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
Did You Know?
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
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
[watches connivingly as Hilda mesmerises the entire village with her beautiful singing
I have a good idea... I can make use of her.
Sure, you can make use of her... if only to ruin yourself.
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