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Director:
Writers:
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (screenplay)
Shunrô Oshikawa (novel) ...
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Release Date:
11 March 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Ride the JUGGERNAUT of destruction from the depths of the Seven Seas to the Outer Limits of Space! See more »
Plot:
Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fun loopy movie starring a submarine! See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Tadao Takashima ... Commercial Photographer Susumu Hatanaka
Yôko Fujiyama ... Makoto Jinguji, the Captain's Daughter
Yû Fujiki ... Yoshito Nishibe
Kenji Sahara ... Uoto Unno - Journalist / Mu Agent
Ken Uehara ... Retired Admiral Kusumi
Hiroshi Koizumi ... Detective Itô
Jun Tazaki ... Captain Hachiro Jinguji
Yoshifumi Tajima ... Tome 'Amano' Amanoshome
Akihiko Hirata ... Mu Agent #23
Hideyo Amamoto ... High Priest of Mu
Susumu Fujita ... Defense Commander
Minoru Takada ... Government Official
Hisaya Itô ... Shindo, Kidnapped Scientist
Ikio Sawamura ... Taxi Driver
Tetsuko Kobayashi ... Empress of Mu
Akemi Kita ... Rimako - Sneezing Model
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Nadao Kirino ... Kidnapped Scientist
Shin Ôtomo ... Government Official
Haruya Sakamoto
Tetsu Nakamura ... Warship Captain
Yutaka Nakayama ... Sailor
Mitsuo Tsuda
Kôji Uno ... Police Officer
Sadako Amemiya ... Memoko - Girl in Susumu's Studio
Rinsaku Ogata
Hideo Ôtsuka
Yutaka Oka ... Man on Bus
Yukihiko Gondô ... Military Official
Shôichi Hirose ... Mu Henchman
Katsumi Tezuka ... Mu Henchman
Takuzô Kumagai (as Jirô Kumagai)
Yasuzô Ogawa ... Mu Henchman Beside High Priest of Mu
Shirô Tsuchiya
Wataru Ômae ... Police Officer
Toshio Miura
Masayoshi Kawabe
Hiroshi Akitsu
Hideo Shibuya
Keisuke Yamada
Shinjirô Hirota
Keisuke Yamaji
Kuniyoshi Kashima
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Osman Yusuf ... Muan Submarine Crewman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (screenplay)

Shunrô Oshikawa (novel "Kaitei gunkan")

Shigeru Komatsuzaki  novel "Kaitei okaku/The Undersea Kingdom"

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
 
Film Editing by
Ryôhei Fujii 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôji Kajita .... chief assistant director
 
Art Department
Shigeru Komatsuzaki .... conceptual artist
 
Sound Department
Minoru Kaneyama .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Teruyoshi Nakano .... assistant director of special effects
Eiji Tsuburaya .... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe .... special effects set direction
 
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... director of special effects photography
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Yukio Manoda .... special effects camera assistant
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... matte photography
Sokei Tomioka .... director of special effects photography
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter (USA release)
James H. Nicholson .... presenter (USA release)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kaitei gunkan" - Japan (original title)
"Atoragon" - Japan (English title) (promotional title)
"Undersea Battleship" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
94 min | USA:89 min (English dubbed version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was reportedly director 'Ishiro Honda' and special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya who decided to give Manda a dragon-like appearance because 1964 would be the year of the dragon.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In some of the scenes were Atragon (aka. Gotengo) is flying, the strings holding the model are visible.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Hachiro Jinguji:Let her go. Let her die with her nation.See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Fun loopy movie starring a submarine!, 2 March 2001
Author: Glenn Andreiev (gandreiev@aol.com) from Huntington, NY

ATRAGON (1963, aka KAITEI GUNKAN) is a fun, fast paced sci-fi action thriller by the Japanese makers and stars of the Godzilla series. It seems the undersea kingdom of Mu wants to reclaim their rule on Earth. It's up to a plucky cheesecake photographer (Tadao Takashima) and a self-exiled WW2 Japanese Naval officer (Jun Tazaki) to stop them. There are laps of logic, which kind of add to the fun, and some well staged sequences. Film gets especially silly when the undersea Mu empire sends the Japanese Government an 8mm film explaining Mu's history and plans. This little film has optical titles, a narration, the works. Does this undersea kingdom have a film production unit complete with a film processing lab? Giddy fun here. ]

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