You Only Live Twice

Continuity mistake: When Bond opens the crater cover, the ninjas attack. In one shot the ninjas are seen walking on the still-opening cover, but it is not moving.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In several shots during the final battle the crater cover is translucent. But if it is made of metal, it can't be translucent.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When an attempt to kill Bond by poison is made, a long string hangs from the ceiling. The drop of poison falls on Aki's lips. In the next shot, the string is gone. It would have taken time to pull up again, and it didn't fall on to the bed.

Jacob La Cour

Factual error: At the dock where Bond and Aki are investigating the Ning-Po, there are cylinders labeled as containing turpentine made by Osato Chemical, but which Bond figures out are really filled with liquid oxygen (LOX), presumably to be incorporated with rocket fuel in SPECTRE's mischievous meddling with other nations' spacecraft. To keep the LOX inside cold and liquid, the container needs to slowly vent oxygen to carry away heat which is constantly entering from outside. This venting would be visible as a stream of water vapor exiting a port, such as what's commonly seen leaking from the sides of rockets which are waiting on their launch pads. There is no such venting, which means the LOX inside will no longer be LOX by the time it gets to where it's going.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Aki are attacked at the docks in Kobe, Bond tells Aki to go and contact Tanaka. Aki then runs to a rope to let herself down to ground level again. When she grabs the rope her long straight hair reaches down to the middle of her back, yet when the shot changes to her starting to climb down, her hair changes in structure and only reaches down to her shoulders. Clearly a stuntwoman wearing a wig. (00:43:30)

DapperDan

Continuity mistake: In the sequence in which Bond and Aki are being chased by the black sedan, they pass a corner with a sign that reads: "Detour, road under construction" with a red arrow above pointing in two directions. They turn right at the next corner and turn again at the same corner with the same road sign. This second time the scene cuts sooner but it is the same corner. The shot was used twice. (00:39:45)

DapperDan

Continuity mistake: As Bond leaves the building of Osato Chemical and Engineering, a black sedan with gunmen is slowly following close behind. Aki, who had been waiting for Bond, tells him to "get down" just in time to avoid the bullets which cause clouds of brown dust as they hit the concrete wall right behind Bond. The scene cuts to a shot in which we see the sedan speed by, but the clouds of dust have completely disappeared. When the scene cuts back to Bond the dust clouds are there again. (00:39:15)

DapperDan

Continuity mistake: In the sequence showing the black sedan being lifted up by the helicopter, the number of driving lanes changes too rapidly between the shots. When the helicopter is approaching the sedan is driving on a highway with at least four lanes. Right in the next shot it is lifted off a road with only two lanes. In the shot from the helicopter we can see the white Toyota on a highway with four lanes, and the shots out of Aki's Toyota show a rather narrow country road ahead that doesn't even have any markings whatsoever. (00:40:45)

DapperDan

Continuity mistake: When Bond is attacked by the ninja while he is training to be a ninja, Bond grabs the staff with the knife at the end, flips the ninja and stabs him on the left side of his lower back, but when it cuts to the next wide shot, it shows all the blood on the front of the ninja's training top. The only way there should be blood there was if the blade penetrated from the back and out the front, but the blade wasn't anywhere near long enough to go completely through a body.

poehitman

Continuity mistake: When Bond is investigating the Ning-Po at the shipyard, he is surrounded by workers carrying tools as weapons. One of them is holding a tire-iron like tool with one hand. The shot changes to behind him and he is now gripping it with both hands.

Guy

Continuity mistake: When Aki runs from the warehouse towards the rope the lower her down there are two ships on the river in the background. In the next clip they are gone.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When the Russian rocket is launched the command module at its tip has the same shape as the American space craft. But when seen up close the Russian command module has a very different shape.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond jumps from the roof of the warehouse in Kobe both his shirt cuffs are outside his jacket sleeves. He starts correcting the right cuff, then there is a cut to the next scene and here he is still correcting his right cuff, but his left cuff is now inside the jacket sleeve.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Aki park in front of Henderson's hotel, the hotel entrance is to the right of the car, but when they walk into the hotel the car points the opposite way.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond is taken to Osato chemicals by the hired thug, right after the thug takes off his mask and they start to fight, the mask falls off onto the couch Bond was laying on, but when the thug goes to flip Bond onto the orange rug, the mask is now lying on the floor next to the couch, then afterwards (when Bond goes to pick up his trusty Walther PPK after setting off the alarm) the mask is lying on the couch again. (00:24:30 - 00:27:40)

Plot hole: If a fake burial at sea and a picture in the newspaper was enough to convince Bond's enemies that he was dead, was it really necessary to have him shot at in the bed at the beginning? We learn later that the girl he was with was part of the fake death (and probably the gunmen too) so couldn't Bond's people have just started with the newspaper and burial at sea to begin with rather than risking his life in the process?

jbrbbt

Factual error: The room where Bond cracks the safe to steal some documents, there is a solid automatic door to enter the room. However right next to it, the wall is thin as paper (Japanese Shoji paper). It makes no sense to put a safe in a room like this or secure it with such a solid door when burglars just can walk through the walls. It's not armored milk glass or similar - during Bond's fight with the Japanese driver he already smashed one of these "walls" inside the room.

Goekhan

Revealing mistake: Every time Blofeld's rocket is shown approaching the American capsule near the end of the movie look closely at the screen. When we see the rocket on the closed-circuit screens you can tell it's a badly superimposed image because you can see the stars passing by behind it.

jbrbbt

Plot hole: When Bond and the other astronaut try to make their way onto the rocket Blofeld has them captured, and he tells Bond "no astronaut would have entered the capsule with his air conditioner." If so, the real astronaut that was helping Bond would have realised this mistake himself.

jbrbbt

Tiger Tanaka: I must say I am disappointed with the ease with which I could pull you in. The one thing my honourable mother taught me long ago was never to get into a car with a strange girl. But you, I'm afraid, will get into anything. With any girl.

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Trivia: Akiko Wakabayashi (Aki) couldn't drive a car. In the sequence outside Osata's office, the illusion of her driving was created by six strong crewmembers pulling the car with a cable.

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