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Anju to Zushioumaru

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


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


Score: 6.161 (scored by 465465 users)
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Ranked: #77552
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Popularity: #9132
Members: 1,246
Favorites: 2


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Mar 26, 2019
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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