Shin Kaitei Gunkan

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Synonyms: Super Atragon, The New Submarine Battleship
Japanese: 新海底軍艦


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1995 to Aug 1, 1996
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.111 (scored by 536536 users)
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Ranked: #78022
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Popularity: #9588
Members: 1,622
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Moments after an atomic bomb falls over Hiroshima, a secret Japanese submarine sails into battle against its American counterpart, and both are lost to history. Some fifty years later, a special UN task force sent to investigate unusual phenomena in Antarctica is threatened by a mysterious black cylinder.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director, Storyboard
Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Character Design
Araki, Hideki
Key Animation
Saitou, Hisashi
Key Animation


Opening Theme

"Theme of the Undersea Battleship" by Masamichi Amano

Ending Theme

"Launch into the Unknown" by Masamichi Amano

Oct 24, 2011
Aroukar (All reviews)
Before I saw Blue Submarine No. 6. I remember watching a very similar anime. The basic similarity was in that both shows feature prominently an indefeatable battleship, and an equally indefatigable crew. However, Shin Kaitei Gunkan is different in that it is significantly older, and other historical themes play a more important role. For example, the titular submarine, is a symbol of Japanese nationalism during World War II, in the same way, that the antagonist's battleship, the Liberty, is an expression of perceived American imperialism. In any case, despite these strong echoes from the past, it is a highly enjoyable read more

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