I need help in remembering a 1980 TV series
Posted 5/9/15
Hello World! Back in 1980, when I was 10 years old, I used to watch a popular anime TV series. I was living in North Chicago, Illinois, USA at that time. I only have some visual memories of this series I used to watch.

What I remember in these series, which was dubbed in English, was a long, dark cargo ship in outer space. It had side-mounted torpedo cannons that had to "charge up" before firing some type of wave. I remember I liked one of the anime girls in the series, but that is all I remember.

Does anyone remember this specific TV series from 1980? I think it was shown on Saturday mornings, but I am just not sure. I am not sure if it was anime or manga, but I do remember it was dubbed in English and it was in color. Those with huge anime/manga collection dating back 35 years should easily determine the name of this forgotten TV series.
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Having a specific year helps a great deal. Let's see...Space Battleship Yamato III seems a likely candidate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato_III
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BlueOni wrote:

Having a specific year helps a great deal. Let's see...Space Battleship Yamato III seems a likely candidate.



Which was aired under the title "Our Star Blazers". Used to watch this one myself and the title change screwed me up when I tried to find it years later (seems I am not the only one).
Posted 5/10/15

BlueOni wrote:

Having a specific year helps a great deal. Let's see...Space Battleship Yamato III seems a likely candidate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato_III


Yup, thanks! I was able to remember the year, because that was my first year in North Chicago (originating from Seattle beforehand). Now, I guess I have to search for the series to find which episodes I remember from childhood. I think it was this series that originally inspired me to draw spaceships in Number 2 pencil back in the day. Thanks, again.
Posted 5/10/15

yngvarr wrote:


BlueOni wrote:

Having a specific year helps a great deal. Let's see...Space Battleship Yamato III seems a likely candidate.



Which was aired under the title "Our Star Blazers". Used to watch this one myself and the title change screwed me up when I tried to find it years later (seems I am not the only one).


Hmmm, come to think about it, I think I recall it as "Star Blazers" on local TV in North Chicago back in 1980. That was the same time I got into Namco Pac-Man and had a Pac-Man lunchbox. Star Blazers was a "cartoon" I seemed to have been addicted to watching back in the day. Thanks again for the info.
Posted 5/10/15
I have reference this thread into my latest blog post...

http://kuya-marc.blogspot.com/2015/05/memories-i-watched-star-blazers-when-i.html

Thanks for your help, guys!
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Posted 5/10/15
I lived in North Chicago in 79, but don't remember.
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