If you liked the Irresponsible Captain Tylor anime, the Anime-Planet community thinks you'd like:
In the year S.A. 038, the ORS (the Orbital Ring System) invaded and conquered the world as we know it. These unknown assailants crippled the Earth, destroyed the United Cosmic Fleet of planets, and cut off the colonies from the home planet, all in only three days! The only people brave enough to bypass the ORS' security are those who act as mercenaries, traveling between the Earth and colonies with information and goods -- for a profit, of course! For Jet and his crew, their most important mission is suddenly at hand -- but can they survive long enough to save the day?
In the year 2199, unrelenting attacks from the planet Gamilus have forced all life on Earth into underground dwellings and raised radiation levels to near-toxic levels. The only way to clean up all this harmful radiation is by using the Cosmo Cleaner, which the Queen of the planet Iscandar has generously offered to humanity. Unfortunately, Iscandar is 148,000 light years away, but Earth only has one year before rising radiation levels make it uninhabitable! The only vessel capable of making the journey is the battleship Yamato - a rusty relic of World War II. Can the crew of the Yamato make it to Iscandar and back before the extinction of all life on Earth?