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The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)

Taiyô no ôji Horusu no daibôken (original title)
A boy with a mythical sword wants to protect a Norse village from an evil ice wizard and his minions, who destroyed his family's village. However, the villagers don't fully trust him and a mysterious girl with a dark secret befriends him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikijirô Hira ...
Grunwald, the Demon of Ice (voice)
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Hilda (voice)
Eijirô Tôno ...
Ganko, the blacksmith (voice)
Masao Mishima ...
Village Leader (voice)
Yasushi Nagata ...
Drago, villager
Hisako Ôkata ...
Hols (voice)
Hiroshi Kamiyama ...
Villager (voice)
Hisashi Yokomori ...
Horu's Father / Toto, the white owl (voice)
Tokuko Sugiyama
Tadashi Yokouchi ...
Paul / Moog the Rock Giant (voice)
Asako Akazawa ...
Piria, Rusan's fiancée
Yuriko Abe ...
Young woman
Kazuo Tachibana ...
Villager
Taisaku Akino ...
Rusan (as Masaaki Tsusaka)
Yoshie Hinoki
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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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Trivia

The production was ridden with problems, mainly due to the difficult union relationships between the artists and the company Toei Doga. The movie was released far beyond schedule, and kept in the theaters only for 10 days. Because of this, it bombed, and Takahata never directed for Toei again. However, the movie became immediately an underground hit among students and young anime artists, and is now widely considered the first modern anime. 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

Drago: [watches connivingly as Hilda mesmerises the entire village with her beautiful singing] I have a good idea... I can make use of her.
Toto: Sure, you can make use of her... if only to ruin yourself.
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An excellent anime film from 1968
21 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have watched this anime film on Youtube.com, and I find it an excellent anime film from 1968. I have also found out that this film was one of the first movies that anime legends Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata worked on. And being that the film is set in The Norse lands, I am a fanatic on Norse folklore and myths...though I didn't see any trace in the film.

While watching the movie,I found the little children (Philip and Mauni), and Koro the bear cub to be very, very cute. I also love Hilda too even though she can be evil (under The Frost King's control); but she does have a great voice.


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