"Praise Be Our Eternal Glory" is the national anthem of the Great Garmillas Empire. The tempo and rhythm of the anthem are very martial, suggesting the militarisation of the empire that has taken place under Leader Abelt Dessler. The opening lyrics also convey a military character, but balance it with the beauty of the planet Garmillas, the heart of the empire:
Our noble home
Planet where the blue flowers blossom.
Sing a song of joy!
May God's grace always be with us.
Hail to the victory of our home.
|Original Lyrics||Romaji Lyrics|
|Aoki hana saku daichi|
Kedakaki waga kokyou yo
The song is held in great reverence by those who serve in the military. During a review of Homeland Defense Fleet forces, a Garmillas officer questions the trustworthiness of lower-ranked soldiers, members of the subject Zaltz species, in their cause. One of the soldiers, Corporal Norren Oshetto, responds by singing the anthem. His Zaltzi comrades quickly join in, followed by the Garmillas officers standing nearby, ending any debate about trust or loyalty ("They're Coming!").
- Although "Praise Be Our Eternal Glory" exists within the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 universe and is known to its characters, the song and an instrumental version of it are also used as background music throughout the series, and it appears in the Space Battleship Yamato 2202 episode "Dessler's Challenge!." The anthem is generally used to signify the majesty of the Great Garmillas Empire and of Leader Dessler ("Wish Upon a Star"), the strength of the empire ("They're Coming!"), or its brutality ("Point of No Return", "Out of the Forest of Memory").
Japanese language informationEdit
永遠に讃えよ 我が光 Eien ni tataeyo waga hikari