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Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji


Alternative Titles

English: Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon
Synonyms: The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, The Wicked Prince's Hunt of the Big Snake, Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon
Japanese: わんぱく王子の大蛇退治

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 24, 1963
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Adventure
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: PG - Children

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Score: 6.371 (scored by 408 users)
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Ranked: #65972
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Popularity: #8563
Members: 1,262
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Synopsis

This anime film tells the story of the god Susanoo (as a cute boy), whose mother Izanami had passed away. He was deeply hurt by the loss of his mother, but his father Izanagi told him that once she had died, she had gone to the heavens. Despite Izanagi's warnings, Susanoo eventually sets off to find her. Along with his companions Akahana (a little talking rabbit) and Taitanbo (a strong but friendly giant from the Land of Fire), Susanoo overcomes all obstacles in his long, wonderous voyage. He eventually comes to the Izumo Province, where he meets a little girl, Princess Kushinada, whom he becomes friends with (He also thought she was so beautiful that she looks like his mother Izanami). Kushinada's family tells Susanoo that their other seven daughters were sacrificed to the fearsome eight-headed serpent, the Orochi. Susanoo was so infatuated with Kushinada that he decided to help her family protect her and slay the Orochi once and for all, as he, Akahana and Taitanbo prepare for the spectacular showdown...

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Background

Winner of the 1963 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Staff

Takahata, Isao
Assistant Director
Hayashi, Seiichi
In-Between Animation
Hirata, Toshio
In-Between Animation
Mori, Yasuji
Animation Director


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Feb 12, 2019
IantheSilverfire (All reviews)
I've forgotten how I stumbled upon this film, but I was very surprised by what I saw. It lacks in many ways. Story, sound, character. It's a basic retelling of the mythos of Susano'o. Although, making him a more likable character. But the art!

Oh my, the art!

It's absolutely beautiful. I love animation of all kinds. I don't care where it's from, I love animation. The techniques, the history. I see on Wikipedia that when this first came out it made quite the splash in animation circles and I can see why! The scene with the dancer luring Amaterasu out of her cave, and read more

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