chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon 1963

The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon or in Japanese Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji is one of the first fully animated coloured movies in Japan. It is about a boy named Susano, who is a God, his mother has just pass away so he is determined to go and find her. His father of course refuses to indulge in this journey. After a long tantrum Susano awakes on the beach to see his mothers spirit. After a heart to heart talk she magically gives him a necklace that will protect him from danger. Susano still wishes to go and see his mother in this very far away land called Heaven that she'll be staying at. She too tries to persuade him not to look for her but Susano of course sets off on a journey to find her after building his very own boat. Many adventures await him!









Positive Points

  • Considered a classic
  • Dubbed
  • Cute story
  • Decent action
  • Feels very Disney








Negative Points

  • Animal sidekicks
  • Feels very Disney
  • Convenient things happen for Susano to succeed








Why chii thinks you should watch it

If you are a fan of movies this is a must see. It not only is one of the first coloured anime, it looks pretty darn great considering it was made in 1963. While the story and action/adventure aspect of the movie is pretty generic it still manages to keep the viewer entertained. At least I was. The music really helped with that as it is amazing. I kinda wish that the rabbit wasn't so annoying that goes with Susano on his journey but I think that was mostly the dub's fault. After all having it just be Susano going on this journey would have been pretty lame. So yeah go and check it out! It is only an hour and a half so it is no longer than an early Disney movie. It isn't the greatest thing ever but it won't be a waste of your time either.








Further reactions to this MOVIE:

The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon

Photos - Little Prince and the Eight Headed Dragon

GD Star Rating