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Namakura Gatana

Alternative Titles

English: The Dull Sword
Synonyms: Namakura Katana, Hanawa Hekonai Meitou no Maki, The Fine Sword, An Obtuse Sword
Japanese: なまくら刀(塙凹内名刀之巻)


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 30, 1917
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Samurai
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.651 (scored by 2,249 users)
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Ranked: #90892
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Popularity: #6096
Members: 3,831
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More Info

Namakura Gatana: Hanawa Hekonai Meitou no Maki was made in 1917 by Junichi Kouuchi. By many it is considered to be the second animation film made in Japan after Oten Shimokawa's Imokawa Mukuzo Genkanban no Maki which was also made in 1917, but there is some debate about what film can claim the title of 'first made in Japan'.

Namakura Gatana and another antique animation Urashima Taro (Seitaro Kitayama, 1918) were discovered and purchased by film historican Natsuki Matsumoto at an antique fair in Osaka in July 2007. The films were in remarkably good condition because they had been stored in paper containers that allowed enough ventilation so that the films did not deteriorate.

(Source: Nishikata Film Review)