Important Information to know in regard to this anime. There are three versions.
1918 (this one) 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 directed by Miyashita, Manzo (a little over a minute long)
1952 directed by KATAOKA, Yoshitaro ( about 5 minutes long/ HAVE NOT SEE THIS YET WILL CHANGE IF NEEDED WHEN I DO SEE IT)
rate a 3
Japanese raw(mind you there is just a title page. Otherwise there is no words nor voices)
-Fast Paced. Too fast to follow along with what is going on.
-Art is what
i think to be Kinemacolor. Which to me is a more refined looked to the black and white outlook.
- Art looked nice and crisp
Sound - silent film
no use of text or voices plus fast moving art made the character bio a coin toss if you will. Or in other words you the viewer determine what was said but good luck it is pretty hard to figure out.
So many things went wrong with this production. From speed to it being silent, no words. It was like rather than you watching an everyday anime you were viewing this while sleeping. Perfect example when i think about it. Given the speed of how things play out and your recollection to how things went at the end. A complete mess not worth your time unless you are an art student.