Be Forever Yamato (Miyagawa, 1980)


     The Space Battleship Yamato franchise continues on into the 1980s with the feature film "Be Forever Yamato (ヤマトよ永遠に), which was in a way a "part 2" to the 1979 TV film "Yamato: The New Voyage".  In that telefilm, the Yamato and crew disrupted the plans of the Dark Nebula Empire to harvest resources for their conquest of space.  In "Be Forever Yamato", the "empire strikes back", so to speak, and Earth itself is invaded.  The Yamato must journey to the home of the Dark Nebula in order to defeat them.

     Musically, composer Hiroshi Miyagawa continued his work on the franchise, and like the telefilm, incorporated more synthesizer elements into the orchestral and rock elements, courtesy of Hideki Matsutake from Yellow Magic Orchestra.  Additionally, more of the Yamato Orchestra's soloists were featured in the score, especially on guitar (Yoshio Kimura), piano (Kentaro Haneda), and violin (Tsugio Tokunaga).  Isao Sasaki, vocalist for previous Yamato songs ("Space Battleship Yamato", "Scarlet Scarf", etc...) contributed a new song, "Pendant of Stars".  Additional songs included Akira Fuse's "Love Until That Day" and Hiromi Iwasaki's "Galaxy Legend".

     Prior to the film's release, 2 LPs of "symphonic suite" material was released under the new appellation "Music Collection Part 1 and 2", since much of this material also ended up in the film itself (Part 2 is actually kind of a "Be Forever Yamato Symphonic Suite").  This was partly because when the Yamato reaches the homeworld of the Dark Nebula Empire, the screen widens and the sound goes from mono to stereo (4-channel actually), allowing the full stereo image of the symphonic suite music to be highlighted.  These 2 LPs were most recently released on the Yamato Sound Almanac series of releases as 1980, Vol.1 and Vol.2, with 1980, Vol.4 being a final BGM score release (the "official score").  Below are listings and analyses for each of these 3 releases, starting with the Vol 4 BGM, since the film mostly used material from that release.  It should be mentioned that Sound Almanac editions of the 1980 Vol.1 and 2 Music Collections included as bonus tracks the full contents of a Yamato Choral and Piano Suites LP, arranged by Joe Hisaishi, but which I'm not going to list here.  The BGM includes 3 tracks which were unused in the film, but later tracked into scenes from the Yamato III TV series.

     The new themes featured in "Be Forever Yamato" include the Dark Nebula theme, Mio/Sasha's theme, Lieutenant Alphon's theme, a new love theme ("Two Who Love One Another"), and various melodies connected to the Dark Nebulans' home planet ("New Space", "Ruins", "Dezarium").  Also, one of the highlights of this film is the inclusion and arrangement of motifs from the original Yamato theme in many action cues.  The music composed for the latter part of the film (where the sound goes from mono to stereo) also has a greater "epicness" to it, almost like Miklos Rosza's "Ben-Hur", or something out of a Stanley Kubrick film.  In general, the music for this film expands the boundaries of Yamato music in many directions.

Be Forever Yamato BGM
(Only track 6 not used in film.  Tracks 35-37 are Bonus tracks, unused here but later repurposed for Yamato III.)
Trk Dur Title Sequence, Themes
1 1:03 Premonition Of Evil A large mechanical object travels through the Solar System towards Earth.
Foreboding figures beginning and ending with high strings and fanfares.
2 0:44 Premonition Of Misfortune In space on a patrol, Kodai loses contact with the Mars base.
Foreboding figures beginning with xylophone and muted trumpet.
3 0:26 The Enormous
Double Nucleus Bomb
The Double Nucleus bomb approaches and hovers over Earth.
Foreboding figures as a final cadence.
4 3:30 Movement Begins
at the
Double Nucleus Bomb
The Double Nucleus bomb lands and soldiers surround it.
Bass and drum pattern with rising brass chords, developing into foreboding figures, repeats starting at 1:27.
5 1:04 Surprise Attack of the Paratroops Space paratroopers descend and take over the city.
High textures (strings, celeste) over low string figures, developing and ending in brass/strings cadence.
6 4:15 Dark Star Cluster Empire
(unused in place of 
Music Collection 1.8)
Rerecording of MC1.8
0:00: High synth tones over low figures, timpani, low brass.
0:42: Dark Nebula theme in high synth/female voice over rhythm section, joined by brass figures, syncopated rhythm under string/brass figures.
1:52: Dark Nebula theme on synth and rhythm section, ending in low brass cadences, etc.
2:55 repeat from 0:42: Dark Nebula theme again with female voice, etc.
7 2:22 Unmanned Fleet is Destroyed The automated space fleet is destroyed; the EDF commander gives Yuki a note for Kodai, who is expected to soon land at the spaceport.
Dark Nebula theme featured on slow, sad piano, then picked up by violins, finally joined by drums, brass accents, harp, etc.
8 1:30 Escape The Yamato crew attempt to steal a ship to escape from Dark Nebula soldiers and rendezvous with Sanada in space.
Suspense figures, "mission" music using Yamato brass motifs over syncopated rhythm figure, brief Dark Nebula flute.
9 1:48 Tragic Love Yuki is hit by gunfire and fails to escape with the others.
Poignant strings in rising figures, eventually joined by brass and percussion.
10 1:31 Return to the Yamato Kodai and the Yamato crew arrive at the Yamato's bridge, hidden inside Icarus.
Wind ornaments, leading to hints of Yamato motifs, rhythm section, uptempo march, ending cadence.
11 0:40 Succession of the Soul Kodai meets the new Cosmo Tiger pilot Shiro, Kato's younger brother.
Militaristic Yamato figures supported by snare.
12 2:26 Kodai's Encounter
(with Mio)
Sanada presents Mio (Sasha) as a new bridge member (also later when Kodai tells Sasha that she reminds him of Yuki).
Sasha A theme on flute over electric piano, strings, B theme on flute over rhythm section, A theme on synth/strings, B theme on strings, A theme on strings.
13 2:14 Yuki's Encounter
(with Alphon)
Yuki wakes up in Lt. Alphon's quarters.  He tells her that everyone on the escape ship died.
Alphon theme on viola over harp, developed.
14 2:03 Yamato‘s Counterattack The Yamato emerges from cloud cover to attack the Dark Nebula forces.
Energetic action cue with rhythm section based on the Space Battleship Yamato theme song with added swooping synth effect.
15 3:05 Two Who
Love One Another
Alphon expresses his desire for Yuki on his balcony.
Love theme on violin over piano, celli/strings, piano/rhythm, piano cadenza based on Love theme, violins/orchestra, piano/strings, coda featuring piano.
16 2:40 Dark Nebula The Yamato enters the passage through the Dark Nebula.
Foreboding drums/bass/brass, Dezarium theme on moaning male chorus (1:00).
17 4:17 Double Galaxy The Yamato emerges on the other side of the Dark Nebula to see the Double Gravity Galaxy.
0:00: Big rising gliss into grand choral/orchestral cadence, rising, lush figures led by piano
1:40: New Space textures: synths, wordless female vocal, then joined by male choir
3:15: Universe Spreading Into Infinity on choir/orchestra
18 1:59 Earth, 200 Years Later
(unused in place of 
Music Collection 2.6)
Rerecording of MC2.6: Danger accents, suspense figures, Ruins theme motifs.
19 0:51 The Ruins
(unused in place of 
Music Collection 2.6)
Rerecording of MC2.6: Ruins theme on male choir, brass.
20 1:04 Sada
(unused in place of 
Music Collection 2.6)
Rerecording of MC2.6: Low timpani accents, soon joined by mysterious figures/textures.
21 2:41 Mio’s Sorrow Mio/Sasha tells Kodai that she wants to remain on the "future Earth" since he has Yuki.
Sad theme on solo violin, cello, strings, becoming more strident with added brass/tremolo strings, ending in violin cadenza over harp.
22 1:27 Two Who
Believe in Each Other
Yuki cries on Alphon's balcony.
Love theme on solo acoustic guitar.
23 1:55 Second Lieutenant Alphon Alphon discovers Yuki injured at the spaceport.  The Dark Nebula Empire gives terms to Earth's government (also when Yuki later agrees to Alphons demands, but he demurs and sends her back to the resistance).
Alphon theme on violin, then joined by strings.
24 3:01 Dreadnaught
"Grodez"
Missiles are launched from Earth to destroy the approaching Double Nucleus bomb but they fail (also when leaving the "future Earth", the Yamato is pursued by the ship Grodez, while at the same time, the crew realize that they have been tricked and head back to the false Earth).
Action music with Dark Nebula theme in lead synth, electric guitar solo, accent figures, repeat sequence.
25 1:26 Partisans Yuki and the Resistance lead an attack on the Double Nucleus bomb.
Syncopated string rhythm with grace figures, supported by bass/brass patterns and timpani accents.
26 3:00 Death of Alphon Shot by a Resistance soldier, Alphon dies, but not before explaining why the Dark Nebula invaded the Earth, telling Yuki he loved her, and giving her the secret plans to destroying the bomb.
Alphon theme on violins, strings, developed, eventually joined by rhythm section with wind/brass ornaments.
27 0:20 Wonder of the
Infinite Beta Gun
Dark Nebula High Leader Scaldart prepares to fire his Infinite Beta Gun.  The Yamato prepares the Wave Motion Gun.
Suspense accents and cadence.
28 3:44 Collapse of the
Mother Planet
(Dezarium)
(unused in place of 
Music Collection 2.6)
Rerecording of MC2.6: 
0:00: Churning action figures with Dark Nebula fragments, Dark Nebula theme on strings over brass/drums march.
1:44: Dark synth textures, high Dark Nebula theme on synth/female voice over swooping low synth line, becoming atonal over a heartbeat, Dark Nebula theme in thick synth harmony, noises.
29 2:38 Dezarium -
The Tides Of Battle
Yuki contacts the Yamato and tells them that she has defused the bomb detonator on Earth.  Meanwhile, Sasha defuses the 2nd detonator on Dezarium and tells the Yamato to attack.
New action figures with more Dark Nebula fragments, Dark Nebula theme, rising figures, repeat.
30 2:28 Yamato's
Decisive Battle
Sasha opens the southern gate and the Yamato enters a channel to the center of Dezarium.
Action music with many elements of Yamato theme.
31 0:50 Crystal City Kodai sees the Crystal City at the heart of Dezarium, which soon starts firing missiles at the Yamato.
Poignant accent chords, Dark Nebula in synth figures over synth effects.
32 2:14 The Parting of
Sasha (Mio)
Kodai and Sanada hesitate to fire the WMG because of Sasha.  Sasha appears on the screen and is shot by Scaldart.
Sasha theme in violins, violin solo, celli, strings, etc. with ending violin cadenza.
33 2:32 New Space
(unused in place of 
Music Collection 2.9)
Rerecording of MC2.9: Synths, wordless female vocal theme.
34 2:54 Birth of A
New Galaxy
(unused in place of 
Music Collection 2.9)
Rerecording of MC2.9: Anthemic chorus over strings/brass/timpani, alternating with uptempo B theme  on orchestra, drums, eventually modulating.
35 0:15 Main Title Yamato theme ending cadence (used in Yamato III).
36 1:52 Partisan
(Slow Version)
Slower version of Partisan: syncopated string rhythm with grace figures, supported by bass/brass patterns and timpani accents (used in Yamato III, revolt of the Berth slaves in Ep 13).
37 2:28 Yamato Flight Action with rhythm section using some Yamato motifs with swooping synth effect (fast variation of Yamato‘s Counterattack used in Yamato III, most notably as the opening credit/narration music for the last episode, as the Yamato races back to Earth with the HydroCosmoGen Cannon in order to prevent the Sun from going nova).


Be Forever Yamato Music Collection Part 1
(All tracks except 1, 7, and 10 used in film.  Tracks 13-18 are bonus tracks from Yamato Choral and Piano Suites)
Trk Dur Title Sequence, Themes
1 2:34 New Space
(unused)
Alternate version of New Space (synths, wordless female vocal)
2 2:01 Yamato Proceeds Through Unknown Space
(Yamato‘s Counterattack)
Kodai leads the Cosmo Tigers in an attack on a Dark Nebula space base.
Alternate version of  Yamato‘s Counterattack, based on the Space Battleship Yamato theme song, slightly faster, more drums, less synth (except for a brief melody figure).
3 3:49 Double Nucleus BombThe EDF Commander is about to be executed, but Kodai's brother Mamoru sacrifices himself to help the Commander escape (also used when the mechanical planet Dezarium is revealed, and Sanada explains that the Wave Motion Gun only damaged its Earth-like outer layer, followed by Sasha contacting the Yamato and explaining that they must use the WMG on the hidden center of the planet).
Somber version of Dark Nebula theme with main melody in violins.  A cello interlude occurs in the second half.
4 3:15 Two Who
Love One Another
Kodai meets Yuki at the airport after he lands.  She gives him orders to reassemble the Yamato crew and rendezvous with Sanada at Icarus.
Alternate arrangement of Two Who Love One Another theme on violins over piano, then celli, piano, etc with rhythm section joining.  Piano cadenza at 1:20.
5 2:37 Wounded SoldiersAt Hero's Hill, the Yamato crew gather, and attempt to contact Sanada at the Icarus asteroid base.
Lush string theme over rhythmic piano chords, leading into a funeral march.  Violin, guitar solos featured from 0:59.  
6 2:38 Earth Is Taken OverWhile evading enemy ships in the Dark Nebula, the Yamato takes refuge in the asteroids.
Rearrangement of Dezarium - The Tides Of Battle: action accents/figures driven by brass and drums, partially based on Dark Nebula theme.
7 2:48 Farewell
(unused)
Strident tremolo strings, Love theme on violin over harp, violin cadenza, cellos develop the theme, violins continue theme development, etc ending with trills and harp arpeggios.
8 4:16 Dark Star
Cluster Empire
0:00: More artillery descends (Patrol Tanks, Tripods, etc…).  Earth fights back but weapons are ineffective.
High synth tones over low figures, timpani, low brass.
0:43: Dark Nebula theme in high synth/female voice over rhythm section.
1:24: The unmanned Earth fleet is sent out.
Syncopated rhythm, string/brass figures, etc
1:53: Dark Nebula theme on synth and rhythm section, ending in low brass cadences, etc,
2:56: Repeat from 0:43 (Dark Nebula theme with female voice, etc..)
9 7:18 Sasha/Mio:
-Encounter
-Happiness
-Farewell
0:00: Encounter
Sasha theme featured on acoustic guitar, violin, piano, recap/coda
2:58: Happiness: Mio reveals to Kodai that she is actually Sasha, the baby girl from Yamato The New Voyage.
Sasha theme solo piano intro, then ac. guitar B theme, violin, piano B theme, ac. guitar, etc.
5:04: Farewell: Kodai tells Sasha that her father is dead.
Sad Sasha theme in strings, violin solo, celli, building into poignant figures.
10 3:05 Left Behind
(unused)
Alphon's theme in celli, soon joined by rhythm section, theme featured on ac. guitar, celli, etc, ending with guitar cadenza.
11 3:49 Black GalaxyThe Yamato enters the Dark Nebula and is attacked by hidden ships.
Low drones, bass figures, building to Dezarium theme on wordless male chorus/strings.  Reprise without chorus at 1:27.  At 1:57 a new synth texture appears, followed by theme on solo cello, then celli, return of male chorus.
12 2:44 Second Lieutenant Kihman
(later renamed Alphon)
During the raid on the Double Nucleus bomb, Yuki and Alphon have a face to face showdown.
Alphon's theme on ac. guitar, developed, eventually joined by harp.


Be Forever Yamato Music Collection Part 2
(Full or partial tracks 6, 8, and 9, were used in the film.  Tracks 10-14 are bonus tracks from Yamato Choral and Piano Suites.  This release functions as a kind of "Be Forever Yamato Symphonic Suite", since much of it is basically medleys and rearrangements of film cues.)
Trk Dur Title Themes
1 8:38 Be Forever Yamato - Dedicated to
Sasha (Mio)
Medley with piano concerto ending:
0:00: High melody figure, variations of Yamato motif on high winds, trumpet, cello, leading to choir joining.  Wind/brass figures follow
1:47: Reunion theme (from Yamato: The New Voyage).
2:22: Uptempo Sasha theme variations with Yamato/Reunion motifs in winds.
3:01 Sasha theme in strings, modulating.
3:26: Suspense textures from film beginning mixed with Sasha, Dark Nebula, Yamato themes.
4:27: Parting theme (from Yamato: The New Voyage) in strings.
5:27: Sasha theme featured in high winds/strings ending in piano cadenza, solo, orchestra rejoins at end for big ending.
2 3:53 Battle For Earth Medley:
0:00: Surprise Attack of the Paratroops
1:01: Movement Begins At The Double Nucleus Bomb
2:29: Partisans, Finale
3 2:11 Disappointed Love Version of Tragic Love ending with extended violin solo at 1:27.
4 3:43 New Space II
(Double Galaxy)
Slightly shorter alternate version of Double Galaxy.
5 2:18 Two Who
Believe In Each Other
Love theme on solo piano, later joined by violin.
6 7:32 Collapse of the
Mother Planet
(Dezarium)
(Used in film)
(Medley of BGM 18-20, 28)
0:00: Earth, 200 Years Later (short): The Yamato warps and arrives at what appears to be Earth.
Danger accents, suspense figures, Ruins theme motifs
1:15: The Ruins: The bridge crew see video images of the pyramids, the Great Wall, the Statue of Liberty, Earth HQ, etc. (also when the Yamato crew inspect the "antiquities" in false Earth museum).
Ruins theme on male choir, drums, winds, harp.
2:07: Sada: Kodai leads a team to the surface, where they see a ghost town.  Sada greets them.
Low timpani accents, soon joined by mysterious figures/textures.
3:10: The Ruins (reprise): Sada takes the Yamato crew to meet Scaldart.
3:51: (alt of BGM 28): The Yamato fires the WMG, destroying the Grodez as well as the false Earth.
Churning action figures with Dark Nebula fragments, Dark Nebula theme on strings over brass/drums march, 
5:35: Scaldart removes his mask revealing himself to be a Dark Nebulan.  The silhouette of a mutating female ghost screams as the planet melts away to reveal the inner mechanical planet of Dezarium.
Dark synth textures, high Dark Nebula theme on synth/female voice over swooping low synth line, becoming atonal over a heartbeat, Dark Nebula theme in thick synth harmony.
7 2:37 Mio's March 0:00: Uptempo, comic synth-driven march version of Sasha theme, B theme
0:52: Seductive "Gypsy" arrangement of A theme on violin and pizz strings, hints with Yamato motif
1:42: Synth march A theme repeat
8 7:48 The Decisive Battle
(3rd segment
used in film)
Extended rerecording of Yamato's Decisive Battle
0:00: Yamato fanfare, action cues based on Yamato main theme motifs.
1:18: Heavy synths on Dark Nebula theme
2:01: Action music resumes with Dark Nebula motifs
2:49: The Crystal City starts firing missiles at the Yamato:  slower Yamato motifs, violin over tremolo strings
3:34: Brass cues more action figures
4:30: Somber strings with hints of Sasha/Tragic Love themes
5:22: Tension figures, explosion SFX, big chords
6:17: Choral groups briefly enter followed by other soloists, ending on Dark Nebula theme blended with Yamato motif.
9 4:18 Birth of a
New Galaxy
(used in film)
0:00: After destroying Dezarium, the Yamato warps out, leaving behind a new galaxy.:
New Space: Synths, wordless female vocal theme.
1:21: After Dezarium's destruction, Sasha appears in space, and after saying thanks and farewell, joins Starsha's spirit in space (also End credits).
Birth of a New Galaxy extended: Anthemic theme on chorus, picked up by brass, B theme, A theme with full orchestra/drums/choir, B theme (w/o choir), A (modulated, no choir), A (choir rejoins)

     There are still just a few items leftover from the BGM and Eternal Edition releases of Be Forever Yamato music which are not included on the first round of Sound Almanac releases.  However several (but not all AFAIK) can be found on the recent Sound Almanac Music Addendum, noted (*) below:
 Additional Tracks
BFY BGM 14 1:16 Double Galaxy (edit of 2nd part of BFY BGM 13 (below).
BFY BGM 23 3:39 Wounded Soldier: (alt. version) lush string theme over rhythmic piano chords, leading into a funeral march with harp.  Oboe interlude at 1:05, followed by recap, coda.
BFY BGM 9 3:45 Dark Star Cluster Empire: low textures/synth/timpani, joined by Dark Nebula theme on high synth, eventually with sparsely-placed brass ornaments and cymbals (*).
BFY BGM 13 3:16 New Space~Double Galaxy (*):
0:00: Strummed harp/piano arpeggios/synth, high theme on tremolo violins, harp/piano with string glissandi and subtle brass figures
2:00: Universe Spreading Into Infinity on choir/orchestra.
BFY BGM 20 2:17 Mio's Happiness: Sasha A theme on ac. guitar/piano, violin/rhythm & strings, B theme on flute/rhythm, A theme led by piano, B theme on violins, recap with guitar/piano, etc. (*).
E.E. 6 12 2:08 (Return to the Yamato)/Succession of the Soul (1:28, alt. version with less reverb and leaner orchestration).
E.E. 6 13 2:46 Pendant of Stars (song with vocal).
E.E. 6 22 3:58 Second Lieutenant Kihman (MC Pt.1 12, extended solo acoustic guitar section)



     Below is a rundown of the contents of the Eternal Edition 6 CD which contains all of the new music cues used in the Be Forever Yamato film in edited and chronological order (in a change from previous Eternal Editions, retracked cues from previous productions are not included).  The Eternal Edition is nice to have because one can follow the film in chronological order, even though some cues are edited (indicated by * in the 4th column).  This makes both the EE and SA releases different listening experiences, each with their own charms.

Be Forever Yamato Eternal Edition File 6
Trk Dur Title SA Version Film Sequence
1 1:03 Premonition Of Evil BFY:BGM 1 A large mechanical object travels through the Solar System towards Earth.
0:42 Premonition Of Misfortune BFY:BGM 2 In space on a patrol, Kodai loses contact with the Mars base.
0:52 Missile Attack Fails BFY:BGM 24* Missiles are launched from Earth to destroy the approaching Double Nucleus bomb but they fail.
0:25 The Enormous Double Nucleus Bomb BFY:BGM 3 The Double Nucleus bomb approaches and hovers over Earth.
2 2:03 Movement Begins At The Double Nucleus Bomb BFY:BGM 4* The Double Nucleus bomb lands and soldiers surround it.
3 1:03 Surprise Attack of the Paratroopers BFY:BGM 5 Space paratroopers descend and take over the city.
4 2:01 Dark Star Cluster Empire BFY:MC1.8 More artillery descends (Patrol Tanks, Tripods, etc…).  Earth fights back but weapons are ineffective.  The unmanned Earth fleet is sent out.
5 2:21 Unmanned Fleet is Destroyed  BFY:BGM 7 The automated space fleet is destroyed; the EDF commander gives Yuki a note for Kodai, who is expected to soon land at the spaceport.
6 3:13 Two Who Love One Another BFY:MC1.4 Kodai meets Yuki at the airport after he lands.  She gives him orders to reassemble the Yamato crew and rendezvous with Sanada at Icarus.
7 2:36 Wounded Soldiers BFY:MC1.5 At Hero's Hill, the Yamato crew gather, and attempt to contact Sanada at the Icarus asteroid base.
8 1:28 Escape BFY:BGM 8 The Yamato crew attempt to steal a ship to escape from Dark Nebula soldiers and rendezvous with Sanada in space.
9 1:47 Tragic Love BFY:BGM 9 Yuki is hit by gunfire and fails to escape with the others.
10 1:55 Second Lieutenant Alfon BFY:BGM 23 Alphon discovers Yuki injured at the spaceport.  The Dark Nebula Empire gives terms to Earth's government.
11 3:46 Double Nucleus Bomb BFY:MC1.3 The EDF Commander is about to be executed, but Kodai's brother Mamoru sacrifices himself to help the Commander escape.
12 1:30 Yamato Again BFY:BGM 10 Kodai and the Yamato crew arrive at the Yamato's bridge, hidden inside Icarus.
0:39 Succession of the Soul BFY:BGM 11* Kodai meets the new Cosmo Tiger pilot Shiro, Kato's younger brother.
13 2:46 Pendant of Stars
(Movie Version)
EE6 13 The Yamato leaves the Solar System, and the crew salutes.
14 2:08 Sasha · Happiness BFY:MC1.9* Mio reveals to Kodai that she is actually Sasha, the baby girl from Yamato The New Voyage.
15 1:58 Yamato Proceeds Through Unknown Space BFY:MC1.2 Kodai leads the Cosmo Tigers in an attack on a Dark Nebula space base.
16 3:20 Black Galaxy BFY:MC1.11* The Yamato enters the Dark Nebula and is attacked by hidden ships.
17 2:25 Kodai's Encounter (with Mio) BFY:BGM 12 Kodai tells Sasha that she reminds him of Yuki (also previously tracked when Sanada presents Mio (Sasha) as a new bridge member).
18 2:38 Dark Nebula BFY:BGM 16 The Yamato enters the passage through the Dark Nebula.
19 3:39 Double Galaxy BFY:BGM 17* The Yamato emerges on the other side of the Dark Nebula to see the Double Gravity Galaxy.
20 3:53 Earth - 200 Years Later/
The Ruins/Sada/
The Ruins (reprise)
BFY:MC2.6* The Yamato warps and arrives at what appears to be Earth.  The bridge crew see video images of the pyramids, the Great Wall, the Statue of Liberty, Earth HQ, etc. (also later when the Yamato crew inspect the "antiquities" in false Earth museum).  Kodai leads a team to the surface, where they see a ghost town.  Sada greets them.  
21 3:01 Dreadnaught "Grotez" BFY:BGM 24 When leaving the "future Earth", the Yamato is pursued by the ship Grodez, while at the same time, the crew realize that they have been tricked and head back to the false Earth.
22 3:58 Showdown of Destiny ~
Second Lieutenant Alfon and Yuki
BFY:MC1.12* During the raid on the Double Nucleus bomb, Yuki and Alphon have a face to face showdown.
23 1:44 Collapse of the
Mother Planet
BFY:MC2.6* The Yamato fires the WMG, destroying the Grodez as well as the false Earth.
1:53 Dezarium BFY:MC2.6* Scaldart removes his mask revealing himself to be a Dark Nebulan.  The silhouette of a mutating female ghost screams as the planet melts away to reveal the inner mechanical planet of Dezarium.
24 2:37 The Tides Of Battle BFY:BGM 29 Yuki contacts the Yamato and tells them that she has defused the bomb detonator on Earth.  Meanwhile, Sasha defuses the 2nd detonator on Dezarium and tells the Yamato to attack.
25 2:28 Yamato's Decisive Battle BFY:BGM 30 Sasha opens the southern gate and the Yamato enters a channel to the center of Dezarium.
26 0:44 The Crystal City BFY:BGM 31 Kodai and the crew see the Crystal City at the heart of Dezarium.
0:48 The Decisive Battle BFY:MC2.8* The Crystal City starts firing missiles at the Yamato.
2:12 The Parting of Sasha (Mio) BFY:BGM 32 Kodai and Sanada hesitate to fire the WMG because of Sasha.  Sasha appears on the screen and is shot by Scaldart.
27 4:18 Birth of a New Galaxy BFY:MC2.9 After destroying Dezarium, the Yamato warps out, leaving behind a new galaxy.  Sasha appears in space, and after saying thanks and farewell, joins Starsha's spirit in space (also End credits).

Other Resources/Links
     For more detail (and I mean MUCH more) on the music of Yamato, it's highly recommended to check out CosmoDNA, far and away the best website and news source on all things Space Battleship Yamato. On one of my other blogs (Ed Quits Smoking), I also have a complete synopsis guide to the various Space Battleship Yamato TV series and films.  The previous entries in this blog's  "Music of Space Battleship Yamato" series are:
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