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Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)
"Tatsu no ko Tarô" (original title)

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A young boy has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a dragon.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kazuo Kitamura ...
Niwatori-chouja (voice)
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Tatsuya (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun'ya Katô ...
Taro (voice)
...
Yamanba (voice)
Kazuo Kumakura ...
Red Oni (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ...
Aya (voice)
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A young boy has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a dragon.

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17 March 1979 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Taro - Der Drachenboy  »

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Just a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!
24 November 2006 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

When you are 3 years old and something touches you so deep, just like this anime did to me, you NEVER EVER forget it. You might forget the name of the characters, or the exact plot but it never goes, all the pictures stay inside (especially when these pictures are that impressing). That happened to me with this movie. I was so moved when I discovered it again!

All these colors, the way the characters were drawn, the plot of course, EVERYTHING about this anime is perfect! And of course it is not only for kids or anime fans, this is a movie everyone must see. It is a movie about hope, and love and what someone can do for the person he loves the most and how many barriers he can overcome -wether he is as strong as Taro, or not. ;P

This is a movie that will wake the child inside you but this doesn't mean it is childish. On the contrary, it is a very mature movie and a masterpiece indeed!!!!


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