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Anju to Zushioumaru


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Anju to Zushiou Maru, Anju and Zushiomaru, The Littlest Warrior, The Orphan Brother
Japanese: 安寿と厨子王丸

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 1961
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 6.151 (scored by 455 users)
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Ranked: #77182
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Popularity: #9057
Members: 1,228
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Synopsis

Anju and Zushioumaru live a peaceful life in rural Japan with their kind and gentle father—the steward of the emperor's hunting grounds who teaches his children to respect nature and protect animals. The local lord frames him for burning the hunting grounds; Anju and Zushioumaru, along with their mother and a few animals, escape to Kyoto to ask the emperor to pardon their father.

However, Anju and Zushioumaru are separated from their mother and sold into slavery after being tricked into boarding the wrong boat. Their cruel master forces them to perform extreme acts of hard labor under the threat of torture. Fortunately, Saburou—their master's son—is sympathetic to their plight. The siblings wield no weapons and constantly fear the punishment for unobedient slaves. Under these unfortunate circumstances, they must desperately work to regain the happiness they once had.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Zushioumaru
Main
Kazama, Morio
Japanese
Anju
Main
Sakuma, Yoshiko
Japanese
Saburou
Supporting
Mizuki, Jou
Japanese
Onikura
Supporting
Mishima, Masao
Japanese
Iwaki
Supporting
Usami, Junya
Japanese
Jijo
Supporting
Arai, Shigeko
Japanese
Gatekeeper
Supporting
Oda, Masao
Japanese
Tatsukou
Supporting
Ushio, Kenji
Japanese
Emissary
Supporting
Masuda, Junji
Japanese
Gonroku
Supporting
Tomita, Nakajirou
Japanese

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Assistant Director
Mori, Yasuji
Key Animation
Kumakawa, Masao
Key Animation
Yamamoto, Zenjirou
In-Between Animation


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Mar 26, 2019
Assthete (All reviews)
Anju is so much better than its predecessors. You'd expect some slight progression, but thanks to Saiyuuki's blatant incompetence only a year before, it didn't happen. I can feel Takahata's touch in this, always granting his stuff a sense of gravitas, however subtle. It's also vastly superior in terms of presentation, with fluid and consistent animation, clever use of color and texture, and accurate drawing. For the first time Japanese animators fully committed to visual timelessness. Screenwriters also finally realized idealism shouldn't be the norm, presenting a rather tragic story about coping with loss, and such a fitting ending. Even the cuteness didn't feel nearly read more

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