Senya Ichiya Monogatari

A Thousand and One Nights

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, 1001 Nights
Japanese: 千夜一夜物語
English: A Thousand and One Nights
French: Mille et Une Nuits
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 14, 1969
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Other
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.091 (scored by 18921,892 users)
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Ranked: #91292
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Aladdin, a lowly water seller, is new to the city of Baghdad when he sees the beautiful Miriam being sold at a slave auction. Enthralled by her beauty, Aladdin manages to steal Miriam from the auction and spends a passionate night with her in an unoccupied home. When the two wake, however, they are met by the owner of the home and are tragically separated.

Osamu Tezuka's lustful tale follows Aladdin and Miriam as they struggle to reunite with each other while facing the trials of a strange and magical world.

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Senya Ichiya Monogatari is the first installation in a trilogy of experimental adult-oriented films, Animerama. It takes direct inspiration from the Middle Eastern folk tale compilation One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of stories that was first published in Arabic in 1775 but with a literary history predating the 10th century.

At the time of its release, Senya Ichiya Monogatari was the longest animated film sitting at 130 minutes. It was also the first X-rated animation in Japan and claims to be the first erotic animated feature film.

The film was first distributed by Nippon Herald Films as a 10th anniversary special beginning in June 1969. In 2018, Third Window Films distributed 2,000 limited-edition Blu-ray copies—alongside the second installment of Animerama, Tezuka's Cleopatra—and bundled it with an interview featuring the director and other audio commentaries. The English dubbed version, recorded in Italy, was released by anime distributor Discotek Media in November 2020.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Kishida, Kyouko


Yamamoto, Eiichi
Tezuka, Osamu
Script, Executive Producer, Series Composition
Dezaki, Osamu
Storyboard, Series Composition, Key Animation, Art Director
Sugino, Akio
Key Animation


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Mar 26, 2013
I've decided to write my first review on what I consider the best anime movie ever made. Now I doubt anyone else will agree with me on that statement but I truly feel this movie is a masterpiece. It was this movie that introduced me to the genius that is Osamu Tezuka. I expected to like this movie but I didn't expect it to be this good. It was excellent in every way, certainly better than any other cartoon movie at the time. With that being said its very sad to see this great film fall into obscurity the way it did. Any way on ...
Feb 9, 2014
Belonging to a Muslim family my bedtime stories consisted of the adventures of Sinbad, Ali Baba and Aladdin. We had a copy of the children’s version of 1001 nights at home and me and my brother would hang on every word as our mother would read them to us. When I grew older I watched all the movies and series based on these stories (e.g The Theif of Baghdad – a must watch if you like the Arabian Nights)

So when I came across this movie by Tezuka, Osamu I was ecstatic.

Let me explain the story a little. Senya Ichiya Monogatari (SIM) tells the tale of ...
Apr 5, 2019
I don't know what is weirder, a tiny female genie rubbing her breasts for magic purposes or Tezuka's fetishistic side blatantly displayed in the sensual pink panther sequence. For better or worse, the movie is littered with moments that defy common sense and beg the question “why” at every turn. The problem is however that a supposedly adult movie that does have various sequences of clearly adult content is littered with such misplaced bullshit. If his intention was to make something lighthearted and ultimately devoid of pretense, there shouldn't be entire dramatic segments that are far from self-aware, let alone subverted. He can't focus, his ...

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