Intense Silent Service Film Trailer Showcases Rival Captains

(Last Updated On: June 16, 2023)

On Friday, the official website of Amazon’s live-action adaptation of Kaiji Kawaguchi’s manga, The Silent Service, unveiled a captivating new trailer for the film. The teaser introduces the contrasting leaders: Shiro Kaieda, commander of the renegade Sea Bat nuclear submarine, and Hiroshi Fukamachi, captain of a Japanese destroyer relentlessly chasing after the Sea Bat.

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As previously stated, Takao Osawa (known for his roles in the live-action films Sky High and Tsukiji Uogashi Sandaime) has been cast as the lead character, Shiro Kaieda.

Intense Silent Service cast

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 team up to produce the highly anticipated live-action film. The talented Kōhei Yoshino takes the director’s seat, while the script is masterfully crafted by Hikaru Takai. Mark your calendars, as this captivating movie will premiere on September 29 in TOHO theaters across Japan.

Intense Silent Service

The story revolves around Shiro Kaieda, who is entrusted with the captaincy of Japan’s groundbreaking nuclear submarine, developed jointly by Japan and the United States under utmost secrecy. However, in this gripping narrative, he and his 76 crew members deviate from their mission, delving into the complexities of nuclear warfare, international politics, and the pursuit of world peace.

Kawaguchi’s manga had a successful run from 1988 to 1996 in Kodansha’s Morning magazine, captivating readers with its enthralling storyline. It later served as the inspiration for Sunrise’s anime special in 1996, followed by a two-part original video anime from 1997 to 1998. The anime, initially released on videotape by Central Park Media and later on DVD, garnered significant attention.

In December 2019, Kawaguchi concluded his collaboration with journalist Osamu Eya on the compelling manga titled Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki), a series that began in 2014, offering readers a unique perspective.

Separately, in November 2017, Kawaguchi wrapped up his engaging manga titled Zipang: Shinsō Kairyū, unrelated to his earlier time-traveling war manga Zipang, which captivated readers in Kodansha’s Morning magazine until 2009.

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Viz Media played a pivotal role in introducing Kawaguchi’s influential political manga Eagle to North American audiences. Central Park Media took charge of releasing the naval anime special The Silent Service, which drew inspiration from Kawaguchi’s manga. Additionally, Geneon Entertainment (USA) released the Zipang television anime, adding to the franchise’s popularity.

Most recently, in 2021, Kawaguchi and Shinji Makari concluded their joint venture titled Sagara S no Dōsotai (Sagara The S Allotrope), a manga that debuted in Morning Magazine in 2018, captivating readers with its compelling narrative.


Sources | The Silent Service live-action film’s websiteComic Natalie

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Mizo Lalthanmawia, from Mizoram, is a K-pop and K-drama fan who channels her passion for Korean culture into her part-time writing, aiming to captivate readers with her stories just as she's been captivated by Korean art.

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