About the film
Release Date: August 12, 1978
|Genres||:||Adventure, Animation, Action|
|Production Companies||:||Toho, Tezuka Productions, Hi no Tori Productions|
|Writers||:||Osamu Tezuka, Shuntaro Tanikawa|
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.