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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 1533 users)
Ranked: #45782
Popularity: #3902
Members: 2,744
Favorites: 5
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Popular Tags

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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

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

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Director
Mamiya, Michio
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
Kita, Masatake
Key Animation
Mori, Yasuji
Key Animation



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Feb 4, 2009
Scallion
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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Feb 20, 2010
Merridian
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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Apr 4, 2013
koreye
"Be brave and fight with all your strength son. You have nothing to be afraid of"


When modern anime connoisseurs make their own lists of the most influential anime classics, they miss the name of Horus: Prince of the Sun. This one movie was groundbreaking in many ways. At the time it was released in 1968, animation projects were led more by the parochial philosophy of production companies wanting to market safe animations for as wide an audience as possible. Although Hols could not completely break free from the reins of the production company, it was one of the first instances where the artists attempted to read more
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Oct 21, 2012
angelsreview
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

Both made in the 60s/70s and center around a mythological young hero boy. Isao Takahata worked on both films.
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!
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.
A lot of the staff overlaps, and it's another good, if dark, children's movie.

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