Hanasaka Jijii
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Synonyms: Old Man Hanasaka, The Grandfather Who Makes The Flowers, Hanasaka Jiisan
Japanese: 花咲爺


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 26, 1917
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Source: Other
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #100312
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Short movie produced by the first generation animator Kitayama Seitarou. Based on the Japanese fairy tale Hanasaka Jiijii, also called Hanasaka Jiisan.


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Kitayama, Seitarou
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Chuuzou, Aochi

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Apr 6, 2020
Mushacorn (All reviews)
Honestly, people are rating these anime like they're 2020 shit anime. And yes, by today's standards this is a bad anime. But this is 1917. Not 2020 or 2015 or 2009. And do you know how hard it was for these people to make animations? They had to HAND DRAW EVERY FRAME, take pictures, print it onto film, and make sure everything flowed together. One mistake and you have to take all the pictures again. Film was barely a thing, let alone animation. Also, this guy apparently got an eye disease from the cameras they used to read more
Aug 14, 2017
assholisms (All reviews)
Brought to life via animation by one of the known fathers of anime, Seitarō Kitayama, Hanasaka Jiijii (or Jiisan depending on where you get your old folk tale fix) is one of the oldest fables of Japanese culture. And is presented this time as a 6-minute short.

As most fables go this story has a moral point to make. In this instance, one about the trappings of envy and greed. It's also about a family and their dog, and it goes like this: an old couple finds their dog digging in their backyard and finds gold in the hole. A neighbor saw that happen and read more
Mar 25, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 3
english subtitles
art film

Story was designed to be a comedy but i failed to laugh. Perhaps the humor was more foreign based.

hard to follow along. Perhaps the subtitles were not good.

Hard to see. Blurry. Black and white. Screen shakes. Colors need work. In some scenes the screen was tad bright.

No vocals or animated sound. Silent flick.

somewhat built. moderately drawn well.

This is at a much lower standard in everything in regard to what we see now on a daily basis but given the age it was built it was not bad as of then.


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