Tora-chan no Kankan Mushi

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Japanese: トラちゃんのカンカン虫


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1950
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Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Tora-chan and Miike are working on the side of a tuna steamship and manage to run afoul of the short-tempered captain. But the captain makes plenty of trouble on his own!


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Masaoka, Kenzou
Yamamoto, Zenjirou
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Kumakawa, Masao
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Feb 12, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This wasn't the best of the Tora-chan omnibus of shorts, but subtle allegories about real Japanese life still abound as hidden metaphors in this made for children chaotic story. There's more style than substance at play here - the art is constantly playing with dimensions and colors, lot of experimentation with the flow of fluids and dynamic objects like fireworks that fill life into templates that otherwise lack the expressive background detail to fill the world out and make it lived in.

There are some references once again to the obstinacy of elders, the rebelliousness of youth and the consequences of bullheaded obsession with work ...
Aug 2, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Here is another wonderful work of Kenzou Masaoka. With our main protagonist Tora-chan, this 10 minute short delivers all the aspects of a children's drama.

This is one of 2-3 short films involving anthropomorphic felines in their day to day adventures, the others being Tora-chan to Hanayome and Suteneko Tora-chan. The animation for such an early set of shorts is very fluid and characteristic to the Disney shorts of the same era. The story concerns itself more with the characters' goofiness than with consistency, but being targeted towards children audiences its no surprise. The sound quality was average, however depending on which source you use it ...

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Poll: Tora-chan no Kankan Mushi Episode 1 Discussion
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