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March 5, 2005

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean, known in Japan as simply Lorelei (ローレライ Rōrerai) is a 2005 Japanese war drama film directed by Shinji Higuchi. A fictional story of the Japanese military saving Tokyo from the third atomic bomb during the waning days of the Second World War, it was the highest-grossing film in Japan during the week of its release.

The story of "Lorelei", based on a best-selling novel written by Harutoshi Fukui, is a departure from the last 50 years of Japanese cinema by weaving a tale using a "what if" fictional narrative with a tip of the hat to modern manga storylines and styles.

Tom Myers did sound design at Skywalker Sound and Frank Eulner served as the supervising sound editor.

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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.

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