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The Orphan Brother

heian period

The Orphan Brother

Release Date: July 19, 1961

Year    :   1961
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   History, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Production Companies    :   Toei Animation
Director    :   Yugo Serikawa, Taiji Yabushita
Producers    :   Hiroshi Ookawa, Seiichi Moro, Seiichi Moro
Writers    :   Yugo Serikawa, Sumie Tanaka, Taiji Yabushita
RunTime    :   83 mins.

After their father quarrels with local military men, Anju and Zushio are forced to flee, but they are captured and sold into slavery. When their mother dies, they are sold to Sansho the Bailiff, a cruel man who subjects them to hideous torments. While Anju falls into a lake and is transformed into a swan, Zushio escapes and after being adopted to a nobleman grows to a young man. He will then fight to defeat the evil Dayu and free all the slaves.

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