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Momotarou: Umi no Shinpei


Alternative Titles

English: Momotaro, Sacred Sailors
Synonyms: Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors, Momotaro: Divine Soldiers of the Sea
Japanese: 桃太郎 海の神兵

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 1945
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Military
Duration: 1 hr. 14 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 5.401 (scored by 306 users)
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Ranked: #74562
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Popularity: #7516
Members: 695
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Synopsis

A monkey, a dog, a pheasant, and a bear travel southward after resting in their villages at the foot of Mt. Fuji. A squadron flies to Onigashima under the command of Momotarou. Parachutes blossom in the sky. Momotarou and company will take over the island after a swift and successful mission. The village children pretend parachuting with glee as they run towards Mt. Fuji.

(Source: Imagica)

Background

Momotarou: Umi no Shinpei is a war propaganda movie considered to be Japan's first feature-length animation work. It was produced with funding of 270,000 yen from the Ministry of the Navy. The movie was considered lost following the end of World War II, but its negatives were rediscovered in 1982. Shochiku's digital restoration of the film was screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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Staff

Seo, Mitsuyo
Seo, Mitsuyo
Director, Episode Director, Script, Director of Photography
Tanaka, Takeshige
Tanaka, Takeshige
Background Art, Art Director
Kumaki, Kiichirou
Kumaki, Kiichirou
Series Composition
Koseki, Yuuji
Koseki, Yuuji
Music


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Jun 15, 2016
Alright, I can't exactly rate this fairly. This was considered the second anime in history, while the first being "Imokawa Mukuzo Genkanban no Maki."

This anime was made in 1945, when at that time they still didn't know much about colored film. So, for this anime, I'm not going to give it one of those complicated reviews, since it wouldn't be fair when I'm comparing it to anime in this decade.

It doesn't have good animation style, yet what do you expect. The animation style was creepy, but I can see why. It has an old school plot to it, very original.

The highlight, I'd have to say, read more
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