Hoshi no Orpheus

Winds of Change

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Orpheus of the Stars, Metamorphoses
Japanese: 星のオルフェウス
English: Winds of Change
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 27, 1979
Producers: Sanrio
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Source: Unknown
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG - Children


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Ranked: #122502
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Popularity: #12582
Members: 1,140
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A magical blending of old and new, with colorful animation and an exciting disco/rock musical score, "Winds of Change" is a re-telling of 5 ancient Greek myths. These delightful cautionary tales are adapted from the classical author, Ovid, with a new character, called Wondermaker added. Wondermaker acts as our guide to each episode's meaning, and transforms himself into each of its heroes. First, he is Perseus cutting off the head of Medusa; then, Actaeon being turned into a deer for spying on the goddess Diana as she bathes; the god Mercury in a tale of envy; Orpheus descending into Hades for his love, Eurydice; and finally, Phaeton wreaking havoc with the sun-god's chariot.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Itami, Juuzou


Hata, Masami
Key Animation
Fukai, Kuni
Art Director
Tsuji, Shintarou
Executive Producer
Matsuyama, Maya
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Jan 12, 2019
While I lived through the seventies, I was way too young to truly understand just how trippy and experimental the decade was. But now, you can relive the magic through animation!

This is one weird film, a compilation of five different Greek myths from Ovid's Metamorphoses, from the warped minds of Sanrio (who later unleashed the demon that was to become Hello Kitty). None of the characters speak, instead there's an omniscient narrator explaining what is going on, provided by the somewhat-laconic Peter Ustinov. Also, the stories feature a disco-riffic soundtrack ripped from the decade, with songs by Mick ...

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