Momotarou no Umiwashi

Momotaro's Sea Eagles

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Synonyms: Momotarou's Sea Eagles
Japanese: 桃太郎の海鷲
English: Momotaro's Sea Eagles
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 1943
Producers: Geijutsu Eigasha
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 36 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #126422
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Momotaro sends a sneak aircraft attack to sink the ships of Demon Island, using his animal companions as crew members and pilots.


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Seo, Mitsuyo


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Oct 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
We already know that this is a LITERAL piece of imperialist propaganda, so I’ll try to bring something new to the table and review this objectively (animation quality, storyline, voice acting, music, and enjoyment). Obviously, I do not support the absolute atrocities this condones.

Animation: 7/10

Quite frankly, I was shocked by how fluid some of the scenes (particularly the attack and flying scenes) were in this film. It may sound unbelievable, but this 80-year-old animation tops the lower end of what is put out today (looking at you, low-budget, generic, seasonal isekai series. While it isn’t “great” by any means, for the time, I have to ...
Mar 15, 2019
The more I think about this historically, the more retarded the whole project seems. Japan attacked Peal Harbor and felt the need to instill in children such an achievement, perhaps even brainwash them into celebrating the Empire's actions overseas. What next? They hire a leftist artist to direct a pro-war propaganda animated movie. Sounds good? Unworried about the future, the military rejoiced over a rather unimpressive final product. Seo most definitely felt bad about all this, meaning his efforts towards the film's realization must have been the bare minimum. He'd still direct a sequel before Hiroshima's bombing. The government never thought for a second that ...
Feb 13, 2021
Momotarou's Sea Eagles is better than its extended sequel in two major ways. One that is it shorter, and two that it has a synchronized and concise narrative. The film is a Japanese propagandistic perspective of the bombings of Pearl Harbor and the offensive on the Pacific theatre of the Second World War. It makes for a curious contrast to American propagandistic films of the same time - a la popeye that dealt with the event in vastly contrasting terms. We already see the employment of non threatening anthropomorphic personifications standing in for the Japanese as opposed to the threatening demon like external existential ...

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