Urashima Tarou (1931)

Taro Urashima

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Synonyms: Urashima Taro
Japanese: 浦島太郎
English: Taro Urashima
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1931
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Source: Other
Genre: ActionAction
Duration: 1 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.521 (scored by 12211,221 users)
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Ranked: #131582
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Popularity: #10127
Members: 2,089
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Urashima Taro is based on a well-known Japanese folk tale about an honest fisherman who is invited to an underwater castle after saving a sea turtle on a beach from bullies.

(Source: forum.bcdb.com)


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Apr 5, 2012
Mixed Feelings
I suggest you grab the popcorn before starting the movie for it is quite short. Plus if you get an urge to go visit the toilet in the middle of the movie, don't worry: it won't last much longer.

Story: 5/10
Even though the film is merely some 80 years old, the plot has everything that a well written movie needs: a beginning, a couple of turning points and an ending. The story takes off at some random beach and I must say that the beginning got me really confused. Who is this weirdo? What has he come here to do? So unless you are familiar with ...
Apr 5, 2017
Important Information to know in regard to this anime. There are three versions.
The most confusion for this anime lies between 1918 and 1931 versions. If the version you are watching has a completely bald head for starting main character you are watching the 1918 version. If the starting male character has what appears to be a pony tail you are watching the 1931 version. Hope that helps, it took a lot of research to solve this puzzle.

1918 directed by KITAYAMA, Seitaro (depending on source varies on time from 1 minute to 2) I found it to be a little over a minute.

1931(this one) directed ...
Aug 13, 2014
Well, it's time for another short that comes from the beginning of animation in Japan. The animation really isn't that great; I'd say it's about middling compared to the other works of the era. I'm also not a fan of the art style. All of the art just doesn't feel quite as polished as other films of the era.

The story is just barely understandable. Also, despite this only being 2 minutes long, there's about 3 or 4 different scene transitions, which doesn't help in conveying the story at all.

The sound is really basic, featuring a dopey music track like many other Japanese films of the ...


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