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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


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


Score: 7.071 (scored by 774 users)
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Ranked: #31242
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Popularity: #5747
Members: 1,810
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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

Tominaga, Miina
Tominaga, Miina
Tatsunoko, Taro
Tatsunoko, Taro
Kato, Junya
Kato, Junya
Kiki, Kirin
Kiki, Kirin


Mizuki, Ichirou
Mizuki, Ichirou
Theme Song Performance
Wakabayashi, Ichirou
Wakabayashi, Ichirou
Theme Song Lyrics
Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Araki, Shingo
Araki, Shingo
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Sep 23, 2014
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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