Shiro Sanada
Sanada Shiro.jpg
Native name 真田志郎
Born 2171
Nagano Prefecture Nagano, Japan
Allegiance Earth
Service/branch Earth Defense Force
Rank Lieutenant commander
Relations sister (deceased)
Mio Sanada (adopted niece)
Portrayed by Takeshi Aono (1974-2009)
Toshirō Yanagiba (2010)
Hōchū Ōtsuka (2012-)
Phil Parsons (English)
Lieutenant Commander Shiro Sanada (真田志郎 Sanada Shirō?): the science officer aboard Yamato, Sanada is earnest and dedicated, his ideas frequently saving the ship from destruction. His limbs are

Shiro Sanada in 2199

bionic, the result of a childhood accident which
Kid Shiro Sanada

Shiro and his Sister on the fateful day at the amusement park.

claimed the life of his sister and left him bitterly resentful of science's arrogance. He was a classmate of Mamoru Kodai, and blames himself for not having repaired the Yukikaze properly before it went into battle. When Susumu Kodai becomes acting captain, Sanada is frequently a source of advice. Sanada is the elder spokesperson for the crew after the deaths of Okita and Engineer Tokugawa.

His Japanese name comes from real-life daimyo Sanada Masayuki. In 2199, he is also the XO (Executive Officer), second to Captain Juzo Okita.


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