Uchû senkan Yamato (1974–1975): Season 1, Episode 2 - Gouhou ippatsu!! Uchuu senkan Yamato shidou!! - full transcript

Episode 2

Fire the Signal Gun!!
Space Battleship Yamato Takes Off

( Air date: Oct 13, 1974 )

Saraba Chikyuu yo

Tabidatsu fune wa...

...uchuu senkan...


Space Battleship


Ucyuu no kanata Iscandar
he unmei seoi ima tobitatsu

Kanarazu koko he kaette kuru to

Te wo furu hito ni egao de kotae

Ginga wo hanare Iscandar
he harubaru nozomu

Uchuu senkan Yamato

In 2199, Earth was
reaching its final moments.

A mysterious space fleet...

...which began conquering known space,
had finally laid its evil hands on Earth.

Mankind built underground cities,
and resisted them desperately...

...but they slowly lost their
ability to fight back.

{IMAYA}And now Earth is falling
prey to the meteor bombs.

Suddenly, help was offered by Iscandar
to save mankind from the contamination.

However, Iscandar is 148,000 light
years outside the Galactic System.

They told us that we must come
to pick up the Cosmo Cleaner-D.

Is there a spaceship on Earth which can
withstand a journey of 148,000 light years ?

Yes, there's the Yamato.

But the Yamato has not been
awakened from its 260 year slumber.

And the radioactive poison
continues contaminating Earth.

Mankind will become
extinct in only one year.

Unable to contact New York.
Seems to be out of energy. {sounds familiar ^_^}

Paris is silent.

Kenya is
in a panic.

Moscow is saying goodbye.

Signals from Beijing and Rio de Janeiro have
weakened and we're unable to receive them.

The radioactive contamination of the
Kanto area has advanced by 0.5 km.

How is the progress
on the Yamato ?

It's behind by 3%,
but it's progressing.

Commander, I'll go.
I can't wait any longer.

Minor work can be
done on the voyage.

But Okita, your health isn't...

The journey of 148,000 light
years may take my life...

...but I believe the journey to
Iscandar is worth that risk.

I heard that your
scout plane crashed.

I'm glad you are safe. We can't
lose young men at a time like this.

No, you stupid pervert.

From Command HQ to cadets
Kodai Susumu and Shima Daisuke.

Proceed to the waiting
air-car immediately.

What's the matter ?

A direct call from Earth HQ.

Hey, there it is.

You can't come.
You're too big.

I don't take
up much space.

No, you've got nothing
to do with this.

You'll be punished for
ignoring your hospital work.

I can't show my
abilities in a hospital.

I don't care if you
get disassembled.


What is it ?

What, Doctor Sado ?


Did they call you, too ?


Doctor Sado, do you
know what's going on ?

I wouldn't know.

Where are we ?

It's a big
industrial complex.

Are we going
to work here ?

What's that ?

What is it ?
It's huge.

It looks like the
stern of a spaceship.

Kodai, Shima, Dr. Sado,
please take elevator No. 10.

It's tilted a little.

Yes, it's tilted indeed.

So you came.

Hey, could this be...

It's a spaceship bridge.

Kodai, Shima, welcome. The ship is
tilted to starboard, so be careful.


What are you ?

I'm their best friend.

I request permission
to be onboard this ship.


Thank you very much.

The reason for your special mission was
to prepare you for your posts on this ship.

You're under my command
as of now. Work hard.

But Captain, is
this ship complete ?

Unfortunately, the checkup on
the engine hasn't been finished.

Once it's done, we can
fly with the sub-engines.

The main engine is based on the blueprints in
the message capsule you brought from Mars.

So it's a completely different
engine from those on Earth.

It's called the Wave Motion engine, and
it's for the journey to planet Iscandar.

Wave Motion engine ?

Do you mean we can fight equally
against Gamilus spaceships ?

Probably so.

But Kodai, real combat is different
from training. Don't take it so lightly.

In addition, our mission has a greater
purpose above and beyond fighting Gamilus.


What's that ?

Emergency message from Earth HQ.

Many fighters are
approaching this ship.

A Gamilus spacecraft carrier
is in Earth orbit.

They're going
to attack this ship again.

It's directly above us,
launching fighters rapidly.

Bearing 202 to 304.

Captain, can't this
ship fight back yet ?

Wait until the time comes.

Energy charge to sub-engines is 99%.
Check the starter circuit.

The circuit is dead,
and the sub-engines won't start.

Without the sub-engines,
we're just a sitting duck.

At this rate, it's going to be turned
into scrap without doing anything.

Captain !

Don't panic !

Message from Gamilus Command
Center to the spacecraft carrier.

Don't just let the fighters attack,
descend and investigate.

Any hostiles
should be eliminated.

The circuit to the main
bridge screen is operational.

Alright. Switch on.

Gamilus spacecraft carrier has
left lunar orbit, and is descending.

Captain, at this rate, this
ship's going to be destroyed.

Can't we move yet ?

Final check for the sub-engines
is complete. Energy charge is 100%.

Circuit nominal.
Starter cylinder is ready.

All hands,
take your positions.

Activate the sub-engines in 5 seconds...

Prepare for gun
and torpedo attack !

Connect to main power !
Turn main energy on !

Correct inclination !

Raise the hull !

Raise the hull !

Sub-engines, all ahead flank !
Port full !

It's moving.

Kodai, lead the combat crews !

Shima, take the pilot's seat !

This ship only
has engineers !

Yes, sir !

Yes, sir !

Is that...?

Output 120%.
Connecting power.

Shock cannon
targeting board activated.

Synchronizer is ready.

Missile launchers are ready.

Only the Wave Motion gun on
the bow lacks sufficient power.

Target is the space carrier. Fire
the main guns in full automatic mode.

Distance 120,000. Angle 45 degrees.
Descent velocity 1000 km/sec.

Each gun is synched. Automatic bearing
from 9 o'clock to 9:05, 20:45 set.

Captain, you have control.

The third turret is slow by 0.2 sec. Get a grip.
Calm down, and do it just like in training.

Even if he says so, this is the first
time I've operated something like this.

All hands,
prepare for the shock.

Fire !

Gamilus Command Center.

The Earth base near Bogasaki was
not an ordinary underground city...

...but it was...it was a
battleship manufacturing dock.

Just destroy it.

My lord, unfortunately
it's too late.

This ship...
this ship is already...

We did it.

You did well.

Thank you.

Keep it up.

You too.

Kodai, Shima.


How is this Yamato ?

Space battleship Yamato.

Is this...
that rusted scrap metal...?

This is the Yamato we've been
waiting for for so long.

According to the advanced assault unit,
a large spaceship has appeared on Earth...

...and our mobile
unit was destroyed.

The wreck we've been investigating has
been resurrected as a large class spaceship.

The Earthlings call it
the space battleship Yamato.

Lord Desler

The Yamato, you said ?

Those Earthlings...

Gather the space fleet, and prepare
for the Yamato's resistance operation.

The tragedy of the Yamato started
when it was built as a battleship.

It's a tragedy of a ship
which was born to fight.

Father, I hear the
sound of an engine.

In 1945,
WWII was about to end.

It's the Yamato.

Yamato ?

Yes, look carefully.
That's the battleship Yamato.

It's the ship
of Japanese men.

Look carefully,
so that you don't forget.

In 1945...

...as the last fleet of the Japanese Navy,
the battleship Yamato left port...

...leading ten escorts to counterattack
a US fleet of more than 300 ships.

{MOHAYA}Without escort planes and loaded with
only enough fuel for a one way trip...

{MOHAYA}...it was on a
suicide mission.

{TOKI}At 7:04am, April 6th...

{SENKAN}...the battleship Yamato was
attacked by about 1000 planes...

{SENKAN}...launched from
US aircraft carriers.

We've detected
enemy aircraft.

Bearing right 30 degrees.
Distance 200. Altitude 6000.

All turrets,
target the airplanes.

The clouds are low.
Watch for any sudden attack.

All hands,
abandon ship.


I'll stay.

Then I'll stay, too.

You idiot. Young men
should dive and swim.

At 3 pm, the
world's largest ship...

...left a huge black smoke
cloud and sank...

...90 miles away, 260 degrees
southeast of Bougasaki of Kyushu.

It might be a sad fate of a
battleship, which was built in war.

The battleship Yamato was put to sleep
along with three thousand crewmen.

This space battleship Yamato
was not built to fight.

Originally, it was built to escape Earth
with selected men and animals...

...before we were annihilated
by the radioactive poison.

Kodai, Shima, you have trained for
a special mission to escape Earth.

The Yamato's
mission has changed...

...but you should be able to use the
skills you developed from your training.

I'm counting on you.

I know. I'll do it for the sake of
my brother who couldn't return.

Please watch me.

148,000 light years is an almost hopelessly long journey that mankind has never attempted.

However, if the Wave Motion engine works,
we should be able to make it.

No, I'll do it,
and I'll come home.

Space battleship Yamato...

...your journey of 148,000 light years,
carrying the fate of mankind, will soon begin.

But the radioactive contamination
continues to progress daily.

There are 364 days till
the extinction of the mankind.

Go, Yamato, carrying the
fate of mankind on your back.

364 days left

Okita Juzo:
Kodai Susumu:
Shima Daisuke:
Sado Sakezo:
Lord Desler:

Naya Goro
Tomiyama Kei
Makamura Hideo
Ichiro Nagai
Masayuki Ibu

Anoko ga futteita makka na scarf

Mori Yuki:

Hirai Michiko
Asagami Yoko
Ogata Kenichi
Kimura Akira

Originally, Oct. 13, 1974 was scheduled for the last game of Nagashima (Giants star baseball player) in Kourakuen stadium, but due to rain, Yamato ep. 2 was aired, and his final game was put off till the 14th.

Dareno tame da to omotte iruka

The staff was concerned about the accusation from the right wing extremists about war idealization.

They realized that the imperial navy march was used in Yamato's sortie scene, so they replaced the music and made another print by noon and delivered it to Ohsaka Yomiuri TV by the Shinkansen train the day of the show.

Dare no tame demo ii ja nai ka

Minna sono ki de ireba ii

In the ending credits, Yoko Asagami's name was misspelled as Asashimo.



Todd Perkins

Tabidattsu otoko no mune ni wa

Todd Perkins

Song Translations


Roman no kakera ga hoshii no sa


Central Anime(Kansas)
Version 1.0

La la la...

La la la...

La la la, makka na scarf