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Our Armed Forces Are Helpless, The World's Navies Destroyed!Now, Our Only Hope Is The Secret Weapon Never Used In World War II!
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In 1932, the Japanese Army investigates a mysterious meteorite crash in Manchuria, and discovers a strange... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Aaron Krohn ... Go Arisaka / Masashi Hyuga (voice: English version)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Annette / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Amanda Winn)

Tiffany Grant ... Avatar / Young Go / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Rob Mungle ... Magane Hyuga (voice: English version)
Rick Peeples ... Mitsugu Kageyama / Doc / Chief / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Robert Peeples and Richard Peeples and Rick Peeples)
Brett Weaver ... Young Kageyama / Adjutant / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jason Lee ... Stoner / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tristan MacAvery ... Elder Tachibana / Admiral Bogart / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Marcy Rae ... Shino Arisaka / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Allison Keith ... Sabra / Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Doug Smith ... Hino / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kurt Stoll ... Yoshioka / Takano (voice: English version)

Jeff Campbell ... UN Recruit 1 / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jeff Gardner ... UN Recruit 2 / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Todd Greenfield ... Daniel Hamada (voice: English version)

Charles Campbell ... Island Controller (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Ichiro Mikoshiba / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Laura Chapman ... Newswoman (voice: English version)
Angel Fisher ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tiffani Harris ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Tiffany Harris)
Lorraine Reyes ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Dan Rockwell ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tomokazu Seki ... Go Arisaka (voice: Japanese version)
Junko Iwao ... Annette (voice: Japanese version)
Kikuko Inoue ... Avatar / Satomi Arisaka (voice: Japanese version)
Tetsurô Sagawa ... Magane Hyuga (voice: Japanese version) (as Tetsurou Sagawa)
Kouji Shimizu ... Mitsugu Kageyama (voice: Japanese version)
Shinsuke Chikaishi ... Koutarou Nishimura (voice: Japanese version)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... Storner (voice: Japanese version)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Masayoshi Tachibana (voice: Japanese version) (as Norio Ootsuka)
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Masashi Hyuga (voice: Japanese version)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Young Mitsugu (voice: Japanese version)
Masara Takashima ... Shino Arisaka (voice: Japanese version)
Rin Mizuhara ... Saib (voice: Japanese version)
Takehiro Murozono ... Milias (voice: Japanese version)
Kazunobu Chiba ... Hino (voice: Japanese version)
Koji Ochiai ... Yoshioka (voice: Japanese version) (as Kouji Ochiai)
Kaori Yuasa ... Young Go (voice: Japanese version)
Hiroki Takahashi ... Ichiro Mikoshiba (voice: Japanese version)
Kazuya Ichijô ... Admiral Bogart (voice: Japanese version) (as Kazuya Ichijou)
Iwao Takamine ... Elder Tachibana / Island Controller (voice: Japanese version) (as Gen Takamine and Iwao Takaiwa)
Masato Hijikata ... Takano (voice: Japanese version)
Hideaki Ono ... Chief (voice: Japanese version)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ... Daniel Hamada (voice: Japanese version) (as Kiyoyuki Harita)
Kunihiko Yasui ... Announcer (voice: Japanese version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Greenfield ... Young Tachibana, Milias, Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Directed by
Kazuyoshi Katayama 
Amanda Winn Lee (English language version) (as Amanda Winn)
 
Writing credits
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Nobuaki Kishima  writer
Shunrô Oshikawa  novel

Produced by
Tetsuhisa Yamada .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masamichi Amano 
 
Cinematography by
Yoshiaki Yasuhara 
 
Art Direction by
Akira Kotani 
 
Animation Department
Makoto Kobayashi .... mecha design
Masahito Yamashita .... animator
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko .... character designer
 

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Engage the bow drill! Full speed ahead!, 4 August 1999
Author: Pete Siekierski (psiekier@aol.com) from Texas, USA

I loved Shin Kaitei Gunkan (or "Super Atragon" as it is here in the states). How much cooler can you get than a submersible super-battleship with a big drill on the front, except maybe an 80-foot tall steam-powered tarantula?

The animation was superb, the plot was great, and the action was truly spectacular. I've seen it in both Japanese and English, and as much as I hate dubbing, the dubbed version was actually pretty watchable; plus, how about the musical score, huh? I guess we Poles have something else to contribute after all...

I give Super Atragon an 8 of 10 - a must-see for any fans of Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato.

Incidentally, does anybody besides me remember seeing a live-action version of Kaitei Gunkan? It just seems so familiar...

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