Momotaro, Sacred Sailors - Blu-ray+DVD Ltd Collector's Edition
The first ever Japanese feature length animation, Momotaro, Sacred Sailors
"Japanese fairy tale hero Momotaro leads a squad of heroic animal soldiers against evil British demons. Believed destroyed after Japan’s surrender, rediscovered in a warehouse in 1983 and digitally restored from the sole surviving negative.
This infamous 1945 black-and-white propaganda film was funded by the Navy Ministry to promote recruitment and Japan’s military agenda in the South Seas.
The film was a landmark event in anime history, and a seminal influence on the generation of animators that followed."
Contains the film Momotaro, Sacred Sailors plus the short film The Spider and the Tulip in Japanese with English subtitles.
Also contains a 128-page book "Sacred Sailors: The Life and Works of Seo Mitsuyo" written by Dr. Jonathan Clements (Author of Anime: A History, co-author of the Anime Encyclopedia).
Release Date: 26/03/2018
BBFC Cert: PG
Audio: Japanese only
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Region: 2 | B
Duration: 91 mins (approx)
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