Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato
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|Farewell Space Battleship Yamato|
|Directed by||Leiji Matsumoto
|Produced by||Toshio Masuda|
|Written by||Leiji Matsumoto|
|Distributed by||Toei Animation|
|Release date(s)||July 14, 1978|
|Running time||151 minutes|
|Box office||¥ 6,400,000,000|
Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato (さらば宇宙戦艦ヤマト 愛の戦士たち Saraba Uchū Senkan Yamato Ai no Senshitachi?, literally "Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love"), also called Arrivederci Yamato, is the second film based on the classic anime series Space Battleship Yamato (known as Star Blazers in the United States). The same storyline was reused and expanded on later in the year on TV in Space Battleship Yamato II, albeit with a more upbeat ending.
The Yamato and her crew face the onslaught of the Comet Empire, a civilization from the Andromeda Galaxy that seeks to conquer Earth, led by Zwordar the Great (Prince Zordar in the English dub). The Earth ship is aided by an antimatter woman, Teresa of Telezart (known as Trelaina in the English dub), while the Comet Empire has revived Earth's greatest enemy, the Gamilas' leader Desslar, who is eager for revenge. After an immense battle destroys the forces of both Earth and the Comet Empire, the Yamato destroys the White Comet's cover, revealing the Empire City that hid inside it. After a long battle, Susumu Kodai orders everyone else off the Yamato before ramming her into the Emperor's ship head-on, sacrificing his life and the ship to defeat Zwordar and save humanity.
- Kei Tomiyama as Susumu Kodai
- Youko Asagami as Yuki Mori
- Akira Kamiya as Saburou Katou
- Akira Kimura as Captain Hijikata Ryu
- Bin Shimada as Aide
- Chikao Ohtsuka as Balzey
- Eiji Shima as Pilot
- Eken Mine as Politician A
- Goro Naya as Juzo Okita
- Shusei Nakamura as Daisuke Shima
- Ichirô Murakoshi as Goenitz / Politician B
- Ichirô Nagai as Hikozaemon Tokugawa / Sakezou Sado
- Isao Sasaki as Hajime Saito
- Kazue Komiya as Sabera
- Kazuo Hayashi as Yasuo Nanbu
- Kazuyuki Sogabe as Akira Yamamoto / Larzeler
- Kenichi Ogata as Announcer
- Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Zordar
- Kouji Yada as Science Director / Taran
- Kousei Tomita as Zavival
- Mahito Tsujimura as Andromeda Captain / Staff Officer
- Masato Ibu as Desler / Heikurou Todo
- Michihiro Ikemizu as Underling
- Miyuki Ueda as Teresa
- Osamu Ichikawa as Miru
- Osamu Saka as Gorrand Staff Official / President
- Shinji Nomura as Yoshikazu Aihara
- Taichirou Hirokawa as Narrator
- Takeshi Aono as Shirou Sanada
- Tetsuya Kaji as Earth Commander in Chief
- Yoshito Yasuhara as Kenjirou Oota / Politician C
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In 1977 the first film of the series, Space Battleship Yamato, outperformed Star Wars at the Japanese box office. This led to the production of Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato, which was released in 1978. It was originally intended to conclude the story, but a third film, Be Forever Yamato, was released two years later.
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- "The Making of Farewell to Yamato, Part 2". StarBlazers.com. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
- "The Making of Farewell to Yamato, Part 3". StarBlazers.com. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
- "The Farewell to Yamato Time Machine". Starblazers.com. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- Starblazers Official website
- Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato at the Internet Movie Database
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