Maabou no Daikyousou
A boy competes in various events during the Olympic games. Short film from 1936.
Izakaya no Ichiya
An unemployed man picks up a flyer which happens to be a notice asking for investors to put up capital for raising a sunken ship. The sum is 10 ...
Hinomaru Tarou – Musha Shugyou no Maki
The hero Taro attempts to rescue a kidnapped girl from a bandit. Short film from 1936.
Furudera no Obake soudou
A Bosko-cloned samurai battles traditional monsters and demons.
The mischievous Chinkoroheibei visits the underwater realm of the fish king where he tries to steal the king’s treasure box.
Umi no Mizu wa Naze Karai
When a poor, yet honest, man rescues an old man who has fallen off a log bridge, the little people of the forest give him a “Mortar of ...
Taa-chan no Kaitei Ryokou
Animated short from Japan.
shoujouji no tanuki-bayashi ban danemon
The boozy mercenary of the title, based on the actual historical figure of Naoyuki Ban (1567-1615), attempts to rid a haunted castle of spooks.
Ninjutsu Hinotama Kozou – Edo no Maki
A short story about a young ninja.
Hinomaru Hatanosuke- Inazuma gumi Tobatsu no Maki
Short film where the hero Hatanosuke battles with an evil gang of thieves.
Hinomaru Hatanosuke- Bakemonoyashiki no Maki
Short film where the hero Hatanosuke battles ghosts and monsters in a haunted house.
Issunboushi – Chibisuke Monogatari
Dreaming of rising up in the world, Chibisuke the little bonze travels to the city, where he becomes a retainer to a Cabinet minister, who takes ...
The first full cel-animated short. A group of tanukis investigate a temple and cause mischief.
Tsuki no Miya no Oujo-sama
When a young princess is kidnapped by an evil toad, her salvation is in the hands of a brave villager.
A short Japanese animation film from 1934.
Ponsuke no Haru
A family of tanuki dig for food in the snow. They find bamboo shoots and bring them home only to find them empty after peeling them. The bamboo ...
Osaru no Sankichi – Totsugeki-tai
Short movie from 1934 about a war between monkeys and bears.
Omocha Bako Series Dai 3 Wa- Ehon 1936-nen
Peaceful citizens (one of whom resembles Felix the Cat) are dancing to music before their island is being invaded by a gigantic rodent that ...
Norakuro is now a corporal. On his day off-duty, he goes to eat chicken on the stick. On his way home, he falls into a slumber and dreams of ...
Genroku Koi Moyou Sankichi to Osayo
When a samurai witnesses a dancing maiden being kidnapped by ruffians, he rescues the poor damsel and takes her to the spring flower dance.
Dekobou no Jidousha Ryokou
A man encounters strange animals during a road trip.
Bouken Dankichi – Hyouryuu no Maki
A boy fights with savage tribesmen and animals on a tropical island.
Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki
A farmer walking in the woods is frightened away by a shapeshifting fox, who then disguises himself as a samurai and makes his way to a temple, ...
Sankou to Tako – Hyakumanryou Chinsoudou
Short anime from 1933.
Osaru no Tairyou
Short animated film by Yasuji Murata
Numa no Taishou
The story of a gluttonous whale and the other aquatic creatures
norakuro nitouhei- enshuu no maki
Private 2nd Class Norakuro is having the training for recruits, but makes so many mistakes.
Norakuro Shoui- Nichiyoubi no Kaijiken
Norakuro’s adventures in the Fierce Dog Brigade continue in this short film from the 1930s.
Norakuro Nitouhei – Enshuu no Maki
Norakuro keeps getting his allies and enemies mixed up during training.
This film is about the risk of tuberculosis and the importance of disease prevention; produced by the Home Ministry Public Health Division Health ...