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Battle under Orion

真夏のオリオン

2009

Manatsu no Orion

(c) tv asahi / Toho / Hakuhodo DY Media Partners / VAP / Shogakukan / Kinoshita Group / Destiny / Nippon Shuppan Hanbai / Asahi Broadcasting / Nagoya Broadcasting Network / The Asahi Shimbun

(c) tv asahi / Toho / Hakuhodo DY Media Partners / VAP / Shogakukan / Kinoshita Group / Destiny / Nippon Shuppan Hanbai / Asahi Broadcasting / Nagoya Broadcasting Network / The Asahi Shimbun

(c) tv asahi / Toho / Hakuhodo DY Media Partners / VAP / Shogakukan / Kinoshita Group / Destiny / Nippon Shuppan Hanbai / Asahi Broadcasting / Nagoya Broadcasting Network / The Asahi Shimbun

(c) tv asahi / Toho / Hakuhodo DY Media Partners / VAP / Shogakukan / Kinoshita Group / Destiny / Nippon Shuppan Hanbai / Asahi Broadcasting / Nagoya Broadcasting Network / The Asahi Shimbun

Release Date : June, 13th, 2009
Running Time : 119 min
Genre : -

Color : Color
Screening Format : 35mm
Screen Size : -
Sound Processing : -

[ Directed by ] SHINOHARA Tetsuo

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

tv asahi / Toho / Hakuhodo DY Media Partners / VAP / Shogakukan / Kinoshita Group / Destiny / Nippon Shuppan Hanbai / Asahi Broadcasting / Nagoya Broadcasting Network / The Asahi Shimbun

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

TOHO

[ Story ]

An epic drama inspired by the story of Hashimoto Mochitsura, commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, which torpedoed the USS Indianapolis in the last days of World War II. Written by Fukui Harutoshi (Aegis; Lorelei) and directed by Shinohara Tetsuo, winner of the 26th Yamaji Fumiko Film Prize (Inochi).
It's 2009. Kuramoto Izumi (Kitagawa Keiko) receives a letter from a stranger in America. Enclosed is a sheet of music that belonged to her late grandfather, Kuramoto Takayuki, who was a submarine commander. Izumi visits his old comrade, who tells her the story of her grandfather during the war. In 1945, young Kuramoto (Tamaki Hiroshi), commander of the submarine I-77, was in love with Shizuko (Kitagawa, in a dual role), the sister of Arisawa (Dochin Yoshikuni), his best friend and commander of the I-81. Kuramoto leaves for Okinawa, taking with him a score entitled "Midsummer Orion," put down in Shizuko's own hand. At sea, the I-77 engages in a fierce battle with the U.S. destroyer Percival. With just one hour's worth of oxygen remaining in the vessel, Kuramoto pins his hopes on a last-ditch tactic to survive this seemingly hopeless predicament.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.manatsu-orion.com/

[ Contact (International) ]

TOHO CO., LTD. International Business Department
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Rep: SHIMATANI Yoshishige
Attn: TAKEDA Akihiro
tel: +81 3 3591 3530
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