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Silent Service Live-Action Series Trailer Reveals New Scenes

The certified Japanese YouTube avenue for Amazon Prime Video initiated a novel trailer viewing this Friday for Chinmoku no Kantai Season 1: Tokyowan Daikaisen (Silent Service Period 1: Tokyo Bay’s Great Naval Battle). It’s the live-action continuation series of the motion picture adaptation of Kaiji Kawaguchi‘s manga The Silent Service. New scenes, subsequent to the film’s narrative, are demonstrated in the trailer.

Image sourced from Prime Video Japan’s Twitter profile

The series premieres February 9, offering the initial six episodes. February 16 sees the release of episodes seven and eight. Amazon’s declaration made clear that the program would be accessible for streaming globally. Content contained in the movie will be covered by the first four episodes, but they will additionally introduce scenes not previously depicted in the film. Sequel narratives will be unrolled in episodes 5-8.

The series’ protagonist Shiro Kaieda is enacted by Takao Osawa, also known for his roles in live-action renditions of Sky High, Tsukiji Uogashi Sandaime. In addition to his acting role, Osawa is a producer for the series.

The motion picture opened to audiences in Japan on September 29, vending 274,000 tickets and amassing 370,136,800 yen (around US$2.46 million) in just three days. The live-action film was produced by Takao Osawa along with Shinzō Matsuhashi, directed by Kōhei Yoshino, with the script written by Hikaru Takai. Renowned singer Adovocals accompanied the B’z band on the film’s theme song “Dignity.” The same song will also echo as the series’ theme.

In the storyline, Shiro Kaieda is appointed captain of Japan’s maiden nuclear submarine – a clandestine venture built in collaboration with the United States. However, he along with his crew of 76 members disregard superior instructions leading to a narrative that explores grave themes of atomic warfare, international diplomacy, and global peace.

Kawaguchi (known for works such as Eagle, Kūbo Ibuki) serialized the manga in Kodansha‘s Morning magazine from the years 1988 to 1996. The manga then saw its transformation into a television anime courtesy of Sunrise in 1996. Again, in the years 1997 and 1998, Sunrise developed the manga into a two-part original video anime. Central Park Media had subsequently released the anime for audiences on videotape and subsequently DVD.

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