Brave Hearts: Umizaru

Brave Hearts: Umizaru (BRAVE HEARTS 海猿) is a 2012 Japanese film directed by Eiichirō Hasumi and based on the manga series Umizaru.[1]

Brave Hearts: Umizaru
Directed byEiichirō Hasumi
Written byYasushi Fukuda
Based onUmizaru
by Shūhō Satō
StarringHideaki Itō
Ai Kato
Ryuta Sato
Shohei Miura
Saburō Tokitō
Riisa Naka
Hiroyuki Hirayama
Tsuyoshi Ihara
Music byNaoki Sato
CinematographyTomoo Ezaki
Edited byHiroshi Matsuo
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • July 13, 2012 (2012-07-13) (Japan)
Running time
116 minutes

It is the fourth feature film in the live action Umizaru series, following films Umizaru (2004), Limit of Love: Umizaru (2006) and Umizaru 3: The Last Message (2010), and the 2005 TV series Umizaru: Evolution.


Two years have passed since the oil platform accident in The Last Message. Heroic rescue diver Daisuke Senzaki (Hideaki Itō) and longtime teammate Yoshioka (Ryuta Sato) have since transferred to the front line as members of a special rescue unit. While Senzaki and his wife Kanna (Ai Kato) are about to welcome a second child into their happy family, Yoshioka has also found love with flight attendant Mika (Riisa Naka). One day, Mika's Tokyo-bound flight catches mechanical trouble, putting over 300 souls in danger as the pilots attempt an emergency landing on water. Despite the plane landing safely, Senzaki, Yoshioka and their fellow sea monkeys only have 20 minutes to get everyone out before it sinks into water.



Brave Hearts: Umizaru grossed a total of 7.33 billion yen at the Japanese box office in 2012, making it the top-grossing film there.[2]


  1. ^ HPriest (February 26, 2012). "First teaser of "Brave Hearts: Umizaru" lands in the sea". tokyohive. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  2. ^ 2012年度(平成24年)興収10億円以上番組 (平成25年1月発表). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. (in Japanese). March 30, 2013. Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2013.

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