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Tatsu no Ko Tarou


Alternative Titles

English: Taro the Dragon Boy
Synonyms: Taro the Dragon's Son
Japanese: 龍の子太郎

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 17, 1979
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.071 (scored by 854 users)
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Ranked: #32302
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Popularity: #6089
Members: 2,071
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Synopsis

Patterned after Japanese art and silk screens, Taro, The Dragon Boy is an animated feature about Japanese mythology and cultures, focusing on Taro, a young boy who has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a dragon.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yamanba
Supporting
Kiki, Kirin
Japanese

Staff

Urayama, Kirio
Director
Mizuki, Ichirou
Theme Song Performance
Wakabayashi, Ichirou
Theme Song Lyrics
Takahata, Isao
Creator


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More reviewsReviews

Sep 23, 2014
deepblue153 (All reviews)
This film was pretty interesting, if a bit odd...
I don't know much at all about Japanese folklore, so I was probably missing something. I thought the art was quite pleasant; it reminded me a bit of "The Last Unicorn." The characters looked alright. I think Aya was cute, and the dragon looked cool. The little horse was adorable! The old woman in the woods was scary, though...

As a person with minimal experience with Japanese folklore, I thought this movie was pretty good. At times, it really freaked me out...And some parts were a little awkward.....I'm glad he found a loincloth.

This is definitely something I will read more

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