The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

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Yôko Tsukasa ...
Princess Oto Tachibana
Akihiko Hirata ...
Kibino Takehiko
Kyôko Kagawa ...
Princess Miyazu
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Elder Kumaso
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Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess
Kumi Mizuno ...
Azami
Misa Uehara ...
Princess Kushinada
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Princess Yamato
Akira Kubo ...
Prince Iogi
Akira Takarada ...
Prince Wakatarashi
Ganjirô Nakamura ...
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Eijirô Tôno ...
Ootomo
Jun Tazaki ...
Ootomo's Kurohiko
Ken'ichi Enomoto ...
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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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An epic three-hour long film about the birth of Japan.
15 February 1999 | by (Bridgewater, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

The Japanese equivalent of 1956's The Ten Comandments. A lot of this features nomads wondering around in a desert on camels. Then there's Toshiro Mifune, who slays a hydra-esque dragon at the end. As usual, Toshiro Mifune is great. This is a great movie, with an excellent Ifukube score and Tsuburaya special effects but this is just too darn long and slow paced, it's really a chore to sit through. I still recommend it though.


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