Tie Shan Gongzhu

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Synonyms: Saiyuki: Tessen Koushu no Maki, Princess Iron Fan
Japanese: 鐵扇公主


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 1941
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Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.321 (scored by 456456 users)
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Ranked: #118402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #12526
Members: 1,234
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Tang Sanzang and his three protectors—Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie, and Sha Wujing—are journeying far to the west when they encounter "Fire Mountain." The flames of Fire Mountain are so ferocious that no man dares to brave its scorching flames; unfortunately, there is no other path to their destination.

A local villager informs Tang Sanzang that Princess Iron Fan owns a magical fan that can quench the mountain's fire. However, she is also unlikely to give it to them, as Sun Wukong previously angered her husband, the Bull Demon King. Unwilling to give up their journey, the three protectors must use their shape-shifting powers and formulate a plan to steal the magical fan from the grasp of the princess.

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Wan, Guchan
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Wan, Laiming
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Feb 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
As one of the first feature length animated films ever made (the 12th documented one), Princess Iron Fan has to be applauded for its ambition in both technical and narrative scope. Portraying a singular story set within the Journey to the West canon, this Chinese film was filmed and broadcasted during the Japanese occupation of the Middle Kingdom and inspired a gamut of artists in Japan and around the world to create their own feature length narratives. More than anything else, I can see heavy influences of Fleischer in this work, but there are distinctive Chinese aesthetics and stylistic syllogisms in place that give the ...
May 19, 2012
Mixed Feelings
After seeing Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1937, the Wan Brothers in China were inspired to created their own feature-length film in 1941. Princess Iron Fan was the result, China's first feature-length animated film.

STORY - 7/10
Based off of the Journey to the West from the sixteenth century, it follows the Buddhist priest Tripitaka and his three bodyguards Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy as they come across a cruel buffalo-headed king who controls a mountain of fire and his wife who has the only item that will allow them to pass - a magic iron fan. Monkey has to defeat the princess in ...
Mar 14, 2019
When adapting a simple tale, all you can fuck up with is, well, the adaptation. The reason why Snow White is so acclaimed and memorable isn't because of its ingenious storytelling, but rather its audiovisual timelessness. By displaying so much prowess, it stood the test of time quite effortlessly. The same cannot be said about Wan Brothers' attempt to make animation on pair with Disney's high quality standards.

Tie Shan Gongzhu is fluid with passable backgrounds... and as far as presentation goes that is pretty much it. On the negative side however, everything is kinda messed up. The positioning of cels is inconsistent throughout, the ...

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