Momotaro, Sacred Sailors - Collector's Edition
The first feature length anime film
Running Time: 91 mins
Retail Price: £39.99
Release Date: 2018
Content Type: Movie
Japanese fairy tale hero Momotaro leads a squad of heroic animal soldiers against evil British demons. Believed destroyed after Japan’s surrender, rediscovered in a warehouse in 1983 and digitally restored from the sole surviving negative. This infamous 1945 black-and-white propaganda film was funded by the Navy Ministry to promote recruitment and Japan’s military agenda in the South Seas. The film was a landmark event in anime history, and a seminal influence on the generation of animators that followed.
Contains the film Momotaro, Sacred Sailors plus the short film The Spider and the Tulip in Japanese with English subtitles.Also contains a 128-page book written by Dr. Jonathan Clements (Author of Anime: A History, co-author of the Anime Encyclopedia).
4:3 pillarboxed 1080p
DTS-HD MA 2.0 mono Japanese
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