Director(s)Leiji Matsumoto, Toshio Masuda
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Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato was a Science Fiction Film directed by Toshio Masuda and Leiji Matsumoto .

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General Goenitz was based on the Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz, who commandeered the German navy in World War II.
Space Battleship Yamato' creators Leiji Matsumoto and Yoshinobu Nishizaki clashed over the ultimate fate of the Yamato crew. Nishizaki felt they should uphold their honour and sacrifice themselves, while Matsumoto was attached to his characters and wanted them to live on.
Commander Baruze's name is pronounced "Balsey". This connects Beruze with Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, a commander of the US Navy's 3rd Fleet and a vicious opponent of the Japanese during World War II. Baruze's battle with the Space Yamato in the area of Saturn shows a parallel with the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which involved both Bull Halsey and the original Yamato.
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