A modest box office hit in 2004, the comic-based drama Umizaru
found a second life as a television drama a year later. Thanks to the television drama's popularity, the series' second feature film Limit of Love Umizaru
(a.k.a. Umizaru 2: Test of Trust
) became the highest-grossing live-action film of 2006. Four years later, the series - which highlights the courage and hard work of rescue divers - delivers its final and biggest chapter with The Last Message
. The series' original cast and crew - stars Ito Hideaki, Kato Ai, Sato Ryuta, plus director Hasumi Eiichiro and scriptwriter Yasushi Fukada - all return to give the hugely successful series a memorable farewell to its fans. As one of the first Japanese films to be converted to 3D theatrical exhibition, The Last Message
once again attracted enough audiences to become the highest-grossing live-action film of the year, making it the best possible way for the series to end.
After the passenger ferry disaster in Limit of Love, Daisuke (Ito Hideaki) has since been promoted to captain of his own rescue divers team, married to long-time girlfriend Kanna (Kato Ai), and a happy father to a newborn baby. However, Kanna begins to resent Daisuke's workaholic lifestyle, causing him to considering quitting the coast guards to save his family. At this time, oil starts spilling under an offshore oil platform co-developed by Japan, China, and Russia. During the rescue effort, an explosion causes Daisuke and several others to be trapped in the sinking platform. With a powerful typhoon approaching, the coast guards will have to fight time, forces of nature, and government bureaucrats to get Daisuke and the others home safely.
Premium Edition comes with:
Audio Commentary by Director and Producer
Television special Gekitou no Futsukakan Umizaru Sensuishi Taiken Gasshuku, following 28 Fuji Television female hosts' Umizaru boot camp experience.
Umizaru Goikkou Tour in Gifu