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The Great War of Archimedes (2019)

Arukimedesu no taisen (original title)
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In 1933, a young naval officer and math prodigy uncovers a conspiracy regarding the construction of Japanese warships for the ongoing World War 2.


Takashi Yamazaki


Norifusa Mita (manga), Takashi Yamazaki (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Jun Kunimura ... Osami Nagano
Minami Hamabe ... Kyoko Ozaki
Min Tanaka ... Tadamichi Hirayama
Masaki Suda ... Major Tadashi Kai
Tasuku Emoto ... Second Lt. Shojiro Tanaka
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Sekizo Uno
Hôshi Ishida Hôshi Ishida
Tsurube Shôfukutei Tsurube Shôfukutei ... Kiyoshi Osato
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume ... Shigetaro Shizuma
Hiroshi Tachi ... Isoroku Yamamoto
Ken'ichi Yajima ... Tomekichi Ozaki
Katsuya Kobayashi Katsuya Kobayashi ... Mineo Osumi
Hajime Yamazaki ... Yoshio Fujioka


It is the early 1930s and the command of the Japanese Imperial Navy determines to construct the world's biggest and most formidable battleship, Yamato. One of the admirals, Yamamoto Isoroku, disagrees. He recruits the upstart and mathematics' expert Tadashi Kai who discovers there are discrepancies between the official cost estimates and the actual figures. They soon find out that they have stumbled upon a conspiracy. Written by aghaemi

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Action | Drama | Mystery | War

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a historical drama?? or a new push from the right
1 September 2020 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

In the time after the japanese/russian war japan became more and more isolated and nationalistic until the fascistera inevitably took hold as a popular wind took hold after the great depression and the great build up. for japan to evolve strength had to look elsewhere for resources to manage the job, a great navy where needed for this expansion policy and this film is about this.

its a officers behind eachother back-talking and stabbing eachother what would be best and most effective. its the generals and the plutocrats and an emperor that in these days where ''god''to the japanese people.

as a tech product there are lots of good input but also some pretty artificial looking vfx and cgi's, but its allright if you put the strongest glasses on to blur the edges.

if you are in for a warfilm you will be disapointed, otherwise its viewable for a grumpy old man

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26 July 2019 (Japan) See more »

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