Space Battleship Yamato was the first animé I ever watched, or at least that I remember watching, I spent my classes drawing the ship all over my notebooks instead of paying attention to what the teacher was saying. For many years I remembered the show and the ship but not the name, until a few years ago when I looked for it, just to satisfy my curiosity.
And now there’s a remake of the show that is available in North America. It’s as great as I remember! (Though I really didn’t remember that much of the story, but the ship is just as cool)