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Hakujaden


Alternative Titles

English: The Great White Snake
Synonyms: The White Snake Enchantress, Panda and the Magic Serpent, Legend of the White Serpent, Legend of the White Snake
Japanese: 白蛇伝

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 1958
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Other
Duration: 1 hr. 18 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 6.441 (scored by 594 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #53842
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6067
Members: 1,418
Favorites: 2
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

As a young boy, Xu-Xian is forced to free his pet, a small snake. Unbeknownst to him, the snake is actually a young snake goddess named Bai-Niang and she is in love with him. Many years later, when they are both adults, the princess is magically transformed into a human and sets out to find her love. But the local wizard believes her to be a vampire, and banishes Xu-Xian from the village in order to save him. Xu-Xian's pet pandas Panda and Mimi set out to save him and bring him, in the process becoming leaders of an animal gang.

(Source: ANN)

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Staff

Rintaro
Rintaro
In-Between Animation
Mori, Yasuji
Mori, Yasuji
Key Animation
Yamamoto, Zenjirou
Yamamoto, Zenjirou
Planning
Konno, Shuuji
Konno, Shuuji
In-Between Animation


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More reviewsReviews

sphoenixee
Feb 23, 2010
STORY 8/10:
The story is a classic one, I believe it is based on a folk tale. Love between a human boy and a spirit girl, sadly to be disrupted from mankind's general intolerance of spirits. But ultimately, one where love triumphs supreme.

One can also interpret the story as a criticism of institutions (such as religion and society) and the sweeping, preconceived judgments they pronounce without any actual knowledge of the situation; but ultimately again, while a powerful and often disruptive force, one that is overcome by true love.

The subplot with the animals searching for Hsu Hsien is very funny and cute too! Especially when Panda read more
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HeartXCritic
Aug 23, 2016
4/10? What is this guy thinking? It´s a classic! If you just want to know why I scored it so low, read my thoughts on the movie's pacing. Otherwise, this is how well the movie stacks up to current expectations. Consider this a modern review.

Art:

The backgrounds are fine and together with the music makes for a relaxing setting but as many works from this era the humans look creepy or somehow just "wrong". Sure, modern anime can be generic and we would all like to see more creativity. However, here it is more the case of animation in general being in it's infancy and less read more
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