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Archimedes no Taisen Live-Action Film's Teaser Reveals July Opening

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New teaser visual also unveiled for film about battleship Yamato's construction

TOHO began streaming a teaser video for the live-action film adaptation of Norifusa Mita's Archimedes no Taisen (The Great War of Archimedes) manga on Wednesday. The video reveals the film's July 26 opening in Japan.

The staff also revealed a new teaser visual for the film.

Masaki Suda (right in picture below) is playing the main character Tadashi Kai. Takashi Yamazaki (Stand By Me Doraemon, left) is directing and scripting the film, as well as directing the visual effects for the film. The film opens in Japan in summer 2019.

Other cast members include:

Hiroshi Tachi as Isoroku Yamamoto, the key person who invites Kai to the navy.

min Tanaka as Tadamichi Hirayama, the naval architect who planned the construction of the battleship Yamato, and who opposes Kai and Isoroku.

Minami Hamabe as Kyōko Ozaki, the daughter of a shipbuilding company president, and who has feelings for Kai.

Tasuku Emoto as 2nd Lt. Shōjirō Tanaka, a colleague of Kai's who conducts the investigation alongside him.

Katsuya Kobayashi as Mineo Ōsumi

Isao Hashizume as Shigetarō Shimada

Fumiyo Kohinata as Sekizō Uno

Jun Kunimura as Osami Nagano

Tsurube Shōfukutei as Kiyoshi Ōsato (romanization not confirmed), the president of a shipbuilding company in Osaka.

The manga is set in 1933, when the Imperial Japanese Navy is outlining the plans that would set the country on its course for the Pacific theater of the Second World War. The story centers on Maj. Tadashi Kai, a mathematical genius who wages his own war to uncover the truth behind a series of budget irregularities regarding the construction of warships.

Mita launched the manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine in November 2015. Kodansha published the manga's 12th compiled book volume last November.

Mita is also known for the Investor Z and Dragon Zakura manga.

Sources: TOHO's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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