199 there.

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    Crew of the Yamato 

Captain Juzo Okita (Captain Avatar)
Voiced in Japanese by: Goro Naya (original), Takayuki Sugo (2199)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Gordon Ramsey
Portrayed by: Tsutomu Yamazaki

Captain of Space Battleship Yamato. Admiral of the combined fleet of UN Space Command, native of Fukushima Prefecture.

An expert in astrophysics, his outward calm and composure conceals a tough and unyielding fighting spirit. Also has an abundant knowledge of space, combining the two faces of disciplined soldier and experienced scientist. For this reason, he always wished to visit space not as a military man but as a man of science.
  • Badass Grandpa
  • Back from the Dead: For Final Yamato
  • The Captain: Duh.
  • Crazy Awesome: His reaction to getting jumped on by two thousand ships led by Domel? Charge through the enemy fleet, ram Domel's flagship, shoot her at point blank to get her out of the way, and then continue on his course while the enemy ships are too shocked to try and stop him. The only reason it didn't work was that Domel had eight thousand other ships in reserve just in case this happened...
  • Father Neptune
  • Incurable Cough of Death
  • My Greatest Failure: Having to watch as Mamoru Kodai (Susumu's older brother) sacrificed himself so Okita could retreat at the start of the series.
  • The Obi-Wan

Susumu Kodai (Derek Wildstar)
Voiced in Japanese by: Kei Toriyama (original), Koichi Yamadera (PS2 games and Yamato Rebirth), Daisuke Ono (2199)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Kenneth Meseroll (Seasons 1 and 2), John Bellucci (Season 3)
Portrayed by: Takuya Kimura

Tactical Division Officer of Yamato. Leader of Tactical Group, Air Captain First Class. Born in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Was a third-class air captain assigned to the 7th strategic space group before boarding Yamato, but was advanced two classes and placed in command of the tactical division after his older brother Mamoru was killed in action. The main and secondary gun batteries, anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, fighter wing, and wave-motion gun are all under his command. Deck officers are also placed under the tactical division. Graduated as an official cadet from space soldier training academy and was selected as a primary member of the Yamato Plan. (The forerunner of this was the Yayoi Plan, a top secret mission to escape Earth.)
  • Dawson Casting: Takuya Kimura is old enough to have watched the original. Says it all, really.
    • On the other hand, Kodai is said to be 37 (Kimura's age at the time of filming) and a retired former soldier in the Live-Action Adaptation.
  • Death by Origin Story: actually his whole family, but Mamoru Kodai in particular connects him directly with Okita
  • Friendly Sniper: If the job of firing the Wave Motion Gun doesn't qualify...
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Number Two: Usually gets promoted to "Acting Captain" to make decisions on Okita's behalf as the Captain's condition worsens through the series.
  • Tragic Keepsake: In the 2012 reboot he finds Mamoru's gun in the hulk of Yukikaze on Enceladus.

Yuki Mori (Nova Forrester)
Voiced in Japanese by: Yoko Asagami, Noriko Yume (Yamato Rebirth), Houko Kuwashima (2199)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Amy Howard (Seasons 1 and 2), Corinne Orr (Season 3)
Portrayed by:

Ship Affairs Division Officer of Yamato.

Leader of ship affairs in charge of information, electronics, communications, coding, hull demagnetization. Air Captain First Class in charge of radar and radio communications on the first bridge. Was assigned to jurisdiction of the Far East 9th District Strategy Department before boarding Yamato. The planning division for the Yamato plan originated within 9th District Strategy Department.

Dr. Sakezo Sado (Dr. Sane)
Voiced in Japanese by: Ichirō Nagai (original), Shigeru Chiba (2199)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Frank Pita
Portrayed by: Reiko Takashima

Head of Yamato's medical division. Ship's doctor. He is a civilian, but treated as equivalent to Commander (or 2nd-grade Space Colonel). From Niigata Prefecture.

One of the few who can speak frankly to Captain Okita. Although he is a heavy drinker and is never parted from a bottle, his medical and technical knowledge are first-class.

Daisuke Shima (Mark Venture)
Voiced in Japanese by: Shusei Nakamura, Isao Sasaki (Final Yamato), Hideyuki Tanaka (PS2 games), Kenichi Suzumura (2199)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Tom Tweedy (Seasons 1 and 2), Peter Fernandez (Season 3)
Portrayed by: Naoto Ogata

Navigational Division Officer of Yamato. Chief Navigator in charge of navigation, signaling, watch, comprehensive route planning. Air captain first class, born in Okinawa Prefecture.

Was a third-class air captain in the 101st regular space division before boarding Yamato, received a two-class promotion to chief navigator when the previous candidate was killed in action in a battle against Gamilas.

Shiro Sanada (Stephen Sandor)
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (original), Hochu Otsuka (2199)
Portrayed by: Toshiro Yanagiba

Officer of Yamato's technology division. First mate and technical head. His rank is Lieutenant Commander. Born in Nagano Prefecture.

Oversees scientific analysis, information analysis, development, and engineering. Other than the technology leader, he also holds the post of first mate to Captain Okita. As a genius who graduated at the top of MIT, his thinking is very logical and his analytical skills are unrivaled at assessing a situation. He advanced to the National Space Defense Academy after graduating from MIT, volunteered for UN Space Command and was assigned to the 9th Strategic Division. He is at the center of the Yamato Plan.

Analyzer UO-9 (IQ-9)
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (original), Cho (2199)

Official name: R-9 Autonomous Type Shipborne Analysis Unit. An improvement over the conventional AU-08, boards Yamato as "crew in charge of analysis" to act as a subframe robot in support of the mainframe.

A quantum computer with autonomous thinking and behavior that allows him to act as a general-purpose class system node analysis terminal. Equipped with an AI system installed with BIOS judgement rather than a simulated personality. Hates to be referred to by number, refers to self as "Analyzer."
  • Adaptational Badass: Analyzer loses the sex drive and becomes a Humongous Mecha in the 2010 movie. Though he's been shown to be a Pintsized Powerhouse on occasion in the original anime.
    • This extends to 2199, where he is given a cargo-loader style exosuit, which becomes handy during the landing at Beemla when they had to fight off the feral Big Creepy-Crawlies infesting the planet.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: The original series only.
  • Robot Buddy: Particularly in the 2010 movie where he's retconned to Kodai's personal "Mother Box".
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: usually played for laughs due him asking Sado for how to become more human (once resulting in him going in mission DRUNK), but there's a very sad episode showing the contrast between his robotic body and his very human feelings for Yuki.
    • Also heavily discussed in episode 9 of the 2199 remake.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Done by him during the Battle of Iscandar on the 2010 movie.

Mamoru Kodai (Alex Wildstar)
Voiced by: Taichiro Hirokawa (original), Mitsuru Miyamoto (2199)
Portrayed by: Shinichi Tsutsumi

Captain of Space Destroyer Yukikaze. Rank: Space Lieutenant Commander, 3rd class. From Kanagawa Prefecture.

Officer in the UN Cosmo Navy. Susumu Kodai's older brother. When he graduated from the Space Soldier Academy, the war situation was worsening and talented people were being lost one after another. He was made the young captain of a destroyer. He lost his parents in a planet bomb attack, and his only remaining blood relative is his younger brother.

Gamilas (Gamilon)

    Gamillons 

Leader Albert Dessler (Desslok)
Voiced in Japanese by: Masato Ibu (Season 1), Koichi Yamadera (2199)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Eddie Allen (Seasons 1 and 2)

The Great Emperor of Planet Gamilas. He is the equivalent of 32 Earth years of age.

Leader of the Imperial Planet Gamilas' interstellar military nation, which expands his galactic territory. Although he is a young and arrogant dictator, he has awoken to the needs of his people. As head of state, he is the supreme commander of the Gamilas military and directs strategic operations at his whim, enjoying it as a game.
  • Affably Evil
  • The Dreaded: Becomes one in the second season. His message congratulating the Yamato for annihilating a small Comet Empire fleet caused the crew a massive Oh Crap moment.
  • Captain Ersatz: The prototype of most Anime alien leaders and enemy aces, Dessler is created form the images of Roman nobles. He's also modeled after Adolf Hitler, especially in 2199.
  • Death by Adaptation: Unlike in the original series, Dessler is apparently killed off in 2199.
  • Emperor Scientist
  • A Glass of Chianti
  • Villainous Breakdown: When the Yamato is led into a trap on Gamilas itself, only to escape again. He only spirals deeper and deeper into his megalomania from there.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The good and needs of his people are what he cares of the most (at least until his Villainous Breakdown). To this goal, he's willing to commit genocide on Earth.
    • In 2199 his goal is to establish eternal peace in the galaxy, and to reach this goal he conquered the two Magellanic Clouds and is expanding in the Milky Way (the current war in the Small Magellanic Cloud isn't part of this as Gamilas is the defending side).

General Erwk Domel (Lysis)
Voiced by: Osamu Kobayashi (Season 1), Akio Ohtsuka (2199)

Military defense commander of the Great Gamilas Empire, Small Magellanic Cloud. Rank is Lieutenant General. The equivalent of 38 Earth years of age.

A famous general of Gamilas admired by enemy and ally alike as "The Wolf of Space." He is dispatched from the Small Magellanic Cloud as a measure against the barbarians which repeatedly invade the imperial domain. While commanding the forces of the Small Magellanic Cloud, he takes up the defense of the front lines.

His 6th Space Armored Division is called the "Domel Army Corps," whose mobility gives them a striking power like a blast of wind. Their unity is said to be the best in all of Gamilas. Rather than striking directly at an enemy, they divide them and force a surrender, making full use of driving tactics.

Domel is adored by his subordinates and has a noble-minded personality. He holds ability in high regard and does not discriminate against those he conquers. He has the chivalrous soul of a knight and honors an opponent who does their best. Domel's main duty is that of a military officer, and though he keeps his distance from politics, he is a close associate of Dessler and enjoys national popularity. There are also many who do not admire him.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Rommel, hels known as a tactical genius and nicknamed "Wolf of the Galaxy".
  • Crazy Awesome: Especially in the original series, where his reaction to the Yamato reaching his headquarter is to throw an artificial sun at them.
  • The Dragon to Dessler
  • Establishing Character Moment: In 2199 the first thing we see of him (after hearing him being mentioned as a great general by some of his former subordinates) is his fleet inflicting a Curb-Stomp Battle on the White Comet Empire.
  • Four-Star Badass
  • Hero of Another Story: a curious villain example. When he first appears, he just returned from the front against another unidentified enemy (revealed to be the Comet empire in 2199), and apparently defeated it so completely he's being hailed as an hero by the Gamilas people and Deslar himself. From the Gamilas point of view, HE is the hero.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns
  • Lantern Jaw Of EEEVIL: Only in the original.
  • Taking You with Me
    • Senseless Sacrifice: He tries it to give a sense to the sacrifice of his men, died in the attempt to destroy the Yamato... But the Yamato survives again.

Iskandar

Queen Starsha
Voiced in Japanese by: Michiko Hirai (Season 1), Miyuki Ueda (New Voyage and Be Forever), Kikuko Inoue (2199)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Lydia Leeds

Queen of Planet Iscandar. Holds out a helping hand to Earth, which has been driven to the verge of extinction by Gamilas. Entrusted her younger sister Ulyssia with a message to deliver to Earth one year ago; the plan for the Wave-Motion Engine. Her sister Sasha delivered the next message.
  • Babies Ever After: Has a child named Sasha with Mamoru.
    • While Sasha doesn't appear in 2199, it's hinted that Starsha may be pregnant with her.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: with Kodai Mamoru
  • Identical Stranger: resembling her own sister is reasonable, but Yuki?
  • Last of Her Kind: Almost all of her planet's population was killed by a plague. Then her sister is shot down trying to get a message to Earth.
    • Somewhat averted in 2199 since her sis Yurisha is alive as well.

Sasha (Astra)

Comet Empire

Emperor Zowrdar (Prince Zordar)
Voiced by: Osamu Kobayashi

Lady Sabera (Princess Invidia)
Voiced in Japanese by: Noriko Ohara (original), Kazue Komiya (Arrivederci, Yamato)
Voiced in English by: Melanie McQueen (Farewell Yamato)
Voiced in Star Blazers by: Morgan Lofting

Goenitz (Dire)
Voiced in Japanese by: Ichiro Murakoshi, Kazuyuki Sogabe
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