The official website for Amazon‘s live-action film of Kaiji Kawaguchi‘s anime“>The Silent Service manga unveiled a new trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer highlights combat scenes between the U.S. Seventh Fleet and the rogue Seabat submarine.
Takao Osawa (live-action anime“>Sky High, anime“>Tsukiji Uogashi Sandaime) will play protagonist Shiro Kaieda.
The other cast members include:
Osawa and Shinzō Matsuhashi are producing the live-action film, Kōhei Yoshino is directing, and Hikaru Takai wrote the script. The film will premiere in TOHO theaters throughout Japan on September 29. B’z, with singer Ado as vocalist, are contributing the film’s theme song “Dignity.”
In the story, Shiro Kaieda is appointed the captain of Japan’s first nuclear submarine, jointly built by Japan and the United States in top secret. However, he and his 76 crew members go rogue in this story that delves into themes of nuclear war, international politics, and world peace.
Kawaguchi serialized the manga in Kodansha‘s anime“>Morning magazine from 1988 to 1996. The manga already inspired a television anime special from Sunrise in 1996, followed by Sunrise‘s two-part original video anime from 1997 to 1998. Central Park Media offered the anime on videotape and later DVD.
Kawaguchi and journalist Osamu Eya‘s anime“>Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga ended in December 2019. The series launched in 2014.
Kawaguchi ended his Zipang: Shinsō Kairyū manga in November 2017. The manga is unrelated to his earlier time-traveling war manga anime“>Zipang, which he also drew in Kodansha‘s anime“>Morning magazine until 2009.
Viz Media published Kawaguchi’s political manga anime“>Eagle in North America. Central Park Media released the naval anime special anime“>The Silent Service inspired by Kawaguchi’s manga, and Geneon Entertainment (USA) released the anime“>Zipang television anime.
Kawaguchi and Shinji Makari ended their Sagara ~S no Dōsotai~ (Sagara ~The S Allotrope~) in 2021. The manga launched in anime“>Morning Magazine in 2018.
Sources: anime“>The Silent Service live-action film’s website, Comic Natalie