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Benkei tai Ushiwaka


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Synonyms: Benkei vs Ushiwaka
Japanese: べんけい対ウシワカ

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul, 1939
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Source: Other
Genres: Action, Comedy
Duration: 13 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.291 (scored by 394 users)
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Ranked: #99152
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Popularity: #9647
Members: 786
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Synopsis

Benkei tai Ushiwaka is a short animated Japanese film made in 1939 by Kenzō Masaoka. It is based on the legendary encounter between Saitō Musashibō Benkei, who was collecting swords for the Buddha, and Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who was called Ushiwaka in his youth.

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Kumakawa, Masao
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Apr 21, 2019
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

It's taken as gospel here on MAL that Ashita no Joe or "Tomorrow's Joe" was the first good anime ever made. I've decided to be even more of a hipster and go even farther back. This is Benkei and Ushiwaka from 1939! While Osamu Tezuka is rightfully remembered as the father of manga, there is far less appreciation for Kenzo Masaoka. Back in the 1930s, Masaoka was inspired by the work of Walt Disney and Max Fleischer to create cartoons depicting traditional Japanese folklore. Masaoka not only introduced sound to anime for the first time, but also introduced the concept of cel animation. Masaoka's apprentice read more
Apr 24, 2019
OtakuNoob300 (All reviews)
This is something that I think everyone should watch. It not only gives you a good representation of who we can thank for where we are today, but also how far we've come. With that said, here is a bit of a review.

Story: 6 Without spoiling it, it's another historical animation, with a bit of good action and a story that you will at least find a bit interesting.

Art: 7 It might seem weird giving this a 7, but for 1939, you've got to consider the limitations, and how what you are watching isn't so much about the shine or the sparkles, but read more

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