Ranked #4365
Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken

Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken

Alternative Titles

English: The Little Norse Prince
Synonyms: Horus: Prince of the Sun, Hols: Prince of the Sun, Little Norse Prince Valiant
Japanese: 太陽の王子 ホルスの大冒険

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1968
Duration: 1 hr. 22 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.671 (scored by 1610 users)
Ranked: #43652
Popularity: #4008
Members: 2,926
Favorites: 4
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Synopsis

Horus is a boy that one day, hunted by silver wolfs, found the sword of the sun. The day his father died he left his home to find the people from the town his father told him. Together with a small bear named Koro he start the journey an run into a great adventure fighting against Grunwald and his subordinates who wants to rule the world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hilda
Hilda
Main
Ichihara, Etsuko
Japanese
Ichihara, Etsuko
Hols
Hols
Main
Okata, Hisako
Japanese
Okata, Hisako
Dorago
Dorago
Supporting
Nagata, Yasushi
Japanese
Nagata, Yasushi
Mauni
Mauni
Supporting
Mizugaki, Youko
Japanese
Mizugaki, Youko

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Director
Mamiya, Michio
Mamiya, Michio
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Key Animation
Outa, Akemi
Outa, Akemi
Key Animation

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Merridian
Feb 20, 2010 11:09 AM
Imagine the King Arthur origin tale mixed with vague Beowulf elements, then filter that through Kurosawa-esque scenery, directing, and atmosphere, and Hols: Prince of the Sun is approximately what the result might end up like. Although still owing to its Western influences a great deal, Hols: Prince of the Sun marks the beginning of a divergence from Western formulas and animation traditions though its embrace of comparatively Eastern themes and presentation, particularly in its cinematic formalism.

While the level of detail may not be up to most expectations of the casual anime viewer, it should be noted that it more than makes up for this read more
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Scallion
Feb 4, 2009 7:28 AM
I saw this movie on a whim while I was looking for episodes of the live-action TV show "Firefly", which I've been meaning to watch for years, and was pleasantly surprised. Horus/Hols:Prince of the Sun (localized under several other titles in other countries) has an amazing pedigree-directed by Isao Takahata , animation credits by the famous Hayao Miyazaki, among other famous names in Japanese animation, and is considered to be the first modern anime film, as it broke away from the typical Disney movie fare that they saw in anime.

That being said, the movie still looks, feels, and sounds like Disney animated classic, which is read more
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cobrascope
Nov 4, 2009 6:30 PM
Technically this film is leagues away from the quality of films later produced by Takahata and Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli. Still it's a great little film with more depth than is first apparent. It's a shame Takahata encountered such resistance and lack of backing from the studio when making this film. It could have been so much more. At one point still frames replace the animation becuase they ran over budget in production! A landmark in anime nontheless.
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angelsreview
Oct 21, 2012 11:52 AM
Well, this is a really really old video and let’s say that for its time, it might have been very high class but now, it feels like it lacks a lot. The animation is low quality and the voices feel forced and scripted.

Horus seems to not think about what he is about to do, his heart being in the right place but his head just doesn’t seem to be happening there. He was made to be the purest of the pure but they made him come out as a rather young child, younger then he should be. Other characters randomly sing and makes it read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Tatsu no Ko Tarou
Both made in the 60s/70s and center around a mythological young hero boy. Isao Takahata worked on both films. 
reportRecommended by jonahthefurious
Anime: Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji
I remember that I found wanpaku ouji through hols. these are both older shows and are about prince like boys who are strong and fight for JUSTICE! 
reportRecommended by Kathisofy
Anime: Kaze wo Mita Shounen
It's not so much about the similarity of story line or characters as it is a commonality of look and feel. I really think if you like The Little Norse Prince you will enjoy the time you spend on the movie The Boy Who Saw the Wind. 
reportRecommended by lisnoire
Anime: Little Nemo
A lot of the staff overlaps, and it's another good, if dark, children's movie. 
reportRecommended by Scallion

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