Kappadogia impact

The complex surface of Kappadogia.

Kappadogia[1] is a free-floating planet on the outer margins of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Its barren and rocky structure is marked by an expansive network of caverns that covers much of the surface, creating a labyrinth that extends deep inside Kappadogia. The interior is inhabited by Medula, large jellyfish-like animals that can feed directly on energy.

The space battleship Yamato flees to Kappadogia when it is ambushed by the Gatlantean Gutaba Expedition Group in late 2199, and tries to evade the attackers by flying through the planet's caverns. As the pursuit continues underground, a swarm of Medula are drawn to the vessels and begin draining them of power. Yamato escapes by warping away while still in the caverns. The explosive energy of the warp blows away a large section of Kappadogia's outer crust (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark).


  • The very similarly spelled Cappadocia is a region of central Turkey.


  1. Official Space Battleship Yamato 2199 movie program book

Japanese language informationEdit

カッパドギア Kappadokia