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Final Yamato (1983)

Uchû senkan Yamato: Kanketsuhen (original title)
A watery world called Aquarius that is destined to destroy all of the planet Earth. Can the great Yamato stop this devastation?


Kazuo Kasahara, Leiji Matsumoto (story concept) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ... Susumu Kodai (voice)
Yôko Asagami ... Yuki Mori (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Jûzô Okita (voice)
Isao Sasaki Isao Sasaki ... Daisuke Shima (voice)
Shûsei Nakamura Shûsei Nakamura ... Daisuke Shima (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Shirô Sanada (voice)
Shinji Nomura Shinji Nomura ... Giichi Aihara (voice)
Yoshito Yasuhara Yoshito Yasuhara ... Kenjirô Ôta (voice)
Kazuo Hayashi Kazuo Hayashi ... Yasuo Nanbu (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Dr. Sakezô Sado (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ... Analyzer (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Tasuke Tokugawa (voice)
Mikio Terashima Mikio Terashima ... Shô Yamazaki (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Shirô Katô (voice)
Masatô Ibu ... Heikurô Tôdô / Desler (voice)


A watery world called Aquarius that is destined to destroy all of the planet Earth. Can the great Yamato stop this devastation?

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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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Followed by Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009) See more »


Building Tomorrow's Rainbow
Performed by Tranzam & Tomoko Kuwae
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A touching finale to a great series..
20 April 1999 | by page79See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

19 March 1983 (Japan) See more »

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Technical Specs


| (70mm edition)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | 70 mm 6-Track



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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