The Bat

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Synonyms: Komori, Koumori
Japanese: かうもり
English: The Bat
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1930
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Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Once upon a time, the birds and the beasts fought each other in a war. It was a terrible conflict, and the clever bats would side with the birds when the birds were looking victorious, and then they would become allies of the beasts when that side was winning battles. At last the war came to an end, the two parties reached an amicable settlement, and a great party of friendship was held. But when it came to the turn of the bats to perform in the program, their fence-straddling tactics were exposed, and everyone refused to associate with them. Since that time, the bats have been too ashamed to show their faces during the day, coming out only at night to flit silently around.


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Murata, Yasuji
Chuuzou, Aochi


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Jul 22, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
English subtitled

Nature is funny.For there is stuff we know and stuff we don't. Since animals don't really talk (excluding parrots and such) we can only find out information about them in time. One of the common mysteries some might have is on the concept of bats and how come they only come out during the night. While the animation does not provide a scientific basis behind their logic this anime took this bat mystery and provided a plausible outcome to some regard. Even if it is told in cartoonist form. As for the underlying message behind the story, life needs to be taken ...
Feb 6, 2015
Why do Bats hide during the Day and come out at Night?

The focus on this short movie is placed upon the Bat; an Animal belonging to neither the beasts nor the birds. The story is simplistic, two factions are at war over an undisclosed reason; each side mercilessly killing the other for simply being different.

This Anime aired in 1930. The animation is ancient compared to today's standards but its got a certain undefinable charm like most old Anime. The art, animation and voice work isn't the reason for watching this short movie. The reason is to gain respect for older styles of animation ...


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