'Space Battleship Yamato' (1974) Leiji Matsumoto / Complete 2 vol set / Japanes
Matsumoto's 1974 masterpiece in a complete 3 volume edition with original covers.
The Spaceship Yamato, it's shape and name refering to Japan's greatest warship in WWII, lifts of from earth into space. The image became a symbol for Japan's resurrection after the trouble of WWII and the succes of the economical boom.
The series and its many anime adaptations brought popular manga to a grown up audience and into more mature subjects.
Check out Leiji Matsumoto's other masterpieces: Galaxy Express 999 or Capitain Harlock (Albotor) amongst others.