Dojoji Temple

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Synonyms: Doujouji Temple, Dojoji
Japanese: 道成寺
English: Dojoji Temple
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1976
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Source: Other
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 18 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.021 (scored by 875875 users)
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Ranked: #94972
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Popularity: #11163
Members: 2,050
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Based on an ancient legend, Dojoji Temple tells the story of a young priest who finds himself the object of intense infatuation and lust from a young woman. As he rebuffs her advances she becomes more and more desperate eventually turning herself into a gigantic serpent. The priest is hidden under the bell of the temple but the woman's passion is so intense that escape is impossible.

A short animation from filmmaker Kihachiro Kawamoto. This film utilizes both stop motion and standard animation techniques.


Winner of the 1976 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Jun 4, 2016
Preliminary (Unknown/1 eps)
This film is both interesting and not. It's almost like an art piece, a retelling of an old legend. You know exactly what you're getting, and yet, if you approach it with and open mind, I don;t think watching it is a waste of your time.

Story: It's quite simple- love drives people crazy, and ends in suffering - rather appropriate for the religious- Buddhist, focus in this film. You know what you're getting right off the bat, and the character's don't really get development. They're just there as pieces within the simple story. However, the people behind this must be commended for being able to ...
May 19, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
English Subtitled
art film

-Attraction like most things in life can have a real powerful pull. Sadly, most attractions are one sided. This is why we have restraining orders and the police to aid us during these troubling times. This anime uses this strong desire to show how with enough devoting any human can change to a troubling beast.
-Given the strong implied negative it is not a surprise the conclusion would be sad. I am guessing the director was not dissing prayer but saying you can't escape fate or that we are on our alone in life.


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