This article describes the planet Balan as depicted in the original Space Battleship Yamato. For its counterpart in Space Battleship Yamato 2199, see Balun.

Balan is a planet located in intergalactic space between the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Milky Way Galaxy. Balan was occupied by Gamilas forces and used as a strategic base. During their occupation of the planet, Balan was orbited by an artificial sun that interfered with native life. Due to the actions of General Domel, Gamilas lost control of Balan in 2199.