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).
Did You Know?
The official website of Tôei Animation and the movie's official roman album (a book about the making of the movie) published by Tokuma Shoten give the roman-character spelling of the name of the title character as "Hols", and it has been confirmed personally by the movie's supervising director Yasuo Ôtsuka
that he believes that the similarity of its Japanese pronunciation "Horusu" to that of the ancient Egyptian deity Horus is unintentional.
However, many international releases of the movie, including in the USA and Canada, spell the character's name in subtitles and in the title as "Horus", and precisely how the filmmakers arrived at the name of "Horusu" at the time remains a point of some contention amongst fans of the movie. See more
In the English Dub opening credits Isao Takahata's name was misspelled as "Sao Takahata". See more
[after escaping from the Endless Woods and encountering Hilda
Hilda, come with me to the village.
[She steps back, clutches her amulet and glares coldly at him
I was right, I knew we could get the other Hilda out of you. Come to the village, Hilda.
[Shaking her head, she attacks him with her sword and he fends her off with his axe
That's the Hilda we must get out of you. Be brave and show them how human you really are.
[He disarms her and she bows her head
There... you are human
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