Synopsis: A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
128 min

Creatures of the deep have no eyes

because sunlight never reaches

their world.

In this infinite darkness,

death and silence reign.

Yet they endure,

nurturing the resilient light of "hope".

July 18th, Western Pacific

Japanese waters

USS Bonefish

Gato-class submarine

USS Fleischer



August 6th, 08:

Lt. Commander Masami?

You've read Dostoevsky's

"Crime and Punishment"?


The story of Raskolnikov

who kills an old loan shark

then is consumed by guilt.

August 6th, 15:

Yokosuka Naval Base

Remember who it was

he really wanted to kill?



That's a shame.

Pardon me.

I'm Asakura of Naval Command.

You need no introduction, Sir.

By the way...

You heard about today's

atom bomb on Hiroshima?


A ruthless and indiscriminate weapon

that will change world history.

You've been shore-based how long?

Nearly 3 years.

"Captain Coward", right?

Why did you oppose

Kamikaze attacks?

I refuse to call 'suicide' a strategy.

We invest so much in our young men

it's wasteful to throw away

that military potential.

Let's speak frankly.

I don't need a "yes-man".

You abhor the pointless

waste of young lives.

But what if ordered

to deploy suicide tactics?

I have a vital mission.

The US cruiser Indianapolis

was caught off Tinian

and sunk by our subs.

Sadly she'd already delivered

her cargo which was...

an atomic bomb.

Probably the one used on Hiroshima.

For the Yanks, the bomb

was maybe a demonstration.

But if they have more, we're finished.

One of our experts, Mr. Takasu...

He brought something back

from Germany.

Follow me.


is the I-507. An experimental ship

given to us by Germany.


A masterpiece of Nazi science,

it's our last hope.

Lt. Commander Masami.

I hereby assign you

command of the I-507

Stop the next atom bomb.

You sail at 0500.

Save Japan from annihilation.

30 August 7th- Uraga Straits

I'm honored to serve with you again.

Enemy ahead. Dive in 60 seconds.

Prepare to dive.

All hands forward.

He runs like a coward, after all.

Engines full stop.

I can't read German.

Can anyone stop this damn thing?

What are you waiting for?

Move your asses!

Engine room, I said stop!

Only one thing for it...

That did the trick!

Depth reading.

We're at dive depth.

Open all vents.

Open all vents.

Depth, 21...

Depth, 21...

Pitch 5 degrees.

Depth, 21...

Attention all hands.

You heard about yesterday's

atom bomb on Hiroshima.

Our mission gives us the chance

to prevent further atomic attacks.

As you know, it's my first sortie

in 3 years.

It's a new ship... we're undermanned.

and you misfits are lucky bastards

to have survived this far.

I know they're not ideal conditions.

But the survival of our homeland

rests on your shoulders.

I don't care what's hiding in your past.


Your presence aboard means

you're our nation's last hope.

Don't forget it. Do your utmost.

If your heart's not in it,

own up without shame...

I'll send you home

out of the forward tubes.

Keep working.

Some call me a "coward"

but don't worry.

You're in good hands.

We will complete our mission.

We will make it home.

About that drill...

A drill, huh...

I timed it at 62 seconds.

And you?

The same.

I want it down to 45.

Do not drop your guard.

Survival is about not giving up.

I hate this guy. What's his problem

with kamikaze tactics...

No respect for us

manned torpedo pilots?

Too many fine words...

Behind there, our torpedoes await.

We'll be ordered to attack soon.

That's the secret mini-sub.

No, torpedoes, surely...

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Satoshi Suzuki

Satoshi Suzuki (鈴木 智, Suzuki Satoshi) is a Japanese screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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