Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ramayana: Rama Ouji Densetsu, The Warrior Prince
Japanese: ラーマーヤナ ラーマ王子伝説
English: Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 15, 1993
Producers: TEM Co., Ltd.
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Other
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Ranked: #2072
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Popularity: #6091
Members: 11,478
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Synopsis

Rama, the eldest prince of the Kingdom of Ayodhya, is beloved by all and the natural successor to his father's throne. However, when one of his father's wives conspires to get her son on the throne instead, Rama ends up being banished into the woods for 14 years. Accompanied by his wife, Sita, and his brother, Lakshman—Rama tries to make the most of life in exile despite his challenges.

The trio's life in the forest is interrupted, however, when Demon King Ravan sets his sights on Sita. Using a crafty plan, he manages to distract Rama and steal Sita away to his castle. Heartbroken and distraught, Rama searches every corner of the world for his wife, unaware of the lengths he will have to go to rescue her.

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Background

Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama, a joint production between India and Japan, is based on the Indian epic Ramayana. The original English version with Sanskrit songs was worked on by teams from both countries and was screened for the first time at 24th International Film Festival of India, New Delhi, 1993.

A 4K remastered version was launched in 2022, marking the 70th anniversary of India-Japan diplomatic relations.

Characters & Voice Actors

Rama

Main

Sita

Main

Hanuman

Main

Ravan

Main

Lakshman

Supporting

Staff

Sakou, Yuugou
Director, Script
Valmiki
Original Creator
Taniguchi, Moriyasu
Character Design
Matsuoka, Satoshi
Art Director


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Reviews

Apr 14, 2018
It's an epic story based on the Indian epic poem written by Valmiki(Ratnakkardah).Lord Ram is beleived to be 7th incarnation of Indian God Vishnu.The joureny starts when Lord Ram was just 15 and the devil King Ravan was at peak of his powers.The character shown By Lord Ram is definitely one to be thrive towards.The story is well written and every character is important.Story just doesn't revolve around Ram,Sita,Lakshman and Ravan.There is subtle importance of all the characters.Sound effects considering the technology present are very good.It is overall very good story with happy but incomplete ending.Overall it is worth watching once in a ...
May 29, 2019
In 1992, Japan and India were celebrating 40 years of strong diplomatic ties. A part of the celebration was this project. Which was worked on by Japanese & Indian animation studios alike and based off of the Hindu epic, Ramayana. 

I'll be honest, I'm not super familiar with the epic. As such, I probably won't notice if the film gets some details wrong. You'll have to wait for the anime versions of The Iliad, Beowulf & Journey to the West to see me get into heavy scholarly detail about adaptation differences.

Story: 

We open with a countryside being terrorised by demons. Or maybe they're just British imperials in ...
Jan 17, 2021
This is the first anime that I've ever watched. I didn't event know that it was anime until recently. I've re-watched it many a times, for me at least, the story never gets boring.

The animation is beautiful, the war choreography is still one of the best that I have watched. Bringing the mythical epic to animation was a great task which was beautifully done by the animation studios and the artists involved. The soundtrack is just amazing. I think this is the only anime which has a Sanskrit dub including the songs.

During lockdown, due to re-telecast of the live action drama of the ...

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