Tag: Momotaro Sacred Sailors

May 6, 2021 · 0 comments

Music: The AIUEO Song

Music: The AIUEO Song

By Jonathan Clements. In one of the most widely discussed scenes in Mitsuyo Seo’s 1945 animated feature Momotaro, Sacred Sailors, the frenzied activity of building a South-Sea military base grinds to a halt for the animal soldiers to teach Japanese to the natives. An unruly outdoor classroom of apes, tigers and even a somewhat out-of-place […]

January 12, 2021 · 2 comments

Momotaro’s Devil General

Momotaro’s Devil General

By Jonathan Clements. He shrugs and stammers, he mumbles and prevaricates. He can’t surrender because he is not in command of all the troops, you see. The first English-language voice-actor in anime appears in the final scenes of Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945), desperately trying to wave away the demands of the Japanese victors on Devil […]

April 11, 2020 · 0 comments

Books: Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary

Books: Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary

By Jonathan Clements. Donna Kornhaber’s new book on animation and war begins with an electrifying account of an afternoon in 1899, when the Ladies Welfare Committee for Soldiers and Sailors staged the premiere of Arthur Melbourne-Cooper’s one-minute “Matches Appeal.” The Empire, in Leicester Square, was the venue at which the world’s first recorded screening of […]

March 27, 2018 · 0 comments

NEW RELEASES: 26th March 2018

NEW RELEASES: 26th March 2018

As we approach the end of March we have one more new release to bring you before we head into April and kick the month with a bang! Read on below for details on our latest release plus what’s coming next. NEW RELEASES FOR WEEK COMMENCING: 26TH MARCH 2018 EXPELLED FROM PARAdise FORMAT: Standard Blu-ray (Standard DVD […]

March 22, 2018 · 0 comments

[UNBOXING] Momotaro, Sacred Sailors

[UNBOXING] Momotaro, Sacred Sailors

One of things we love to do here at Anime Ltd. is give people the opportunity to be able to see films that they may not have necessarily had the chance to see otherwise. If you look through our catalogue of titles there are some wonderful yet very unique films. Today however is a very special example […]

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