the stern captain of theYamato, utterly devoted to his mission
to save Earth from the Gamilus threat, even at the cost of his own life.
He is in fact dying, and becomes increasingly ill during the course of
the first season, but remains convinced that he will live to see his
home world again. He regards Susumu Kodai almost as a replacement for
the son he lost in battle, and sorely regrets his son's death in battle
at Pluto, along with the apparent death of Kodai's older brother,