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Nippon tanjô (1959)

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prince Yamato Takeru
... Princess Oto Tachibana
... Kibino Takehiko
... Princess Miyazu
... Elder Kumaso
... Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess
Kumi Mizuno ... Azami
... Princess Kushinada
... Princess Yamato
Akira Kubo ... Prince Iogi
Akira Takarada ... Prince Wakatarashi
Ganjirô Nakamura ... Emperor
... Ootomo
Jun Tazaki ... Ootomo's Kurohiko
Ken'ichi Enomoto ... God of Yaoyorozu
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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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20 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Age of the Gods  »

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2.35 : 1
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Prince Yamato Takeru: I will go far away from here. To the ends of the Earth, to the Moon, or under the sea! Just anywhere!
[He doubles over, sobbing]
Princess Oto Tachibana: Prince, please don't say such things! Your pain is more painful to me than my death!
[Yamato Takeru looks over at her]
Prince Yamato Takeru: Ototachibana.
Princess Oto Tachibana: Yes?
Prince Yamato Takeru: Do your eyes tell me the truth?
[Ototachibana shakes her head]
Princess Oto Tachibana: I have disobeyed your aunt by coming after you.
Prince Yamato Takeru: That doesn't matter! I'll never allow you to leave! Stay with me! You are mine!
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A Legend about the Origin of the Earth and Japan combined with an epic story
4 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Good, Good and Good, this is the only adjective possible to be used to this jewel of the Japanese cinematography. Culturally is a film to be seen by all, it is amusing and interesting. Here we all learn how we can fight bad things with good behavior and polite talk, something nearly forgotten during these days. The film shows that not always the man can be peaceful but good feelings from humans can help a lot to avoid the violence.


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