Final Yamato was originally conceived as a fourth series, Space Battleship Yamato IV, which would have featured largely the same plot but with many additional twists; however, the real robot boom of the early 80's rendered the production of another romantic space opera inviable and the story was turned into a feature-length film instead. See more »
There were at least three different endings to the film. The first one, shown in the theatres, ends the film just after the Yamato sinks beneath the waves. The second is a ten-minute "curtain call" segment with some image songs and the Yamato crew standing admiring the seaside before Tatsuya Nakadai begins a narration about youth and a farewell to Yamato. American viewers can see this ending on the U.S. release "Final Yamato." The third (and most controversial) ending had Kodai and Yuki marry and then semi-graphically (remember: Article 175) consummate their marriage. This was rescued from the cutting-room floor and put onto a special-edition laserdisc for Japanese release. See more »
Building Tomorrow's Rainbow
Performed by Tranzam & Tomoko Kuwae See more »
A touching finale to a great series..
So long as you don't read the back of the video slipsleeve you will be in for more surprises than you could ever hope for! (The slipsleeve synopsis gives them all away.) It Certainly had the feeling that it was made more for the creators and diehard fans than anyone else. If however you are one of these two then a fantastic journey awaits. I will warn you however, it almost made me cry.
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