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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.

Director:

Seijun Suzuki

Writer:

Yoshio Urasawa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ziyi Zhang ... Tanukihime
Joe Odagiri ... Amechiyo
Hiroko Yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Ohagi no tsubone
Mikijirô Hira ... Azuchi Momoyama
Tarô Yamamoto ... Ostrich Monk
Gentaro Takahashi Gentaro Takahashi ... Butler Raccoon
Saori Yuki Saori Yuki ... Virgen Hag
Miwako Ichikawa Miwako Ichikawa ... Kome
Hibari Misora Hibari Misora ... CG appearance
Eisuke Sasai Eisuke Sasai ... Yasuke
Papaiya Suzuki Papaiya Suzuki ... Junior Raccoon
Taro Nanshu Taro Nanshu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Federico Aletta Federico Aletta ... Nan-bannjin (painter)
Akira Matsushita Akira Matsushita
Noriko Shiina Noriko Shiina
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 May 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Princess Raccoon See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The giant painting seen during the villains' rap scene is based on the oil painting, Andromeda, by Sir Edward John Poynter. See more »

Quotes

Ohagi no tsubone: Many things happened.
[subtitled version]
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Soundtracks

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 SpuzzlightyearSee 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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