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Title The roots of Japanese anime until the end of WWII [videorecording] : with 8 ground-breaking films / Zakka Films.

Published Hamden, Conn. : Zakka Films, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (92 min.) : sd., b&w (one film is tinted) ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p.)
Notes Cataloged from DVD container.
Special features: Japanese anime history and commentary for each film by prominent scholars ; Momotaro's Sea Eagle's ad collection.
"Chiyogami-zaiku eiga"--Main frame.
"千代紙細工映画"--Main frame.
Contents Muramatsuri Village festival (3 min.) -- Haru no uta Song of spring (4 min.) -- Chinkoro Heibei tamatebako Chinkoroheibei and the treasure box (9 min.) -- Saru Masamune Monkey Masamune (8 min.) -- Chameko no ichinichi Chameko's day (7 min.) -- Ban Dan'emon bakemono taiji no maki Danemon Ban : the monster exterminator (10 min.) -- Benkei tai Ushiwaka Benkei and Ushiwaka (14 min.) -- Momotarō no umiwashi Momotaro's sea eagle (37 min.).
村祭 Village festival (3 min.) -- 春の唄 Song of spring (4 min.) -- ちんころ平々玉手箱 Chinkoroheibei and the treasure box (9 min.) -- 猿正宗 Monkey Masamune (8 min.) -- 茶目子の一日 Chameko's day (7 min.) -- 塙団右衛門化物退治の卷 Danemon Ban : the monster exterminator (10 min.) -- べんけい対ウシワカ Benkei and Ushiwaka (14 min.) -- 桃太郎の海鷲 Momotaro's sea eagle (37 min.).
Credits The village festival: Noburo Ofuji ; Song of spring: Noburo Ofuji ; Chinkoroheibei and the treasure box: Noburo Ofuji ; The monkey Masamune: Yasuji Murata ; Chameko's day: Kiyoji Nishikura ; Danemon Ban - the monster exterminator: Yoshitaro Kataoko ; Benkei and Ushiwaka: Kenzo Masaoka ; Momotaro's sea eagle: Mitsuyo Seo.
Summary A rare glimpse of early Japanese anime and prewar Japanese culture, The roots of Japanese anime features the masterworks of such pioneers of Japanese animation as Noburo Ofuji, Yasuji Murata, and Kenzo Masaoka, in addition to Mitsuyo Seo's Momotaro's sea eagle, the notorious war cartoon billed as Japan's first feature anime.
System notes All regions ; NTSC.
Language notes In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Other author Ōfuji, Noburō, 1900-1961.
大藤信郎, 1900-1961.
Murata, Yasuji, 1896-1966.
村田安司, 1896-1966.
Nishikura, Kiyoji.
Kataoka, Yoshitarō.
Masaoka, Kenzō, 1898-1988.
政岡憲三, 1898-1988.
Seo, Mitsuyo, 1911-
瀬尾光世, 1911-
Zakka Films.
Chiyogami Eigasha.
Subject Animation (Cinematography) -- Japan -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Propaganda.
Nationalism -- Japan.
Motion picture film collections.
Animated films -- Japan.
Short films -- Japan.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Standard Number 634479994852