在大和號快要沉沒，艦長宣佈棄船的時候，說"It’s a great shame…"，內田和森協叫神尾逃生，說要"we want you to live!"
“The film steers well clear of overly political and historical commentary and focuses on the young sailors and their loved ones. The hardship of the Japanese in the second world war was not unlike any other nations’ peoples’ hardship. Their loved ones went to war and never returned; they lost their livelihoods and what they loved; they were powerless to the whims of their leaders.
This film shows People. People in tragic times. People fighting for their loves and their lives. Whether it is Yamato, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line, Brotherhood, Stone’s trilogy, Eastwood’s duo of films, etc, it comes down to people trying to live. So many people have used their reviews to damn the gov’t of the Showa period, to damn Bushido or to damn Shinto. I ask you, what is the point of doing so for a film that strove so hard to sever all of those things away in favour of a human story?" —A powerful film that really drives home the humanity of war
“In many respects this film is not only based on the realities of battle (which are really just the backdrop) but on the real life realities of war and on being a young man in the Japanese Imperial Navy in 1944-1945. " —Very powerful film, and revolutionary, too