Uchû senkan Yamato (1974–1975): Season 1, Episode 4 - Kyoui no sekai!! Hikari o tobikoeta Yamato - full transcript

Episode 4

Astonishing World!!
The Yamato Exceeds the Speed of Light!!

( Air date: Oct 27, 1974 )

Farewell, Earth.{Saraba chikyuu yo}

A ship is taking off...{Tabidatsu fune wa}

...it's the space battleship...

...Yamato.{Uchuu senkan yamato}

Space Battleship


It's set for Iscandar,
carrying the fate of mankind.{Ucyuu no kanata Isckandar he unmei seoi ima tobitatsu}

We'll return for sure.{Kanarazu koko he kaette kuru to}

Smile at all the people waving their hands.{te wo furu hito ni egao de kotae}

Leaving the Galactic System
on a long voyage to Iscandar.{Ginga wo hanare Iscandar he harubaru nozomu}

Space battleship Yamato!{Ucyuu senkan yamato}

In October 2199...

...Earth's underground cities were being
contaminated by Gamilus' meteor bombs.

Mankind will be extinct
in approximately one year.

The space battleship Yamato
just took off to head for Iscandar...

...which is 148,000 light years
away in the large Magellanic Cloud.

Will they be able to bring back the radioactive
contamination purifier in one year ?

Planet Gamilus

Vice President Hisu

My Lord, what do we
do about the Yamato ?

Lord Desler

Ignore it.

But they say a cornered
mouse will attack a cat.

Mouse, huh...?

Let our frontline base on
Pluto handle this mouse.

Leaving Earth's gravity.

Alright. Shift to
secondary space cruise.

Aye, sir.

Earth is getting smaller.

It's so painful to look at.

It looks even worse
than I expected.

Can we really save Earth ?

Of course, we have to.

Did you forget the cries of
the people watching the parade ?

Everyone, we don't
have time for grief.

We have so many
tasks to complete.

Main staff, come to the
central planning room.

We'll prepare for a super speed
test of the Wave Motion engine.

Super speed test ?

It's about warp, Shima.

Warp ?

The success of our journey depends on the
super speed test of the Wave Motion engine.

{NIJUU}Even the speed of light isn't sufficient to
travel 296,000 light years in just one year.

{SONO}Warp cruise will
shorten the travel time.

{SORE}It's up to the Wave Motion engine, whether
it can generate enough power or not.

Now, I'll explain warp.

Warp is a method to travel
faster than the speed of light.

{KORE}Please take a look at this.

{EINSTEIN}This is a model of the
closed cosmology from Einstein.

{KONO}This dot shows the
current location of the Yamato.

{WARP}A warp is to jump
the time continuum.

{TATOEBA}For example, assume
that time is a wave...

{CHOTEN}...if we can jump from one apex to another,
we don't have to waste time in this valley.

{TADA}However, real
warp isn't easy.

{GENZAI}The dot shows
our current position.

{KONO}The lines show the time
continuum of our destination.

{KUUKAN}There's a slight gap due
to a dimensional distortion.

{WARP}In order to successfully warp,
the gap has to be zero.

{TSUMARI}In other words, we have to warp
when those two dots match.

{MOSHI}If we miss the timing, we'll be trapped
between the third and fourth dimensions...

{YAMATO}...and not only the Yamato, but
the entire universe might explode.

Shima, your responsibility as
chief navigator is very high.

Yes, sir.

Ms. Mori, another condition
of warp is the location...

...which must be unaffected by
the gravity of other planets.

Find a location
without any obstacles.

Aye, sir.

Alright. As soon as the test site
is found, we'll conduct the test.

Pluto Frontline Base

The Yamato is
cruising to Mars.

Speed is 25 space knots.


What should we do,
Commander Shultz ?

Don't you know ?

We can't just
sit by and watch.

We must destroy the Yamato for the
pride of the Pluto Frontline Base.

Prepare to launch
the high speed carrier.


I can't relax, despite
the kindness of Lord Desler.

Between the Moon and Mars
seems ideal for a warp.

Even if all the mechanisms function flawlessly...

...if I make a mistake,
everything'll be messed up.

Thank you.

Good luck.

Hey Shima, if you're this tense now,
you won't be able to take it.

Say what ?

All hands, the Yamato will carry out the warp
test as soon as it reaches the Moon's orbit.

If we fail the test, it will destroy
not only us, but also all of mankind.

Everyone, stay focused
and carry out your duties.

Dr. Sado, you can't
keep sleeping.

What's the matter,
disturbing my sleep ?

The warp test
will be executed.

What the...warp ?
Is that extra delicious soup ?

It's about the Yamato
jumping across time.

Is that so ?



Tasty. Wake up
sake tastes good.

He's hopeless.
He didn't understand at all.

Radar has picked up a strong return
from an unidentified flying object.

Changing the video panel.

It's a Gamilus carrier. But it's still
too far away to directly attack us.

All hands, combat
alert B status.

Captain, request
permission to handle it.

But all energy is directed to the
Wave Motion engine for the test...

...so you can't use any
of the Yamato's weapons.

Yes, sir.

Nanbu, order the Black Tiger
team to take off immediately.

Yes, sir.

Black Tigers. Launch.

All Black Tigers launched.

Alright, launch.

Unidentified craft were
launched from the Yamato.

Switching to the cosmo radar. Bearing
YZA to 27D. Speed, 600 space knots.

How impudent. Launch
the high-speed boats.

It'll enter the carrier's missile range soon.
Attack freely with torpedoes until then.

Don't let even one Gamilus craft get by.
If we fail, the Yamato will be destroyed.

The carrier is approaching.
Distance 80,000 km.

Retrieve the
fighter squadron.

Gamilus high-speed carrier
is still approaching.

The Yamato will be
in its range soon.

Thirty minutes
to the warp test.

We'll warp before the
Gamilus carrier attacks.

Kodai and Kato's
Cosmo Zero have landed.

The Black Tiger
team is landing.

The Yamato is
in Moon orbit.

Wave Motion engine is nominal.

Data analysis ready.

Twenty minutes to the warp test.
Warp automatic system, on.

Captain !

Please, wait. Yamamoto, of the
Black Tigers, hasn't landed yet.

But we can't abort.
Retrieve him quickly.

Kodai, this is Yamamoto
of the Black Tigers.

Don't worry about me, and
proceed with the warp test.

Idiot ! Come back,
no matter what !

Kodai, all the systems of the Yamato are
set to precise timing. We can't wait for him.


The warp timing can't be changed.
Retrieve him quickly.

Fifteen minutes
to the warp test.

It's no good ! I can't
maintain position.

Nine minutes to
the warp test.

Yamamoto, farther right !
Come right and dive in !

No, too far !
To the left !

Alright, dive in.

Yamamoto !


Yamamoto !

Yamamoto's plane just landed.

Three minutes.
All hands, fasten seatbelts.

I can't lose to Kodai.
The Yamato's destiny is in my hands.

Shima, hang in there.

It's your game now.
My life's in your hands.

Thirty seconds
till the warp test.

The Yamato is targeted.
0.2 space seconds to our range.

Twenty seconds.

Switch on.

The target of the Gamilus
missiles is the Yamato. Launch.

Warp !


All missiles will hit.

What happened
to the Yamato ?

Was it successful ?
Only one minute has passed.

It's Mars.

It was successful.

We did it.

Shima !

Hey, Shima.



Oh, no.
The ship was damaged.

Shima, land on Mars.

Aye, sir.

Lord Desler, we've received a message
from our Pluto frontline base.

The Yamato warped
from the Moon to Mars ?

There must be
some mistake.

Shultz of the Pluto frontline
base sent us everything.

But they can't reach Iscandar unless
they can do something like that at least.

They're so amusing.

It's snowing.


We can't see it
on Earth anymore.

Mr. Sanada, repair the ship
as quickly as possible.

Aye, sir.

Shima, our destination
is point 3-6.

Destination, point 3-6.

If we reinforce this area,
Yamato's warp is hopeful.

A short warp test, which would decide the
future of the 296,000 light year round trip...

...was successful,
despite minor damage.

However, the underground cities of Earth
are becoming contaminated even now.

Yamato, hurry up.

362 days left

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

Naya Goro
Tomiyama Kei
Nakamura Hideo
Nagai Ichiro

A girl was waving her red scarf.{Anoko ga futteita makka na scarf}

Mori Yuki:

Asagami Yoko
Ogata Kenichi
Ibu Masayuki
Ohbayashi Takeshi
Nomura Shinji
Nimura Akira

Who was that for ?{Dareno tame da to omotte iruka}

It's the first appearance of Yamato's fighters. The Black Tigers left from the hatch were changed to the Cosmo Zero when they landed. It was a careless mistake, because the animators for the first half and the second half were different.

It doesn't matter who it was for...{Dare no tame demo ii ja nai ka}

An ex-Mushi Production (of Osamu Tezuka), Yoshiyuki Tomino drew the storyboard.

...everyone should take it as theirs.{Minna sono ki de ireba ii}

Yamamoto of the Black Tiger team appeared. He was popular among the fans, and he also appeared in Movie 2. In TV Yamato 2, a first name of Akira was given.

In the last scene, Captain Okita appeared
in black arrow on white uniform with an
open helmet.

In the hearts of men, who are
leaving on a long journey...{Tabidattsu otoko no mune ni wa}



Todd Perkins

Todd Perkins

Song Translations


...a piece of romance is needed.{Roman no kakera ga hoshii no sa}


Central Anime(Kansas)
Version 1.0

La la la...

La la la...

La la la, red scarf.{makka na scarf}