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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 (Japanese), Mikaela Krantz (English)

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.

  • Everyone Has Standards: Defies Ito during the mutiny when he threatens to shoot a non-collaborating Shima.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By Episode 21, she became more committed to Yamato's goal after being pardoned by Captain Okita.
  • Heel Realization: Spending her time in the brig made her regret her participation in the mutiny. Eventually leading to her Heel–Face Turn.
  • 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.
  • The Lost Lenore: It's implied that she never really got over Mamoru. She takes his death especially hard.
  • Meganekko: The most visible female example among the cast.
  • The Mole: A major supporter of the Izumo Plan.
  • Put on a Bus: In 2202, she does not rejoin the Yamato crew after a terrorist attack on her lab leaves her hospitalized.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Happens several times in the early episodes as a foreshadowing element.
  • 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.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her role in Izumo Plan was based on her assumption that Yamato won't make it to Iscandar and back with locating a colonizable planet being the best option.

Akira "Rei" Yamamoto (Jefferson Davis Hardynote )
Voiced in 2199 by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

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.

  • Ace Pilot: Best pilot on the Yamato by a long shot. By 2202 she's become the leader of her own squad.
  • Action Girl: Trained in hand-to-hand, and a proficient fighter pilot on top of that? Yep.
  • Ahoge: Has a large one, but doesn't display the character traits normally associated with it.
  • Alternate Character Reading: Kodai initially mistakes her name for "Rei", another reading for her given name's kanji.
  • Ascended Extra: Sort of. The original Akira didn't become prominent until the second season, while this series expands on her character right off the bat.
  • Gender Flip: Counterpart to a male Black Tiger pilot (most famous for Going Out With A Smile in the Comet Empire storyline).
  • Graceful Loser: While she's visibly upset by Kodai and Yuki's growing attraction throughout the show, she eventually accepts it and even happily greets them after Yuki comes back from the dead.
  • Hopeless Suitor: for Kodai's affections.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: In-universe — Kodai's visibly surprised when he hears Akira's first name, since he assumed (understandably) that the kanji was pronounced "Rei". Akira swiftly explains the situation.
  • Odd Friendship: With Melda. The irony is not lost on Akira.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her initial hairstyle before her Important Haircut. In 2202 she adopts a style that once again has these.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: not quite (she's not emptionless - quite the opposite in fact - but she has red eyes, white hair in the same hairstyle, and the same name as the original.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Her personal vendetta against the Gamillons can get irrational at times.
  • The Rival: She's this to Melda, the female Ace Pilot to Gamila and her alien counterpart.
  • Spock Speak: She speaks in a rather subdued monotone during much of her earlier appearances before joining the fighter squadron and getting to know Kodai
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Although Kato doesn't mind her being on the Yamato, he actively objects to her desire to be part of the fighter wing instead of Accounting.
    • It had little to do with her being female though, and much more to do with the fact that she's the sister of a close squad-mate who lost his life.

Makoto Harada
Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)

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: Has the largest among the Yamato's female crew.
  • 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.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: 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.
  • Happily Married: She was married to Kato with a child by 2202.
  • Hospital Hottie: 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 and generous breasts.
  • 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.
  • Put on a Bus: In 2202 she does not rejoin the Yamato crew, instead staying behind to take her of her sick child.

Yuria Misaki
Voiced by: Aya Uchida (Japanese), Sarah Wiedenheft (English)

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 Yurisha'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 Yurisha'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 Yurisha'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 Yurisha.
  • I See Dead People: Not that it bothers her much.
  • Tsundere: Acts this way towards Hoshina, rebutting his pursuit of her affections with an irritated demeanor. Later, her shock from seeing him wounded by Gamillas soldiers prompts her to confess her feelings for him in episode 20.

Hiroki Shinohara
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)
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.

  • Ace Pilot: Is the probably the second-best fighter pilot among Kato's subordinates, barring Akira.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loud, flamboyant, yet has the aptitude to back it up when it counts? Yep.
  • Number Two: To Kato this time around.
  • Ship Tease: With Akira.

Shinya Itou
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese), Justin Cook (English)

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: Used to underscore how much of an ass he is.
  • 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.
  • Redemption Equals Death: His fantastic racism mellowed out somewhat when a dying Gamillan soldier shot him while he was freeing Yurisha. His last to Yurisha—still assuming her as Yuki—wishes was to make sure that Yamato came back to Earth with Cosmic Reverser.
  • Smug Snake: Is he ever.

Toru Hoshina
Voiced by: Motoki Takagi (Japanese), Justin Briner (English)

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 (2199), Kenjiro Tsuda (2202) (Japanese), Bryan Massey (English)

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.

  • Grease Monkey: If there's physical work to be done, you could count on Enomoto to be there doing the grunt work.
  • The Mentor: To Kodai and Shima, prior to their posting on the Yamato.
  • Secret Keeper: Justified Trope, he—along with Admiral Okita (who was the Admiral of the first contact fleet before his command was overridden due to his objection against Serizawa's order to attack on sight—was given a gag order on the origin of the Hopeless War with Gamillas Empire due to being a sole survivor of Murasame's destruction after being ordered to open fire on their fleet.
  • Sole Survivor: He was the sole surviving crew of Murasame, a warship commanded by Daisuke's father, which all of the crews were lost after they were ordered to open fire under the direct order of Serizawa. Due to him being an eyewitness to the entire event, along with Admiral Okita who got his command stripped during that event due to objections, he was given a gag order.

Kiyoshi Toyama
Voiced by: Koji Yusa (Japanese), Matt Thurston (English)

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 (Japanese), John Wesley Go (English)

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.

  • Grease Monkey: See Enomoto's entry.
  • Killed Off for Real: Like Toyama, Iwata gets killed in the penultimate episode during Dessler's raid on the Yamato.
  • Megane: One of several among the male crew.
  • Servile Snarker: Never lets the opportunity to complain about the amount of maintenance work he has to pull.
  • Those Two Guys: Always seen around Enomoto.

Miki Saijo
Voiced by: Satomi Moriya (Japanese), Dani Chambers (English)

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.

Mikage Kiryu
Voiced by: Eriko Nakamura (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)

Technical division. Her rank is warrant officer. From Niigata. 18 years old. A young linguistics expert. Other than her mania for antique marine vessels, she is attracted to Norse mythology and the paintings of Henri Rousseau. Her father was a member of the space cavalry and her mother became a cultural anthropologist a young age, her field work taking her all over the world.

  • Ascended Extra: Her most notable canon appearances before the Ark of the Stars movie are in episodes 20note , 22note , and 24note .
  • Crash-Into Hello: Her first encounter with Sawamura was this.
  • Cunning Linguist: Is shown working on a translation program that would help Terrans, Gamilons, and Jirellians to communicate. In fact she's so fluent in the latter, despite it being a nearly-extinct language, that she can understand it by ear, and read its rune-like alphabet via touch.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Barring her skin color, she's apparently a dead ringer for Berger's long-dead fiance Melia.
  • Ship Tease: With Sawamura.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Could be considered this for first-time viewers of the Ark of the Stars movie despite already having appeared in the TV series as mentioned in Ascended Extra above. Though in all fairness, scenes involving her presence in the TV series pass by quite quickly and she only becomes more noticeable to those who've already seen the movie and are bothering to rewatch the TV series.

Sho Sawamura
Voiced by: Yuuya Chikaki (Japanese), Austin Tindle (English)

Flight corps/pilot. From Ehime. His rank is Ensign, or 3rd-grade Space Lieutenant. The youngest member of the air corps along with Kobashi, who was killed in the Battle of the Rainbow Star Cluster. Bright and cheerful.

Yoshikazu Aihara
Voiced by: Masato Kokubun (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)

Operations section officer/communication chief. His rank is Ensign, or 3rd-grade Space Lieutenant. From Iwate. 22 years old. In charge of communication control on Yamato.

  • Communications Officer: A rare male version of this trope in entire science fiction media.
  • Demoted to Extra: His major role in the original, where he attempted to maroon himself back to Earth after seeing his grandfather dying from injuries sustained from food riots on Earth along with its increasingly uninhabitable status, wasn't adapted with the subplot only mentioning his father's death at the end of the series.

Jun Ichikawa
Voiced by: Saki Fujita

Operation section officer/radio operator. Her rank is Specialist, 2nd class. From Hyogo. 20 years old. Acts as Aihara’s backup on the first bridge. Her freckles are characteristic of one with red hair, and she wears a looser ship’s uniform.

Hajime Saito
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English)

Member of the Space Cavalry Division, 7th Regiment. From Kagoshima Prefecture. 27 years old. His rank is Sergeant Major. A subordinate of Colonel Ichisa Kiryu, a courageous man rumored to be adept at hand-to-hand combat. A friend to Mikage Kiryu before enlisting, and acquainted with her family. He survived the annihilation of his garrison on the lunar surface, and when he returned to Earth he was assigned to the security forces in the Far East District underground city.

  • Tomato in the Mirror: Turns out to be a Gatlantean sleeper agent to his horror, and tries to take action to prevent himself from betraying the ship when he finds out.

     UN Officials 

Kotetsu Serizawa
Voiced by: Tessho Genda (Japanese), Doug Jackson (English)

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 Mc Coolname: 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 fated to fail, and is hinted having invented the Wave-Motion Gun.
  • Karma Houdini: Apparently gets away with everything he did.

Daigo Shima

Daisuke's father, who was killed during the first contact with Gamilas.
Voiced by: Katsuhisa Hōki (Japanese), Charles Campbell (English)

  • Family Man: He cares deeply for his family to the point that Daisuke still grief for him after his death.
  • Posthumous Character: He died in 2191, 8 years before the present time of first reboot series.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: His fate along with the bridge crews—save for Isami who was away to evacuate the crews—after the bridge was struck by Gamillas counterattack.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: He was one of the most decent men of the show, which he had shown optimism towards mutual coexistence between humans and aliens. He reluctantly open fired on the Gamillas fleet under Serizawa's order after Okita's command was overridden, which led to his tragic fate. His final wish before his death was for Daisuke to stay strong.


The Great Gamillas Empire


Herm Zoellik
Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (Japanese), Jim Johnson (English)

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.
  • Fantastic Racism: He makes no attempt to hide his contempt for anyone who does not share his cerulean complexion.
  • 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: In spades.
  • 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 (Japanese), Ben Bryant (English)

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.

  • Badass Moustache: The owner of an impressive one, at that. In a bit of a subversion however, Deitz is actually a moderate rather than a warmonger.
  • Captain Ersatz: of Carl Donitz.
  • La Résistance: Forced to become the figurehead of Anti-Dessler sentiments, after he is freed from prison.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's noticebly the most moderate of Dessler's subordinates. This remains unchanged even in the wake of the chaos surrounding the Yamato's arrival in the Gamilon's home system, where he allows the ship access to Iscandar as thanks.

Heydom Gimleh
Voiced by: Junpei Morita (Japanese), John Gremillion (English)

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
Voiced by: Masashi Hirose, Minoru Inaba (Super Robot Wars V) (Japanese), Barry Yandell (English)

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.

  • Ace Custom: All of his ships have a distinct camouflage.
  • Dirty Coward, and useless boob.
  • The Dragon: Was supposed to be this to Zoellik (and was described as one of his lackey). Then Zoellik revealed himself as a worse General Ripper than him and as The Starscream, and Goer shot him in the back for treason.
    • He later takes the role for Dessler, and surprisingly does a good job.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: There are things even he would never do, like forcing his ships in a situation where they'd risk shooting and ramming each other (and was appalled when Zoellik did it) or betraying Deslar. Being caught doing the latter in his presence is a good way to being interrupted during a speech by a gunshot In the Back.
  • Evil Is Petty: Truly.
  • Fantastic Racism: If you are not of blue skin, Goer ain't gonna like you.
  • General Ripper: His answer to have a ship between he and the Yamato not moving and telling him there's the daughter of the commander in chief on the Human ship is to destroy said ship, write her off as destroyed by the Yamato and then attack the Yamato too.
  • Killed Off for Real
    • Death Postponed by Adaptation: In the original series he dies at the Battle of the Rainbow Cluster, as he's on Domel's flagship command module when he launches his Suicide Attack on the Yamato. Here he doesn't take part to that battle, and is only killed in episode 25, when Wolf Frakken comes to arrest him and he resists.
  • Large Ham: Neck and neck with Zoellik for the largest ham in Garmillas's fleet.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He seems just an idiot and a glory hound. Then in episode 25 he gets the jump on the Yamato, and would have destroyed her then and there had it been his goal instead of sending her into Dessler's ambush, and not even getting counterambushed and killed by Wolf Frakken prevented him from completing his objective.
  • Only Sane Man: Carried from his characterization in the original series: be they Domel or Zoellik, he is quick to note when their plans are crazy or stupid. Where Domel gets a pass by bordering on Crazy Awesome (and here losing his General Ripper tracts), Zoellik does not.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite being a generally unlikable Jerkass brown-noser, his loyalty to Dessler is genuine.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: His last battle was one: his goal was to push the Yamato into Dessler's ambush, and he did it with time to spare on Wolf Frakken showing up and killing him.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Dessler. Basically his only redeeming quality.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Definitely has an inflated sense of self-worth, especially when you realize just how little he's actually accomplished in-series.

Melda Deitz
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English)

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: One of the best Gamilon fighters shown on-screen.
  • 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: Of course.
  • 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.

Fomto Berger
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), Philip Weber (English)

Garmillas Imperial Army officer. Former staff officer, 6th Armored Space Division. Equivalent of 27 Earth years old. His rank is Lieutenant Commander. He survived the Battle of the Rainbow Star Cluster with his carrier Lambea, refused a cease-fire order from his nation, and vowed revenge on Yamato. In his past, his former lover died before his eyes when he left for a new post.

  • Ascended Extra: One of the field officers that accompanied Domel, he gets a whole lot of focus in the Ark of the Stars movie, and his memories become the key to unlocking the mystery that the group is trapped in.
  • Death Seeker: He's tired of the constant war and death he's seen in his life, and has been waiting for a long time to be reunited with Melia.
  • Amicable Exes: Despite their relationship ending long ago, he still seems to get along fine with Neredia.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has a huge scar that runs from his left cheek to chin, which he got at the same time his fiancee died.

Neredia Rikke
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki

Garmillas Imperial Army officer. Captain of the Mirangal, commander in the Security Division, 8th Fleet. Equivalent of 28 Earth years old. Her rank is Colonel. She received exceptional promotion for a woman in recognition of her distinguished service in the “Battle of Chitabere.” She had a relationship with Berger at the time.

Melia Rikke
Voiced by: Eriko Nakamura

Sister of Neredia, former lover of Berger. After she enlisted in the army, her first assigned workplace was raided by Gatlantis, and she was swallowed in flames in front of Berger. Other than the color of her skin, she closely resembles Mikage Kiryu.

Krim Melhe
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana

A subordinate of Berger and a survivor of the Battle of the Rainbow Star Cluster. Equivalent of 23 Earth years old. His rank is Second Lieutenant. Participated in the second attack on Yamato with Berger as part of Lambea‘s Snuka corps. He has a nervous disposition.

  • Foil: For Sawamura. Both are young fighter pilots representing their sides, but while Sawamura is able to make light of their situation, Krim just starts losing patience and eventually snaps. He gets better by the end though.

Vance Baren
Voiced by: Shinya Fukumatsu

An old soldier of Garmillas, and a comrade of Haidern, who was killed in the Battle of the Rainbow Star Cluster. Equivalent of 64 Earth years old. His rank is captain. He is well aware of the past relationship between Berger and Neredia.

  • Old Soldier: He had served long enough to participate in Domel's previous campaigns despite being at least twice as old as him.


Miezela Celestella, Minister of Propaganda
Voiced by: Minori Chihara (Japanese), Jennifer Green (English)

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 propaganda. 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.

  • Big "NO!": When Dessler took off in his spacecraft without her.
  • Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Actually subject to Fantastic Racism for being light blue instead of blue, along with her kinds Psychic Powers.
  • Captain Ersatz/Composite Character: Based Dessler's ex-wife Mela from Leiji Matsumoto's "The Eternal Story of Jura", one of his subordinates from the manga of the original version and Goebbels.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Dessler abandoned her and tried to shoot her, which he almost succeeded.
    • He ends up shooting her by accident on board the Yamato when she surprised him by using her Psychic Powers.
  • Killed Off for Real: Accidentally shot by Dessler when he boards the Yamato in the penultimate episode.
  • Last of Their Kind/Sole Survivor: Of her home planet after Mirenel's consciousness is killed by the Yamato's activating warp engine. And then the Ark of the Stars movie reveals that this isn't quite the case...
  • Love Martyr: Will do everything and anything for Dessler, regardless of how he treats her.
  • Pointy Ears: Due to being a Jirellian.
  • Psychic Powers: Assumed, due to her being a Jirellian. Not really shown on-screen however.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Dessler.

Mirenel Linke
Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (Japanese), Lindsay Seidel (English)

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].

Lerelai Leru
Voiced by: Junko Iwao

A Jirellian shaman. The equivalent of 28 Earth years old. When her home planet Jirel was destroyed, she made a pilgrimage to Shambleau, an ancient Akerian ruin and a sacred place for Jirellians trying to avoid extinction. She leads the surviving pilgrims and has been adept at creating visions since she was young. They survive by sealing Shambleau in void space and cutting off all contact with others.


Vuelke Shulz
Voiced by: Yu Shimaka (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)
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).
  • Not So Different: Both Shulz and Okita have similarities in their situations except for former's failure that led to his demise. Both were dutiful admirals whose fleet were mangled by powerful forces (Gamilas fleet for Okita and Yamato for Shulz) with a trusted subordinate performing Heroic Sacrifice to save their superiors.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: As a soldier his goal is to force Earth into surrender (and demands them so when engaging Okita's fleet in the first episode), and is starting to believe that Humans Are Crazy because for their refusal. The only reason he even counts as a villain is that his means to force Earth's surrender is asteroid bombing...
  • 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.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: He and his daughter are pretty close, but his recent deployment in faraway galaxy meant that he found it difficult to come home. His Dying Moment of Awesome answered the trope's question with "never".


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 (Japanese), Alison Viktorin (English)
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.

  • Daddy's Girl: Definitely loves her dad.
  • Morality Chain: For Shulz and possibly for Celestela.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The only youngster prominently shown on the Gamilon side.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: A tragic example as her father, Shulz, was deployed in faraway Earth's solar system before he was killed-in-action in Episode 8 while chasing Yamato.




Yurisha Iscandar
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Mallorie Rodak (English)

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: There's something off at times with Yurisha, which is more apparent when she's conscious again and interacting with the rest of Yamato's crew.
  • 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 Star Blazers 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.
  • 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, including the writers for the Star Blazers 2199 subbed release, suggest spelling her name "Ulyssia", because of the similarity to the Japanese pronunciation of "Ulysses". However, the official website settled on a third romanization of her name: Eureshya.
  • Spaceship Girl: Lives in the navigation computer of Yamato for a while, as Sasha did in Rebirth.


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