Back in the day, the anime version of Kaiji Kawaguchi’s The Silent Service manga was a perennial fixture on my local Blockbuster shelf. Now, 35 years after the manga first debuted, we’re finally getting a live-action adaptation.
The film, an Amazon original, will hit Japanese theaters on September 29 of this year.
It’s directed by Kohei Yoshino, written by Hikaru Takai and stars Takao Osawa, who’s also credited as one of the film’s producers.
The announcement came with a still of Osawa in the lead role as well as a short teaser trailer.
The Silent Service, which ran from 1988 to 1996, is about a secret nuclear submarine created jointly by the US and Japan whose crew declare their themselves to be an independent nation.