Shin Kaitei Gunkan

Super Atragon

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The New Submarine Battleship
Japanese: 新海底軍艦
English: Super Atragon
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1995 to Aug 1, 1996
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.061 (scored by 10061,006 users)
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Ranked: #92212
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Popularity: #10591
Members: 2,584
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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.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Theme of the Undersea Battleship" by Masamichi Amano

Ending Theme

"Launch into the Unknown" by Masamichi Amano


May 21, 2024
Super Atragon is an impressive mid-90s OVA with a genuinely stunning level of production quality, but a distinct drop in quality by the second half. Beginning with the story, we are presented with a tale of bizarre, otherworldly forces, wreathed in military strategy. The first half hits the ground running, and makes one hell of an impression. It builds mystery, suspense, action, lore, and gore, balancing them all in such a way to get you immediately invested in the story. Though, this first episode isn't perfect, as it does feel like it's starting right in the middle of some other story with no context whatsoever. ...
Oct 24, 2011
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 ...

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