stararnold Draw The Space Battleship Yamato

To celebrate the release of the theatrical live-action Science-Fiction movie "Space Battleship Yamato", I am running theOtaku's first-ever "Space Battleship Yamato" (Star Blazers) challenge. For this challenge, you are do a fan art piece depicting the Earth Defense Force (EDF) Space Battleship Yamato (or in the other words, the "Argo" as it's called in the English dubs of the SBY T.V. series), and yes, I'm talking the Yamato that was built from the remains of the WWII ship with the same name in the original "SBY" T.V. series and in the live-action film itself. It must either be colored or black-and-white.


  • You can add a background to the piece, whether it be outer space, a military shipyard, a planetery surface, etc.
  • You can add a crew member of the ship (or a few of them).
  • You can depict the Yamato battling an enemy ship/territory from the same franchise (ex: Yamato fighting the White Comet Empire's space fortress Gatlantis).
  • If you want, you can do a redesign of the Yamato if you find it too difficult to draw the ship based on the "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime or the live-action "SBY" film.

The three best pieces will win this challenge. To those interested in entering this challenge, good luck to all of you. If you need help on how to draw this legendary Anime spaceship, here are some helpful tools for you:

  • Check out for awesome pictures.
  • You can try googling Space Battleship Yamato.
  • Watch the "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime. If you have a DVD/VHS copy of any of them at home, that's cool. If not, try visting streaming video websites that have Anime (ex: YouTube).
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