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Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji

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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


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


Score: 6.491 (scored by 221 users)
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Ranked: #53002
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Popularity: #7477
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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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Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Assistant Director
Hayashi, Seiichi
Hayashi, Seiichi
In-Between Animation
Hirata, Toshio
Hirata, Toshio
In-Between Animation
Mori, Yasuji
Mori, Yasuji
Animation Director

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Aug 5, 2012
Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji is a 1963 coloured and voiced animated film produced by the studio Toei Animation. This was Toei's 6th film, released just a year after Osamu Tezuka's (acclaimed godfather of manga/anime) silent colour film "On a Street Corner". As such, some classical Toei conventions are applied vigorously, and some approaches neglected; in assessment of what worked and what did not in their previous films. The film takes its premise from a 720 AD work on Japanese national history in a mythological perspective, entitled Nihon Shoki. Toei adapted this work into Wanpaku, an easily digested kid's film that is rich in artwork, read more
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