Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato

Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love (さらば宇宙戦艦ヤマト 愛の戦士たち, Saraba Uchū Senkan Yamato Ai no Senshitachi), also called Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato or Arrivederci Yamato, is the second film based on the classic manga and anime series Space Battleship Yamato (known as Star Blazers in the United States) and the sequel to Space Battleship Yamato (1977). 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.

Arrivederci Yamato
Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato, DVD Cover.jpg
Cover art of the DVD.
Directed by
Screenplay by
  • Toshio Masuda
  • Keisuke Fujikawa
  • Eimei Yamamoto
Produced byTooru Yoshida[4]
StarringKei Tomiyama
Yoko Asagami
Shusei Nakamura
Music byHiroshi Miyagawa
Production
company
ACademy Productions
Distributed byToei Company
Release date
July 14, 1978
Running time
151 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Budget¥360 million[5]
Box office¥4.3 billion[6]

PlotEdit

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 the handful of survivors 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.

Voice castEdit

ProductionEdit

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.[7][8] Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato had a total budget of ¥510 million ($5.1 million), including ¥360 million ($3.6 million) for production and ¥150 million ($1.5 million) for advertising.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Credited as Animation Director (アニメーションディレクター).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ さらば宇宙戦艦ヤマト 愛の戦士たち [Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love] (motion picture) (in Japanese). Event occurs at 6:27. 監督 - 舛田利雄 [Director - Toshio Masuda]
  2. ^ さらば宇宙戦艦ヤマト 愛の戦士たち [Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love] (motion picture) (in Japanese). Event occurs at 6:04. 監督 - 松本零士 [Director - Leiji Matsumoto]
  3. ^ さらば宇宙戦艦ヤマト 愛の戦士たち [Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love] (motion picture) (in Japanese). Event occurs at 6:08. アニメーションディレクター - 勝間田具治 [Animation director - Tomoharu Katsumata]
  4. ^ さらば宇宙戦艦ヤマト 愛の戦士たち [Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love] (motion picture) (in Japanese). Event occurs at 6:08. プロデューサー - 吉田達 [Producer - Tooru Yoshida]
  5. ^ a b "Farewell to Yamato Production Data". Cosmo DNA. July 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "なにかとんでもないことが起こりそうな「宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202 愛の戦士たち」". シネマズ PLUS (Cinemas PLUS) (in Japanese). 2017-02-06. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  7. ^ "The Making of Farewell to Yamato, Part 1". StarBlazers.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  8. ^ "The Making of Farewell to Yamato, Part 2". StarBlazers.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-05.

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