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Operetta tanuki goten (2005)

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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Joe Odagiri ...
Amechiyo
Hiroko Yakushimaru ...
Ohagi no tsubone
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Azuchi Momoyama
Gentaro Takahashi
Saori Yuki
Miwako Ichikawa
Hibari Misora ...
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Eisuke Sasai
Papaiya Suzuki
Taro Nanshu
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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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A puzzling, provocative experience you'll either hate or love--maybe both.
22 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK so this is a totally confusing and at times bizarre experience. Of course I didn't understand it and can also understand why lots of people think the whole thing a disaster. Yet on several levels it has a wicked fascination. Forget the story, it's so illogical that trying to make sense of it is like trying to explain the fifth dimension. Viewed as a series of extraordinary images you just keep watching, as one tableau transforms into another. Viewed as a send up of Japanese opera it has its moments, likewise as a take on western musicals it hits some bulls eyes.

Frankly, it feels like something made by someone from another planet so why expect to understand it all? But you do, so just sit back and give in. If you like your films neat, packaged and with a clear story line, this is not it. On the other hand, I bet you'll talk about it quite a lot.


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