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Princess Raccoon (2005)
"Operetta tanuki goten" (original title)

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Amechiyo (The banished prince) falls in love with Tanukihime (a princess of raccoon dog disguised to human). This is an Operetta which includes comedy, singing and dancing, and a love story.

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Credited cast:
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Jô Odagiri ...
Amechiyo
Hiroko Yakushimaru ...
Ohagi no tsubone
Mikijirô Hira ...
Azuchi Momoyama
Tarô Yamamoto
Gentaro Takahashi
Saori Yuki
Miwako Ichikawa
Hibari Misora ...
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Eisuke Sasai
Papaiya Suzuki
Taro Nanshu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Federico Aletta ...
Nan-bannjin (painter)
Akira Matsushita
Noriko Shiina
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Amechiyo is being hunted by his father for being too beautiful and as he tries to escape he runs into Princess Raccoon, a raccoon in human form. They fall for each other, but humans and raccoons shouldn't mix so the raccoon court causes some trouble. She saves his life, then he saves hers by finding the Frog of Paradise on the Sacred Mountain and so forth, until the tragic finale. Written by poco loco

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Ziyi Zhang spent half a month in Japan training in dance and voice. While her speaking part is in Chinese, she sings in both Chinese and Japanese. See more »

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un'mei no wana
Written by Michiru Ôshima
Performed by Ziyi Zhang
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One of the more spectacularly colorful movies you will ever see.
8 October 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

One hilarious thing I'll say off the top, is I'm not the biggest Seisun Suzuki fan. I've actually seen a fair number of his works (thanks to a retrospective the film festival had) and I found his films just a wee too Yakuza-driven for my tastes. So, I went into Princess Raccoon wary of what I was going to see. Boy! Was I knocked out! 'Raccoon' is Suzuki's attempt at a musical, using the elements of Japanese opera mixed in with many modern elements (both Audial and Visual), Raccoon is a treat from start to finish. The lead actor, Joe Ogdari, proves that he's one of the hottest actors in Japan these days in this role. I have to admire that the younger Japanese actors still take roles that take place in Feudal-times Japan, dressing up in Samurai gear to full effect. The story itself does get a bit confusing, if you don't follow it really closely, but even if you don't, prepare yourself for the treasures that Princess Raccoon has.


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