Star Blazers 2199 (TV)
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Okita's Battleship (called "Kirishima" in this anime) before commanding the Yamato is named after a Kongo-Class battleship of the old Imperial Japanese Navy.
The battle cruiser Murasame is named after escourt-type vessels currently used by Maritime Self-Defense Force.
The title ship Yamato (大和 or ヤマト) is a modelled after the Imperial Japanese Navy battle ship of the same name that was commissioned in December 1941. It was the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleship ever constructed in the history of the Japanese Navy at the time.
The TV broadcast of 2199 commenced on April 7, the anniversary of the sinking of the real-world battleship Yamato in 1945. If the schedule as is the norm takes a week off for Golden Week in May, Episode 26 will air on October 6, 39 years to the day after the premiere of the first episode of the original series in 1974.
In episode 1, at about 19:16, Kodai and Shima are seen observing the new space fighter jet model, Cosmo Zero. The name of the fighter is homage to the Mitsubishi A6M Zero figher aircraft that was used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945. It was famous for being one of the most lethal aircrafts in the history of World War II and was responsible for countless casualties on the side of the allies.
A quote from the twentieth centenary poet "Chuya Nakahara" appears in episode 17, to help the younger Kodai connect with his deceased older brother.
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