Ponsuke no Haru


Spring Comes to Ponsuke

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ポン助の春
English: Spring Comes to Ponsuke
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 1934
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Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 7 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.041 (scored by 442442 users)
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Ranked: #126192
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Popularity: #14009
Members: 848
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Synopsis

A family of tanuki dig for food in the snow. They find bamboo shoots and bring them home only to find them empty after peeling them. The bamboo shoots turn into spirits and curse the tanuki family, turning them into snow.

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Ikuo, Ooishi
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Feb 11, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Spring Comes to Ponsuke is one of the few almost completely preserved works of Japanese auteur Ikuo Oishi, who was at the time of his work considered the Japanese equivalent of Walt Disney who worked at the Photo Chemical Laboratory, Manga Division, where he would train the next generation of post war Japanese animators that would set the trend for the anime industry in the 1950s.

The short film is without dialogue and suffers from poor preservation as a mark of it's time. I think the themes at play - hunger, lack of resources, difficult environments seemed to represent the overwhelming sentiment of the Japanese ...

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