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Farewell Space Battleship Yamato
Directed by Leiji Matsumoto
Toshio Masuda
Produced by Toshio Masuda
Written by Leiji Matsumoto
Starring Kei Tomiyama
Yoko Asagami
Shusei Nakamura
Distributed by Toei Animation
Release date(s) Japan July 14, 1978
Running time 151 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Preceded by Space Battleship Yamato
For the similarly titled episode of Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love, see "Farewell, Space Battleship Yamato."

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?, lit. "Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love") (also rendered as Arrivederci Yamato) is the second theatrical film based on the classic anime series Space Battleship Yamato. It was released in 1978. The previous year, the 90-minute movie version of Yamato outperformed Star Wars at the Japanese box office, leading to the production of a second movie that was originally intended to conclude the story; a third movie would be released two years later. A massive fan outcry to the film convinced the show's creators to make a second season of the TV series based on the film, but with a much different ending. As such, the events of Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato are now considered to be an alternate storyline altogether and is no longer regarded as official canon.[1]


The Yamato and her crew face the onslaught of the Comet Empire, a civilization from the Andromeda Galaxy who seek to conquer Earth, led by Emperor Zwordar. The Earth ship is aided by an anti-matter woman, Teresa of Telezart, while the Comet Empire have restored to life Earth's greatest enemy, the Gamilas' leader Desslar, who is eager for revenge. After a massive battle which destroys both Earth and Comet Empire forces, the Yamato crew defeat Zwordar's plans by ramming their ship into the Comet Empire head-on. Susumu Kodai orders everyone else off the Yamato first. He sacrifices the Yamato and his own life to save humanity.


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