Star Blazers

Star Blazers is an American animated television series adaptation of the Japanese anime series Space Battleship Yamato (1974), II (1978), and III (1980) was first broadcast in the United States in 1979. It was the first popular English-translated anime that had an overarching plot and storyline that required the episodes to be viewed in order, which paved the way for future arc-based, plot-driven anime translations. It also dealt with somewhat more mature themes than other productions aimed at the same target audience at the time.