Super Atragon

Japan Release: 1995 / 1996
Running Time:
52 / 46 minutes

Super Atragon

Japanese Title

[Shin Kaitei Gunkan]

Distributor: Production:

Toho / Bandai / Kadokawa / Astro Vision

Global chaos ensues as advanced war machines begin destroying cities and decimating military forces. The only hope to stop them is a World War II era battleship called the Ra. A ship that was destroyed 50 years ago after a fateful fight with an American battleship called the Liberty. Rebuilt over decades, the Ra is ready to meet the invaders head on. However, the ship was unknowingly the cause of the assaults. Before World War II, in the 1930's, a series of meteorites collided with the Earth. From them, a new form of energy was discovered. Using this energy, the Japanese constructed the mammoth battleship Ra. Meanwhile the US also harnessed the energy to build the Liberty battleship. As it turns out, the meteorites didn't originate from space, but rather were set into motion by a species living inside the Earth. The underground race deployed two spies, Annette and Avatar, to oversee the energy's use. If used as weapons, the civilization had agreed to wipe out humanity. With World War II happening, their use as weapons was unavoidable and the ships were pitted against each other. The clash between the Ra and Liberty had the fortunate side effect of placing Avatar in a suspended state. A chance happening which delayed the global siege of humankind until modern times...

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International Title

Super Atragon

Initial US Title

Super Atragon
US Distributor: ADV Films (2002) / Time: 98 Minutes

Alternate Titles

New Undersea Battleship
[Literal Translation]


Aliens, SDF & Misc.




Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama, Mitsuo Fukui
Writing credits Nobuaki Kishima, Shunro Oshikawa
Produced by Shigeru Watanabe, Masamichi Fujiwara, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, Hidetoshi Shigematsu, Yuichi Murata, Minoru Takanashi, Kazuo Yokoyama
Music by Masamichi Amano
Cinematography by Yoshiaki Yasuhara
Production Design by Akira Kotani
Go Arisaka Tomokazu Seki
Annette Junko Iwao
Avatar Kikuko Inoue
Magane Hyuga Tetsuro Sagawa
Mitsugu Kageyama Koji Shimizu
Kotaro Nishimura Shinsuke Chikaishi
Storner, Executive Officer Kazuhiko Inoue
Masayoshi Tachibana Norio Ootsuka
Masahi Hyuga, Major General Yasunori Matsumoto
Shino Arisaka Masaru Takashima
Hino Isshin Chiba
Bogart, Admiral Kazuya Ichijo
Dabuek Hamada Kiyoyuki Yanada
Yoshioka Koji Ochiai
Saib Rin Mizuhara
Milias Takehiro Murozono
Takano Masato Hijikata


DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Super Atragon ADV Films (2002) Order
United States Region 1 Super Atragon: Essential Anime Collection ADV Films (2004) Order

CD Soundtracks


Concept Art


Anthony Romero Star Rating
December 6, 2005