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  • 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.