Characters from ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', including the original series (and sequels) and the 2010 live-action movie.

''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'' has its own [[Characters/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 Character page]]; please add any {{Canon Foreigner}}s or tropes only applying to ''2199'' there.



[[folder:Crew of the Yamato]]

!!Captain Juzo Okita (Captain Abraham Avatar)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/GoroNaya (original), Creator/TakayukiSugo (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Brian Mathis (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.
* BadassGrandpa
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: For Final Yamato]]
* TheCaptain
* CrazyAwesome: His reaction to getting jumped on by two thousand ships led by [[FourStarBadass 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...
* FatherToHisMen: Very well loved, and literally the father of Mamoru in MatsumotoLeiji's manga version.
* FatherNeptune: Likely the trendsetting character in Japanese media.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: From the radiation caused by Gamillian bombing.
* MyGreatestFailure: Having to watch as Mamoru Kodai (Susumu's older brother) sacrificed himself so Okita could retreat at the start of the series.

!!Susumu Kodai (Derek Wildstar)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KeiTomiyama (original), Creator/KoichiYamadera ([=PS2=] games and ''Yamato Rebirth''), Creator/DaisukeOno (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Chris Wehkamp (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 Izumo Plan, a top secret mission to escape Earth.)
* DeathByOriginStory: Actually his whole family, but Mamoru Kodai in particular connects him directly with Okita.
* FriendlySniper: If the job of firing the WaveMotionGun doesn't qualify...
* HotBlooded: Not that it hinders his senses.
* NumberTwo: Usually gets promoted to "Acting Captain" to make decisions on Okita's behalf as the Captain's condition worsens through the series.
* TragicKeepsake: 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''), Creator/HoukoKuwashima (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Mallorie Rodak (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.
* [[BridgeBunnies Bridge Bunny]]: She is the officer with the task of the reading and interpretation of the radar's data.
* TheChick: Her role in the first series.
* HospitalHottie: In the original series she was initially Dr. Sado's nurse.
* LatexSpaceSuit: Her yellow jumpsuit. It is one of the earliest appearances in anime of this trope.
* MsFanservice: Yuki provides continuous {{Fanservice}} and is very fetching indeed in a yellow space suit that leaves so little to the imagination that it's hard to imagine it providing any protection against a stiff breeze, much less the vacuum of space.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Averted in the 2012 movie and ''2199''.
* {{Xenafication}}: Appears in the 2010 movie as the ''Black Tigers' [[AcePilot squad leader]].''
** Her whole character there is basically the reimagining of [[Series/BattleStarGalactica2003 Starbuck]].

!!Dr. Sakezo Sado (Dr. Sane)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IchiroNagai (original), Creator/ShigeruChiba (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kenny Green (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.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: UpToEleven in the 2010 movie.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: In the first Anime version he's technically a vet. Yes, one who looks after livestock.
* CaptainErsatz/CompositeCharacter: In a meta way: There is always a Sado Sakeza in Matsumoto's mangas, either a medicine professional or a teacher. He is partly based on Matsumoto himself.
* GenderFlip: Appears in the 2010 movie as a ChristmasCake HardDrinkingPartyGirl.
* {{Gonk}}: He's the token Anime/{{Leijiverse}} off-model character.

!!Daisuke Shima (Mark Venture)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Shusei Nakamura, Creator/IsaoSasaki (''Final Yamato''), Creator/HideyukiTanaka ([=PS2=] games), Creator/KenichiSuzumura (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RiccoFajardo (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.
* BashBrothers: with Kodai.
* BromanticFoil: To Kodai in most cases but [[{{DownplayedTrope}} downplayed]] in 2199.
* HopelessSuitor: A rather tragic example in Yamato II (or the Comet Empire arc in [=Star Blazers=]): [[spoiler: he falls in love with the Princess of Telezart, Trelaina, but she seemingly sacrifices herself to save the Yamato's crew from the Zordar in the second series' GrandFinale. The only grace he gets is his unconscious state during her death.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Kodai's red in the original. In 2199, however, Shima actually becomes the red oni as Kodai's character matures.
* TheLancer: In charge of moving the ship around so that Kodai can make it shoot.

!!Shiro Sanada (Stephen Sandor)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakeshiAono (original), Creator/HochuOtsuka (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Phil Parsons (2199)
-->'''Voiced in ''Star Blazers'' by:''' Rene Auberjonois (Season 3)
-->'''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.
* [[spoiler:ArtificialLimbs]]
** Not in the 2199 version. Well, at least not yet.
* BigBrotherMentor
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DiedStandingUp: Only in the 2010 movie]].
* {{Expy}} of [[{{Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries}} Mr. Spock]] and here's why:
** TheSmartGuy
** NumberTwo: He gets to be a ''Yamato'''s XO in ''2199''
* {{Flanderization}}: Completely averted with respect to Sanada's [[spoiler:artificial limbs]]. It comes up in one episode and is never referred to again. Also (particularly in the original), although Sanada is highly intelligent and a brilliant inventor, he is not depicted as a GadgeteerGenius. A large number of his ideas are actually clever uses of existing technology or based on salvaged Iscandarian, Gamilas or Comet Empire technology. He also leaves anything relating to the biological sciences to Dr. Sado.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: A rare example of one who is more into the sciences than liberal arts and humanities.

!!Analyzer UO-9 (IQ-9)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenichiOgata (original), [[Creator/YuichiNagashima Cho]] (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/SonnyStrait (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."
* AdaptationalBadass: Analyzer loses the sex drive and becomes a HumongousMecha in the 2010 movie. Though he's been shown to be a PintsizedPowerhouse 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 BigCreepyCrawlies infesting the planet.
* LovableSexManiac: In the original series, has a perverse sense of humor and the hots for Yuki/Nova.
* RobotBuddy: Particularly in the 2010 movie where he's retconned to Kodai's personal "[[ComicBook/NewGods Mother Box]]".
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: 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.
* YouShallNotPass: Done by him during the Battle of Iscandar on the 2010 movie.

!!Mamoru Kodai (Alex Wildstar)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Taichiro Hirokawa (original), Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Zach Bolton (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.
* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter: Has a daughter, Sasha Kodai with Starsha. She later also serves on the Yamato]].
* [[spoiler:IChooseToStay: Throws away his only chance to go home to stay with Starsha in the end.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Not.]]
** [[spoiler:Played straight in ''2199'': while he did end up on Iscandar after the Battle of Pluto, he did not live long enough to see the Yamato make it there.]]
* YouShallNotPass: In the ''Star Blazers'' and ''2199'' versions, while in the original version he simply wants DeathBeforeDishonor.


!!'''Gamilas (Gamilon)'''


!!Leader Abelt Dessler (Desslok)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Masato Ibu (original), Creator/KoichiYamadera (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Chris Rager (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.
* Really700YearsOld: In ''2199'', the man himself looks about 32. Keep in mind he's been in control of the Gamilas Empire for 103 years.
* AffablyEvil: He has his moments where he seems to be just a charming, polite, and cultured character.
* AGlassOfChianti: Seen most of the time drinking a glass of space wine, even when in battle.
* Bling-Bling-BANG: His pistols are typically gold in color.
* CaptainErsatz: The prototype of most Anime alien leaders and enemy aces, Dessler is created form the images of Roman nobles. He's also modeled after [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]], especially in ''2199''.
* Chessmaster: Literally invoked in ''2199'', as he seems to enjoy playing chess with Starsha.
* CoolShip: Always manages to get one in all of his appearances, and all of them have a WaveMotionGun, just like the ''Yamato''.
* DueltotheDeath: Does it with Kodai and the ''Yamato'', twice over the original series. [[spoiler: It ends badly for him the first time when Sanada pulls a last second save by activating a secret weapon to reflect his WaveMotionGun, the second time, he most famously pulls a FaceHeelTurn and lets the crew go out of respect and even gives them a hint on how to beat the BiggerBad of the series.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation]]: [[spoiler:Unlike in the original series, Dessler is apparently killed off in ''2199''. Emphasis on ''apparently'', because a freeze-frame shot of his ship before it blows up might tell you an entirely different story...]]
* EmperorScientist: In the original series, he's smart enough to use Gamilas' own acid rain weather against the ship. Not to mention the energy-sapping space starflies/bacteria in season 2.
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: In ''2199'' his ship is sabotaged and blown up in a coup early on, we ''see'' him on board... And it's later revealed it was a BodyDouble, with Dessler having got wind of the coup and wishing to see who was behind it so he could ''crush'' the traitors.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Pulls this one off at the very end of the second series and becomes a valued ally of the Yamato's crew afterwards.]]
* MadeOfIron: In between the first season and the second one, he [[spoiler: survives in deep space, alone, WITHOUT A SPACE SUIT on until he gets rescued.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has a minor freakout when he realizes [[spoiler: he just shot one of his most loyal officers after she unintentionally omits her psychic abilitys on him upon seeing him alive, catching him off guard.]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Despite being surround by all a all female Honor Guard. Queen Starsha is the woman he shows any romantic affection for.
* TheDragon: To Zordar and the Comet Empire in series 2. He doesn't mind this for the most part and is primarily driven for revenge against the ''Yamato''.
* TheDreaded: Becomes one in the second season. His message congratulating the ''Yamato'' for annihilating the Comet Empire fleet detached with him caused the crew a massive OhCrap moment.
* TheRival: With Kodai. It's even the name of one of his [[ theme songs]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Slightly, in Season 3 of the original series. By that time, after liberating Planet Garumman from the Bolar Federation, he gets declared an Emperor and manages to control a sizeable chunk of territory in the galaxy.
* VillainousBreakdown: 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.
* WaveMotionGun: He has his own version, called the ''Dessler Cannon''. Surprisingly enough, it seems to be cursed to keep missing or not do its job for various reason until Season 3 of the original series.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The good and needs of his people are what he cares of the most (at least until his VillainousBreakdown). 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).
* WorthyOpponent: To Kodai and vice-versa. Best displayed in Series 2.

!!General Erwk Domel (Lysis)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Osamu Kobayashi (Season 1), Creator/AkioOhtsuka (2199)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JMichaelTatum (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.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]], hels known as a tactical genius and nicknamed "Wolf of the Galaxy".
* CrazyAwesome: Especially in the original series, where his reaction to the ''Yamato'' reaching his headquarter is to ''throw an artificial sun at them''.
* TheDragon to Dessler
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: 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 CurbStompBattle on the ''White Comet Empire''.
* FourStarBadass
* GeneralRipper: In the original series, as the stunt with the artificial sun would have destroyed his own headquarter even if the ''Yamato'' escaped (as it happened). Goer was quick to call him out for this, as Deslar did once warned-[[NiceJobFixingItVillain forcing him to try and put back the sun, slowing it enough the Earther ship managed to fire the Wave Motion Gun and pass through it while making it fall on the base anyway]].
* GracefulLoser: When he is bested by the ''Yamato'', he opens a communications channel with Captain Okita to congratulate him for his masterful command before attempting to [[TakingYouWithMe sink him with a final self-destruct attack]].
* HeroOfAnotherStory: 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.
* HotbloodedSideburns
* [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern Jaw Of EEEVIL]]: Only in the original.
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]]
** [[spoiler: SenselessSacrifice: 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.]]




!!Queen Starsha
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Michiko Hirai (Season 1), Miyuki Ueda (''New Voyage'' and ''Be Forever''), Creator/KikukoInoue (''2199'')
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MonicaRial (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.
* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter: Has a child named Sasha with Mamoru.]]
** [[spoiler: While Sasha doesn't appear in ''2199'', it's hinted that Starsha may be pregnant with her.]]
* [[spoiler:FlorenceNightingaleEffect: with Kodai Mamoru]]
* IdenticalStranger: resembling her own sister is reasonable, but Yuki? In the manga version of ''2199'', it is retconned that Yuki is cloned from her.
* [[spoiler: LastOfHerKind: 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.]]
** [[spoiler: Somewhat averted in ''2199'' since her sis Yurisha is alive as well.]]

!!Sasha (Astra)

* [[AlmostDeadGuy Almost Dead Girl]]: Strike the "almost", but the message pod itself survived just fine.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: She brings both Starsha's message and the plans for the Wave Motion Engine.
* StuffedInTheFridge: The sight motivates Kodai.


!!'''Comet Empire'''

[[folder:Comet Empire]]

!!Emperor Zowrdar (Prince Zordar)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Osamu Kobayashi

* BigBad

!!Lady Sabera (Princess Invidia)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoOhara (original), Kazue Komiya (''Arrivederci, Yamato''), Creator/YukoKaida (''2199: Ark of the Stars'' and ''2202'')
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Melanie [=McQueen=] (''Farewell Yamato'')
-->'''Voiced in ''Star Blazers'' by:''' Morgan Lofting
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Even more so in ''2199: Ark of the Stars'' and ''2202''.
* HotConsort: To Emperor Zordar.

!!Goenitz (Dire)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Ichiro Murakoshi, Creator/KazuyukiSogabe