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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
Mikijirô Hira ...
Grunwald the Demon of Ice (voice)
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Hilda (voice)
Masao Mishima ...
Village Leader
English dubbed version
Ray Owens ...
Eijirô Tôno ...
Billie Lou Watt ...
Hisashi Yokomori ...
Horu's Father / Toto
Tadashi Yokouchi ...
Paul / Moog the Rock Giant
Hisako Ôkata ...
Hols (voice)


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)  »

Also Known As:

Little Norse Prince  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Hilda: [sings] In the twilight red sky / a lonely star shines / Someone calls me, / "Come away, voiceless lark / Come away, wingless lark / From where did you come? And where will you go, now?"
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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, 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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On British TV 27 February john-1931
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