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A boy wishes to protect a village from a wizard; however his plans are complicated since the villagers do not fully trust him and he must contend with a mysterious girl with a dark secret.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yukari Asai ...
Coro the Bear (voice)
Mikijirô Hira ...
Grunwald the Demon of Ice (voice)
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Hilda (voice)
Hiroshi Kamiyama ...
Villager B (voice)
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Grunwald (voice)
Masao Mishima ...
Village Leader (voice)
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Chiro the Squirrel (voice)
Ray Owens ...
Rockor (voice)
Eijirô Tôno ...
Ganko (voice)
Billie Lou Watt ...
Prince (voice)
Hisashi Yokomori ...
Horu's Father / Toto (voice)
Tadashi Yokouchi ...
Paul / Moog the Rock Giant (voice)
Hisako Ôkata ...
Hols (voice)
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Storyline

Horus, a kid living in an unnamed Scandinavian/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, recovers the Sword of the Sun from the rock giant Moog and learns from his dying father that he must returns to his ancestral territory. In the process, he defends a village from the attacks of Grundewald, a warlord/ice demon and befriends the enigmatic Hilda, a lonely and beautiful girl who sings haunting songs (and who hides a terrible secret). Written by Korman643

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21 July 1968 (Japan)  »

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Horus, Prince of the Sun  »

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Trivia

The script was based on a puppet-theater drama written by scriptwriter Kazuo Fuzakawa, itself based on an ancient legend of the Ainu, the aboriginal people living in Northern Japan. The Scandinavian/Viking/Eastern Europe setting was an idea of the producers, worried that a movie too identified with a local culture wouldn't have had enough international appeal See more »

Goofs

When Grunwald is holding Hols' rope on the icy cliff, you can see his gloves change color from black to blue to black again. See more »

Quotes

Hols: [after escaping from the Endless Woods and encountering Hilda] Hilda, come with me to the village.
[She steps back, clutches her amulet and glares coldly at him]
Hols: I was right, I knew we could get the other Hilda out of you. Come to the village, Hilda.
[Shaking her head, she attacks him with her sword and he fends her off with his axe]
Hols: That's the Hilda we must get out of you. Be brave and show them how human you really are.
[He disarms her and she bows her head]
Hols: There... you are human
Hilda: [...]
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Should be on DVD
2 September 2003 | by (Williston, North Dakota) – See all my reviews





With so much anime coming to the States in DVD, I don't know why this great film (possibly my first animated foreign film) hasn't recieved greater acclaim.

I love the music to this film, I love the storyline, and the multi-faceted characters. I wish some studio would get on the ball, and get this a bit more attention.

It's a great film. And a great intro to anime before there was "anime."

Sincerely,

JThree

carolyn@dia.net


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