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ASATARO, THE ONION SAMURAI

IKEDA Yoko

Animated TV series [Japan]

This animation presents an authentic historical play with a cast of vegetable characters. The main characters, Asataro, Nikichi and Komomo, travel along the Tokaido, and get involved in a human drama in every place they visit. Rokyoku* are a great attraction in the original picture book as well, and are expressively performed here by KUNIMOTO Takeharu, a Rokyoku story-teller.

©KAZUYOSHI IINO/FUKUINKAN SHOTEN, TOEI ANIMATION

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IKEDA Yoko

Japan

( 2009 )

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