Heartwarming / Space Battleship Yamato

  • In episode 8 of 2199, Commander Shultz sacrifices his life in an attempt to destroy Yamato. As a reward for his bravery, Dessler decrees that Shultz's and his entire crews' families are to be given honorary status as pureblooded Gamilas.
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