The Phoenix

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The Phoenix

The Phoenix

Release Date: August 12, 1978

Year    :   1978
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Adventure, Animation, Action
Production Companies    :   Toho, Tezuka Productions, Hi no Tori Productions
Director    :   Kon Ichikawa
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Osamu Tezuka, Shuntaro Tanikawa
RunTime    :   137 mins.

This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advisor Sumuke, hire Yumihiko of Matsuro to hunt the phoenix so that Queen Himiko, sister of Susano-O can have eteranal life.

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