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Characters: Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Characters from Space Battleship Yamato 2199. See also the Characters page for Space Battleship Yamatonote : for characters appearing in other continuities. Due to the nature of the remake, all of the characters on this page are Canon Foreigners by default, or are so far removed from their original iterations that they might as well be canon foreigners.

The translated default character profiles (without the spoilers added) are care of Tim Eldred's Starblazer's site, which were translated in turn from the official website character page.

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     Crew of the Yamato 

Kaoru Niimi

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa

Science & Technology Officer, Intelligence Division. Originally from Kyoto. She's a talented woman in the technical division whom Sanada relies upon, and is one of his juniors from back in the academy. Specialties include enemy tactical and data analysis. She also has a doctorate in psychology and acts as the ship's counselor.

She and Mamoru Kodai were in a relationship, but broke up before the Battle of Pluto.

She is one of Serizawa's plants in the ship's crew, and a proponent of the scrapped Izumo Plan. She goes along with the mutiny later on, even going so far as to try to seduce Shima, but when she learns of the extreme measures that Ito plans to implement, relents at the last moment.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Defies Ito during the mutiny when he threatens to shoot a non-collaborating Shima.
  • Hot Scientist: The Science & Technology officer (Intelligence Division) of the Yamato. Tag-teams with Sanada for Technobabble and exposition. Indeed, she tries to use that womanly charm to get Shima to side with the mutineers, but that didn't quite work out as planned.
  • Meganekko
  • The Mole: A major supporter of the Izumo Plan.
  • Sempai Kouhai: She's Sanada's junior from the Academy, and still treats Sanada with more than a little respect, despite his current position as ship XO.

Akira "Rei" Yamamoto (Jefferson Davis Hardynote )

Voiced in 2199 by: Rie Tanaka

Ensign in the Yamato's accounting division (Purser). Rank: second lieutenant. Originally from Arcadia City on Mars. She wants to join the Yamato's fighter wing, but was initially assigned to the accounting division. She eventually does get reassigned to the fighter wing, and becomes one of the pilots of the two Cosmo Falcon fighters on the ship.

As with many of the crew, her reason to want to be a fighter pilot is a personal one: her older brother, a recon plane pilot, was one of those killed when the Gamilons attacked their home colony on Mars. This has given her an almost irrational need to make sure the aliens pay for what they had done.

Makoto Harada

Voiced by: Rina Sato

Field medic (civilian) assigned to Yamato's medical division. Originally from Akita Prefecture. She worked with Dr. Sado in the central hospital. Does her job briskly. Occasionally assigned as a medic for rescue missions. Has a bright and cheerful personality, but rumor has it that she's much more sensitive to others' feelings than most.
  • Ahoge
  • Ascended Extra: A genderflipped composite of a male nurse that assisted Dr. Sado in episodes 12 and 19 of the original series. The other one is also genderflipped but still is an extra.
  • Dojikko: For a licensed nurse, Makoto is sure clumsy at times. Which makes one worried whenever a major operation has to be done...
    • She even aims the stock of a submachinegun at two mutinied soldiers when guarding them.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Fills in Yuki's role as Dr. Sado's nurse.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Went to the trouble of bringing a Meido outfit; also has a Latex Spacesuit with a miniskirt.
  • Odd Friendship: Becomes close with Kato, after both of them accidentally cosplay during the Yamato's farewell party before it leaves the Solar System. They get married at the end of the series, and she's already pregnant with his child.

Yuria Misaki

Voiced by: Aya Uchida

Assistant Warrant Officer. Cadet, Operations Division. Originally from Yamaguchi prefecture. She serves as essential personnel for Yuki on the ship's third watch. Has an ability to see the invisible and sense the supernatural, but isn't that concerned about it.

Whenever she isn't on duty at the main bridge's radar station, she hosts Radio Yamato, the ship's own radio station, playing contemporary and classic songs by request.

Her sensitivity to spirits makes her the ideal medium for Ulyssia's consciousness to hitchhike on. Whenever Yurisha is in control, Yuria's hair, usually done up in twintails, is left down.
  • Ahoge: Obligatory.
  • Bridge Bunny: Serves as Yuki's understudy on the bridge during third watch.
  • Creepy Monotone: Yet another cue that Ulyssia's in control.
  • Genius Ditz: Capable of having rambling discourses over the mechanics of warp travel and the Wave Motion engine with Sanada, of all people, but only when Ulyssia's in control of course. Laughs like a little girl when the away party she's part of was chased by a gigantic monster mantid.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Whenever Yuria has them is a cue she's in control of her body. However, if the twintails aren't there, well...
  • Grand Theft Me: By Ulyssia.
  • I See Dead People: Not that it bothers her much.

Hiroki Shinohara

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa
Officer in Yamato's tactical division, member of the flight group. Rank: Ensign (or Third-grade Space Lieutenant). A native of Tochigi Prefecture. He is Kato's right-hand man and second in command of the flight group. This long-haired guy is seen as frivolous based on his looks, words and deeds. But in truth, he is a reasonable young man.

He volunteers later on for a near-suicidal flight through the Beemla gate while on a captured Gamilas fighter, in order to scout what lies on the other side. What he finds is a massive 10,000-ship armada waiting (due to a fleet review called by Zoelick at Balun). He manages to escape back to Yamato and report his findings, but was hurt in the process.

Shinya Itou

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki

Officer and head of Yamato's security division (Master-at-arms). His rank is Lieutenant Junior Grade (or Second-grade Space Lieutenant). Native of Shiga Prefecture. Came from the Information Bureau, manages Yamato's internal security and police affairs. Always smiles politely when dealing with others, but has a condescending atmosphere.

Ito is another of Serizawa's plants in the ship's crew, and his trump card to make sure that the Izumo Plan is successful. Late in the series he engineers a hostile takeover of the ships, but his proposed extreme methods, up to and including outright murdering many of those who would go against the mutiny, indirectly scuttles this attempt.
  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Fantastic Racism: Ito is a blatant xenophobe, and spent a good bit of his time in the brig ranting that aliens (in this case Yurisha) couldn't be trusted.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: Seriously, Yurisha could have forewarned them that Iskandar was Gamilas' twin planet...
  • Killed Off for Real: But not before saving Yurisha. He admits to her that, maybe some aliens aren't as bad as he thought, and asks her to help get Yamato to Iscandar before he dies.
  • The Mole: For Serizawa and the Izumo Plan.
  • Smug Snake

Toru Hoshina

Voiced by: Motoki Takagi

Member of Yamato's security division. Rank: Warrant Officer. A Tokyo native. A member of the security division who puts all his trust in Ito. A handsome, sociable young man who always wears a smile.

While he seems to loyally go along with Ito's dubious plans, Toru's really one of Sanada's subordinates, placed in the security division to watch for possible infiltrators loyal to the Izumo Plan. When the mutiny finally does occur, Toru helps in taking back the ship from the mutineers.

Relatively young for a member of the crew, Toru seems to be quietly infatuated with Yuria, which is why he's one of those who was shocked to learn that Yurisha's been possessing Yuria's body for a while now.

Isami Enomoto

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

Boatswain's mate and senior petty officer. Rank: Space Master Chief Petty Officer. Originally from Aomori prefecture. A veteran NCO in charge of deck operations throughout the ship. Strict with a no-nonsense approach to making decisive, on the spot decisions. His honest personality inspires a fierce loyalty from his subordinates. Prior to his posting aboard Yamato, he was Kodai and Shima's practical skills instructor.

Kiyoshi Toyama

Voiced by: Koji Yusa

A member of Yamato's tactical division. Rank: Corporal. From Saitama Prefecture. Responsible for deck work and fightercraft operations. An easygoing personality, has a habit of ending sentences with a "na-" sound. [The equivalent of "eh?"] Often paired with Iwata.

Shinpei Iwata

Voiced by: Kouki Harasawa

A member of Yamato's tactical division. Rank: Space Sergeant 3rd Class. From Tokushima. Responsible for deck work and fightercraft operations. A subordinate of Enomoto who complains a lot but handles his work properly. Often paired with Toyama.

Miki Saijo

Voiced by: Satomi Moriya

CIC Officer in Yamato's CIC division. Rank: Space Sergeant, First Class. From Shimane Prefecture. Takes charge of the ship's sensors as a backup for Yuki Mori when she is absent. Works closely with Kitano.
  • Bridge Bunny: Is Yuki's stand-in for the third shift. If neither Yuki or Yuria is on duty, then you'll definitely see her on the Radar station's chair.

     UN Officials 

Kotetsu Serizawa

United Nations Space Corps and Far East District Director of military. Rank: Space General. From Ibaraki prefecture. The central figure of the Izumo Plan, forerunner of the Yamato Plan. A military bureaucrat who assists Todo on the military adminstration side. He has strong political ambitions, and is unhappy with the popularity and respect garnered by Okita after the second battle of Mars.

Despite the formal scuttling of the Izumo plan, Serizawa continues to support it in secret, to the point where he plants several supporters onboard the Yamato as its crew, all waiting for the right opportunity to take it over.
  • Awesome McCoolname: The Ko in Kotetsu means tiger and Tetsu means iron. Also Kotetsu is the homonym of a Japanese word for ironclads.
  • Colonel Kilgore: Orders Earth ships to fire on the Gamilan messengers first time Humans saw them.
  • Evil Genius: Hinted to be the one who converted the Wave Motion Engine into a cannon. Not even Dessler made it possible.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare/Ascended Extra: In a meta way: the original series had an unnamed officer with Serizawa's looks and position who was an Obstructive Bureaucrat and an ineffective enemy, but this one... Well, this one caused the Hopeless War against the Gamilans, nearly succeeded in repurposing the Yamato's mission in a colonization plan, and is hinted having invented the Wave Motion Gun.

The Great Gamillas Empire

     Gamillians 

Herm Zoellik

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto

Inspector General of the Great Gamilas Empire Central Command. The equivalent of 47 Earth years of age. General of the army, and second only to Dessler in his influence over the military administration. Descended from a noble family of pure lineage, an arrogant man who schemes to reestablish the old aristocracy.

He engineers an attempt on Dessler's life, after which he uses the emperor's "death" as a pretense to put the Gamilas fleet under his control. Needless to say this fails, when Dessler reveals himself to be very much alive. He meets his end via a shot to the back at the hands of Goer.
  • Expy: An ambitious, large, loud and boorish scion of the old aristocracy, who's at the same time both racist and classist, he's the one of "Fat Hermann" — Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goering, though unlike him Goering firmly remained a loyal Hitler's follower and favorite.
  • General Ripper: The one time he faces the Yamato he puts his ships into such position to shoot and ram each other. Even Goer, who had previously established himself as one, was appalled.
  • Killed Off for Real/Killed Mid-Sentence: And by Goer, of all people. Goer himself seems to be surprised that he was able to do it.
  • Large Ham: Colossal ham would be more like it - of course, one could expect nothing less from a villain voiced by Norio Wakamoto.
  • Smug Snake
  • The Starscream: Plots a takeover scheme starting with offing Dessler. Too bad Dessler is far too smart to fall for something like it.

Gul Deitz

Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori

Supreme commander of the Great Gamilas Empire Astro fleet. The equivalent of 55 Earth years of age. Came from a family of officers and bodyguards from generation to generation, an experienced Admiral who oversees all elements of the Gamilas space fleet except the orbital planetary defense fleet.

Late into the series he finds himself framed by Gimleh for secretly formenting dissent among the general staff. Melda frees him from his confinement, after which he finds himself forced by circumstance to form a resistance movement against the very government he had once served.

Heydom Gimleh

Voiced by: Junpei Morita

Leader of the Great Gamilas Empire Imperial guard. The equivalent of 39 Earth years of age. Top commander of the Imperial guard, the enforcement hand of the empire responsible for maintaining public order. Also leads the secret police, which thoroughly monitors rebel elements and ruthlessly cracks down on them. The guard has its own independent space fleet that watches for every opportunity to supplant the regular military.

Gamilon General Gremto Goer

A Major-General in the Milky Way Galaxy campaign for the Great Gamilas Empire.

He is the equivalent of 47 years old on Earth. He oversees the Gamilas Army’s operations toward the Milky Way, and does not accept failure from his subordinates. It is said that he is inept as a military officer.

Melda Deitz

Voiced by: Shizuka Ito

Woman pilot of the Great Gamilas Empire Milky Way area 707th military air wing. Her rank is second lieutenant. She is equivalent of 19 years of age on Earth. Her father is Admiral Gal Deitz, supreme commander of the imperial spacefleet. Born to a military man's proud family line, she values honor above all. As a pilot with the skill of an ace, she flies the red Tsvuelke, which is her cherished machine.

She brokers a ceasefire between the Yamato and her ship, which had been trapped in the galactic Sargasso. When her ship was ostensibly destroyed by Goer, she remains on the Yamato, until she is finally released.

When her father and many of his subordinates are imprisoned for assumed sedition, she joins with some of his subordinates to free him. After this, she stays on the Yamato as a liason, while her father leaves to liberate other prison planets.
  • Ace Pilot
  • Ace Custom: Her customized red-trimmed fighter of course.
  • Action Girl: More than capable of defending herself, as shown when Akira unceremoniously attacks her when the Yamato was stranded in the galactic sargasso.
  • Ascended Extra: A genderflipped version of the unnamed male Gamilon pilot captured during the original series.
  • Blue-Skinned Space Babe
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. Melda is calm and very reasonable, even when she was ostensibly held hostage.
  • The Rival: Akira has certainly pegged her as such. When she returns to be the liason to Yamato, it starts to overlap with Odd Friendship, to the extent of Les Yay.

     Jirel 

Miezellla Celestela, Minister of Propaganda

Voiced by: Minori Chihara

Propoganda minister for the Great Imperial Gamilas Empire. From the planet Jirel. She is an aide to Dessler who brings him military reports from all fronts while also serving as his minister of propoganda. She also manages Dessler's intelligence service.

A woman of strange beauty who acts as the President of the Information Ministry. An influential person in terms of domestic politics, responsible for the suppression of insurgents seized in cooperation with Gomura. She is respected and feared by high officials of the army who are afraid to be branded by her as traitors. She is infatuated with Dessler.

Mirenel Linke

Voiced by: Akemi Okamura

Gamilas Central Intelligence Special Officer. The equivalent of 18 Earth years of age. Rank: Lieutenant. Born on the Planet Jirel. An intelligence officer who works directly for Celestella, and a psychic. The two of them are also the last survivors of Jirel. By using the Akerius ruins hyperspace network at Balun base, she materializes her mind onboard Yamato, where she performs information gathering and sabotage [in Episode 14].

     Zaltians 

Vuelke Shulz

The commander of the Pluto advance base, ranked as Colonel in the Empire's space forces. He was the commander of a space brigade that consists mostly of second-class citizens, most of whom come from the planet Zalts, which had been conquered by Gamilas. Despite being from a conquered world, Shultz is loyal to Dessler's regime, though some of this is due in part to the fact that, by performing well, he and his men guarantee the possibility of a better life for their families.

As he was only able to start a family very late in his life, he dotes on his only daughter, Hilde.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: When the Yamato is breaking through the ambush planned by Dessler himself in episode 8, he replies by charging at her in the corona of a star, trying to destroy her either with gunfire, by ramming her or pushing her into a flare. And when the Yamato breaks through the flare with a shot of the wave motion gun and his ship is about to be hit, he calmly accepted the inevitable.
  • Pet the Dog: After his death, Dessler promotes him and his men two ranks (incidentally putting Shultz above his direct superior who had tried to blame him for the Yamato's survival) and give them not what they joined the fleet for, 1st-class citizenship for their families, but something better, honorary citizenship for their families (putting them above pureblooded Gamilans).
  • Punch Clock Villain
  • Took a Level in Badass: His counterpart in the original series was a joke, who was a threat to the Yamato only because he had a powerful prototype weapon to use. This one nearly killed the Yamato by improvising with a device made to deviate asteroids to bomb Earth, and later has the Dying Moment of Awesome detailed above.
  • Villainous Valor: See Dying Moment of Awesome.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Initially the Yamato crew had no problems dealing with the Gamilas, only on how to use the wave motion engine and gun. Then they move on his base, and his first attack almost cripples the Yamato without them having any idea on what hit them.

Nolan

A 2nd-class Gamilas citizen who joined a commando team to board the Yamato and capture Yurisha. Sings the Gamilas anthem before going to the battlefield.

Hilde Shulz

Voiced by: Ayano Miura
As a girl of Planet Zalts, she is regarded as a 2nd-class Gamilas citizen. She is the daughter of Pluto base commander Vuelke Shulz and is the equivalent of 13 years old on Earth. She loves her father and awaits his return with her mother Raiza in the Imperial capital Baleras. Since she is the daughter of an older man, her father Vuelke dotes on her. She has a cat-like pet from Zalts called a "Krall" which is her best friend.

She works as a maid for Celestela starting from Episode 21.

Iscandar

     Iscandarians 

Yurisha Iscandar

The youngest sister of Starsha and Sasha, she was sent ahead to Earth with the technological plans that would give Humanity the chance to fight back against the Gamilas Empire. Her wherabouts after providing these plans are unknown though, as she as of the start of the series has been missing for a year.

In truth, she's actually held in suspended animation inside the Navigation core of the Yamato, where her memories are being scanned for the path to Iscandar. This is because, due to a terror attack, she's been in a coma for at least a year. However, she hasn't been idle since then, as she can project her consciousness, appearing as the rumored "ghost" of the ship. When she finds out about Yuria's sensitivity to spirits, she proceeds to possess the girl, and uses her body to explore the ship. Whenever she is in control of Yuria's body, she takes off Yuria's trademarked hair ties.
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: Messes with Alter, bodyjacks Yuria and annihilates Mirenel. The most psychologically deadly person in the entire cast.
  • Body Surf
  • Character Tic: A good clue that it's Yurisha and not Yuki or Yuria, is that she likes to twirl hair hair around her index finger.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
  • Creepy Monotone: Not really creepy, but even when finally awake and walking around in the flesh, Yurisha speaks in a weird, almost dreamy tone of voice.
  • Mythology Gag: To Sasha in the semi-official webcomic Rebirth.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Enjoys being chased by Big Creepy-Crawlies, also hinted to be attracted to Dessler.
  • The Ghost: It's established that she brought the plans for the Wave Motion Engine to Earth a year before the series began, but she's not seen in the first few episodes. Her presence is first truly seen in Episode 14, and her body is seen in Episode 17. In Episode 20, she gets out of her sealed capsule and starts walking around.
  • Purple Eyes: Another thing to differentiate her from Yuki, who has brown eyes instead.
  • The Tease/Shipper on Deck: To Yuria and Hoshina and, later on, Kodai and Yuki.
    Yurisha (to Kodai): I love Yuki. Don't you love Yuki too?
  • Spell My Name with an S: Some translators suggest spelling her name "Ulyssia", because of the similarity to the Japanese pronunciation of "Ulysses".
  • Spaceship Girl: Lives in the navigation computer of Yamato for a while, as Sasha did in Rebirth.

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