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Taiyou no ouji Horusu no daibouken (1968)

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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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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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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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This was the first movie where now legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (later founder of Ghibli Studios) worked together. At the time, Miyazaki was simply a in-between animator at Toei Doga, but his talent bought him to the attention of Setsuyo Matoba, who was the production supervisor. In order to find a role for Miyazaki, a "chief animator and concept artist" role was specially invented. 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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The first Isao Takahata film
2 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before My Neighbors the Yamadas, before Pom Poko, before Only Yesterday, and before Grave of the Fireflies. There was Little Prince Horus(USA Title). This was the first Movie Isao Takahata directed.

He and legendary Anime maker Hayao Miyazaki and some other animators who were still in their early years in animation industries made this film possible.

It's nothing like Isao Takahata's other works. This one is about an Alternate Viking/Scandinavian Time Period about a boy named Horus who receives a sword from some Earth God, and is sent on a quest to defeat an Ice Demon(who's pretty cool looking) meets a group of village locals and a mysterious Girl who has the key to restoring peace to the land.

It took 3 years for this film to be made. Animation is well done even if this was made 38 years ago. Back when Anime was still primitive. It's interesting to watch. Too bad it didn't do well when it was in Japanese Theatures. But what's cool about it is it became known as the earliest forms of modern anime.

In other words it's anime that doesn't have to be made for kids to watch.

I'm not sure when it'll get licensed to get it's own English Debut. But worth seeing for those who are interested in Animes that broke the rules. I'd recommend this film for Ages 12 and up contains cartoon violence and a split second of nudity.


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