Manga: Sarumasamune (Monkey Masamune, The Monkey Sword Masamune) (1930) Theatrical Cartoon

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Manga: Sarumasamune

Manga: Sarumasamune

English Title: Monkey Masamune

Manga: Sarumasamune (Monkey Masamune, The Monkey Sword Masamune) (1930) Theatrical Cartoon

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • Yokohama Cinema Shokai
  • Cartoon Characters: Masamune, Monkey.
  • Directed By Yasuji Murata.
  • Produced By Yasuji Murata.
  • Originally Released in December of 1930 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 9:47 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • Japan  Japan

Cartoon Summary:

A courier rescues a monkey from the gunshot of a hunter. The monkey leader gives him a sword as a reward.

Cartoon Production Information:

Alternate Title: "Saru Masamune."
English Titles: "Monkey Masamune," "The Monkey Sword Masamune," "Masamune and the Monkeys."

Silent film.

Cutout animation.

Many Japanese folk tales tell of a human being saving an animal and receiving a reward in return. "The Monkey Masamune" is one such story.

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