Yamato 2520 (YAMATO2520, Yamato Ni Go Ni Zero) was Yoshinobu Nishizaki’s attempt for a follow up to Space Battleship Yamato, set hundreds of years following the original series. However, Nishizaki was sued by Leiji Matsumoto for breach of copyright. Ultimately, Yamato 2520 remained incomplete for only three episodes (of planned ten) were released. The 3 episodes arrived on the scene in laserdisc format for home media.

The OVA series features mechanical designs by Syd Mead along with a soundtrack by jazz music performer David Matthews.