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Urashima Tarou (1931)

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English: Taro Urashima
Synonyms: Urashima Taro
Japanese: 浦島太郎


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1931
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Source: Other
Genres: Action
Duration: 1 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.591 (scored by 504 users)
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Ranked: #78072
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Popularity: #7175
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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.

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Apr 5, 2012
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 read more
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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 read more
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Retro8bit - Aug 16, 2009
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