The official website for Amazon‘s live-action film of Kaiji Kawaguchi‘s 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 , ) will play protagonist Shiro Kaieda.
The other cast members include:
- Hiroshi Tamaki as Hiroshi Fukamachi
- Aya Ueto as Hiromi Ichigaya
- Tomoya Nakamura as Sōshi Irie
- Yosuke Eguchi as Wataru Unabara
- Asami Mizuka as Takako Hayami
- Yūsuke Santamaria as Eiichi Nanba
- Aoi Nakamura as Eiji Yamanaka
- Takashi Sasano as Toshi Takegami
- Yui Natsukawa as Hitomi Sonezaki
- Yoshi Sakō as Seiji Kageyama
- Isao Hashizume as Daigo Unabara
- Aleks Paunovic as Logan Steiger
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 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 (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 , which he also drew in Kodansha‘s magazine until 2009.
Viz Media published Kawaguchi’s political manga in North America. Central Park Media released the naval anime special inspired by Kawaguchi’s manga, and Geneon Entertainment (USA) released the television anime.
Kawaguchi and Shinji Makari ended their Sagara ~S no Dōsotai~ (Sagara ~The S Allotrope~) in 2021. The manga launched in Magazine in 2018.
Sources: live-action film’s website, Comic Natalie