Jiu Se Lu

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Synonyms: The Nine Colored Deer, A Deer of Nine Colors
Japanese: 九色鹿


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1981
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Source: Other
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.891 (scored by 623623 users)
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Ranked: #97842
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Popularity: #11865
Members: 1,538
Favorites: 2


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In ancient times, a Persian merchant gets lost in a windstorm. Suddenly a spiritual deer of nine colors appears to guide the man. Later on, the deer rescues a man drowning in a river. In exchange, the man promises not to reveal the deer's whereabouts. The man reaches an imperial palace. The king insists on hunting down the spiritual deer down to make clothes out of the deer skin. The man gives in to his greed and leads an army of warriors to the spot. He falls into the river again, hoping the deer will show up to rescue him. This time, all the warriors' arrows turn into dust and the man is drowned.

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Qian, Jiajun


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Feb 4, 2013
Preliminary (Unknown/1 eps)
Somewhat brief review for this anime;

There's not much story to this short little film. At its core it portrays themes of greed, love and your brothers keeper. The story is centered around a magical nine colored deer who has the power to grant one happiness and health. Naturally, being Ying and Yang in the world, there are those who both abuse and cherish this magical deer and its powers. A greedy snake merchant trying to turn his luck around (although there is equal exchange between the deer and the snake merchant), from a spoiled queen who uses sympathy to get what she wants. On the ...
Dec 17, 2018
It's a morality tale. What I learned:

1. Humans are terrible, awful, short-sighted and greedy creatures.
2. Don't *u** with the gods.

Not the earliest of animated works I've seen from China, but this is pretty early. A self-contained tale in about twenty minutes. The artwork is very, very stylized and animation equally stylized with exaggerated movements. The story itself is pretty straightforward, as a magical deer saves some humans, the pampered empress gets word, and they go out hunting for the deer, tricking it to come out. But if there's one thing ...

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