Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima 2199
Native name 島 大介
Shima Daisuke
Born August 15, 2178[1]
Okinawa Prefecture Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Earth[2]
Species Human
Gender Male
Allegiance Earth Federation
Service/branch United Nations Cosmo Navy
Rank Lieutenant (promoted February 2199)
Service number SNV0079091[3]
Battles/wars Click for full list
Relations Daigo Shima (father)
Saori Shima (mother)
Jiro Shima (brother)
Portrayed by Kenichi Suzumura
This article describes the character Daisuke Shima as depicted in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and its sequels. For his counterpart in the original Space Battleship Yamato and its sequels, see Daisuke Shima (OS). For his counterpart in the live action film, see Daisuke Shima (live action film).

Daisuke Shima is a United Nations Cosmo Navy officer serving as the space battleship Yamato's chief pilot and head of the ship's navigation division during its first two voyages.


Early LifeEdit

In 2191, Daisuke Shima spoke with his father, Commander Daigo Shima, before the commander left with a UNCN task force to make first contact with ships from the Great Garmillas Empire. Daisuke worried that a conflict would break out with the aliens, but the commander cheerfully reassured his young son that they would have a peaceful encounter. Daisuke's worries were realized when the encounter turned into a battle that killed his father and destroyed most of the participating UNCN ships. The Earth Federation government publicly announced that the alien vessels had fired first, hardening Daisuke's hatred of the Garmillas ("A World I Once Saw").

Several years later, Daisuke Shima studied under Ryu Hijikata at the National Space Defense Academy alongside Hajime Hirata and Susumu Kodai ("Messenger of Iscandar"). In the lead-up to his service aboard Yamato, he was assigned to the 101st Regular Space Division.[2]

With the war against the Garmillas Empire become increasingly desperate and Earth dying from constant bombardment, Shima was assigned to Project Izumo, a plan to evacuate a handful of survivors and re-start human civilization on another world. Unknown to him, Izumo was about to change. Shima and Susumu Kodai were stationed on Mars during Operation M on January 17, 2199, when an alien vessel flown by a single pilot crashed near their position. The pilot was killed but the wave motion core she was carrying was spared. Shima and Kodai retrieved it and were picked up by the space battleship Kirishima three weeks later. Back on Earth, Shima and Kodai crashed a Cosmo Zero fighter near what appeared to be the rusted wreckage of a twentieth century battleship, but were amazed to see one of the wreck's gun turrets come to life and open fire on a Garmilas fighter carrier, destroying it with one shot. Only later at a pre-launch assembly did Shima learn the truth: Izumo had secretly become a more ambitious plan to fly to the planet Iscandar and receive a machine that would restore life on Earth, in a vessel powered by the same wave motion core that he and Kodai had delivered from Mars, the space battleship Yamato--now disguised as the rusted battleship he had seen earlier ("Messenger of Iscandar", "Toward a Sea of Stars").

2199: Voyage to IscandarEdit

In his role as head of the navigation division, Shima is responsible for briefing the rest of the senior staff on known celestial objects and Garmillan activities ahead of Yamato on its course toward Iscandar and back ("Toward a Sea of Stars", "Gravestone on a Frozen Field", "What Lies Beyond", "The Forever War"). He also provides navigational situation reports and options during emergency situations ("Graveyard of the Universe","Point of No Return", Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark). Shima pilots Yamato throughout its months-long journey, often under enemy fire, beginning with its launch from Earth ("Toward a Sea of Stars"). His piloting skill is particularly crucial in achieving victory or saving the ship during Operation M-2 and battles at Carell 163, the Rainbow Star Cluster, the planet Garmillas, and Shambleau ("The Sun Sets on Pluto", "Point of No Return", "One Man's War", Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark). He also has the distinction of flying the ship during humanity's first successful warp flight ("Escape from the Jupiter Sphere").

2202: Telezart and the War with GatlantisEdit


He is haunted by the memories of his father Daigo Shima, a captain in the Earth Defense Force, who commanded one of the initial ships to greet the Garmillas forces when they arrived in the solar system and was killed when hostilities broke out. His father had reassured him that the "aliens" were friendly.

As a result, Shima harbors bitter hatred of Garmillas. When Susumu Yamazaki breaks his orders of silence and informs Shima that Earth fired first on meeting with the Garmillas, Shima angrily rejects the information and accuses Yamazaki of lying to smear his father.


Garmillas-Earth WarEdit

Gatlantis-Earth WarEdit