IMDb > Shin kaitei gunkan (1998)

Shin kaitei gunkan (1998) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.3/10   46 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Shin kaitei gunkan on IMDbPro.
Our Armed Forces Are Helpless, The World's Navies Destroyed!Now, Our Only Hope Is The Secret Weapon Never Used In World War II!
In 1932, the Japanese Army investigates a mysterious meteorite crash in Manchuria, and discovers a strange... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Engage the bow drill! Full speed ahead! See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)
Aaron Krohn ... Go Arisake (voice)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Annette (as Amanda Winn)

Tiffany Grant ... Avatar (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Jeff Campbell ... UN Recruit 1, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Laura Chapman ... Newswoman (voice: English version)
Angel Fisher ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jeff Gardner ... UN Recruit 2, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Matt Greenfield ... Young Tachibana, Milias, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Todd Greenfield ... Daniel (voice: English version)
Tiffani Harris ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Allison Keith ... Sabra, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jason Lee ... Stoner (voice)
Tristan MacAvery ... Old Tachibana, Admiral Bogart, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Rob Mungle ... (voice)
Rick Peeples ... Doc, Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Richard Peeples)
Marcy Rae ... Shino Arisaka, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Lorraine Reyes ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Dan Rockwell ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Doug Smith ... Hino, Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Mikoshiba, Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kurt Stoll ... (voice)
Brett Weaver ... Young Kageyama, Adjutant, Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Directed by
Kazuyoshi Katayama 
Amanda Winn Lee (English language version) (as Amanda Winn)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Engage the bow drill! Full speed ahead!, 4 August 1999
Author: Pete Siekierski ( 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...

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (1 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Shin kaitei gunkan (1998)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Transformers Avatar The Thin Red Line Tora! Tora! Tora! Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Animation section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.