Originally known as Space Battleship Yamato in Japan, this series was launched in the 70's and is matched in popularity only by Gundam and Macross. Even though the animation is a bit crude and ancient, the storyline holds well, this DVD contains the first 5 episodes of the first series. I've always enjoyed Yamato and prefer it to Star Trek, this is an excellent introduction to the series. It introduces all of the main characters, the Yamato, the Wave Motion Gun and the Yamato's Warp System. Also it includes one of the biggest bloopers in the overall series. An blooper that lasts through the entire disc! I am of course referring to the Gamilons skin colour and seasoned Yamato fans will know what I am talking about.