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Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei (Momotaro's Sacred Sailors) DVD, MP4, USB

Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei (Momotaro's Sacred Sailors) DVD, MP4, USB
Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei (Momotaro's Sacred Sailors) DVD, MP4, USB
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The Rare World War II Japanese Propaganda Cartoon Film ''Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei'' (''Momotaro's Gods-Blessed Sea Warriors'' Or ''Momotaro's Sacred Sailors''), The First Japanese Feature-Length Animated Film, Celebrating The Overthrow Of Colonial Power In Asia And The Pacific, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1942, 1 Hour 13 Minutes). #MomotaroUmiNoShinpei #MomotarosGodsBlessedSeaWarriors #MomotarosSacredSailers #Animation #Anime #Cartoons #WWIICartoons #PropagandaCartoons #WWIIPropaganda #Japan #JapaneseEmpire #SouthPacific #Singapore #GeneralYamashita #Indonesia #PacificWar #AsiaPacificWar #AsiaticPacificTheater #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive

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Produced in 1942 both to explain why Japan's military had swept though the South Pacific and to inspire the youth of the country to arms, this film follows the life of Japanese youngsters through their school days to their employment on the world's battlefields. Nearly all the characters are animals, and when these Japanese warrior animal youths deploy throughout the Pacific, indigenous animals enthusiastically assist them while they learn of the liberation to found in the service of the Greater Japanese Co-Prosperity Sphere. Ethnic caricatures of Caucasians abound, sometimes inspired by German depictions of Jews, while the continental United States gets mentioned as next on Japan's list of conquests. Of particular historical interest is the comical rendering of British General Percival's surrender of Singapore to General Yamashita, as well as an account of the 1619 fall of Jakarta to the Dutch told in terms to justify the expulsion of the Dutch from Indonesia by the Japanese. Perhaps its greatest value as a historical document however is its psychological insight into a particular difference between Japanese and Allied fighting men - while the jungle may have been unfamiliar and filled with awe and fear for Allied soldiers fighting in one, for Japanese soldiers it was a friendly and hospitable environment that they were quite comfortable in. This film in no small measure documents this sense of self assurance, and it stands as an example of exactly how this psychological comfort was propagandized into the psyche of the nation.

Momotaro (Japanese: "Peach Boy") is a popular hero of Japanese folklore. His name is often translated as Peach Boy, but is directly translated as Peach + Taro, a common Japanese given name. Momotaro is also the title of various books, films and other works that portray the tale of this hero. There is a popular notion that Momotaro is a local hero of Okayama Prefecture, but this claim was invented in the modern era. This notion is not accepted as consensus in scholarly circles. The present conventional form of the tale (Standard Type) can be summarized as follows: Momotaro was born from a giant peach, which was found floating down a river by an old, childless woman who was washing clothes there. The woman and her husband discovered the child when they tried to open the peach to eat it. The child explained that he had been bestowed by the gods to be their son. The couple named him Momotaro, from momo (peach) and taro (eldest son in the family). When he was just five years old, he was able to cut a big tree with just an old knife. When he matured into adolescence, Momotaro left his parents to fight a band of Oni (demons or ogres) who marauded over their land, by seeking them out in the distant island where they dwelled (a place called Onigashima or "Demon Island"). En route, Momotaro met and befriended a talking dog, monkey and pheasant, who agreed to help him in his quest in exchange for a portion of his rations (kibi dango or "millet dumplings"). At the island, Momotaro and his animal friends penetrated the demons' fort and beat the band of demons into surrendering. Momotaro and his new friends returned home with the demons' plundered treasure and the demon chief as a captive. This Standard Type of "Momotaro" was defined and popularized due to them being printed in school textbooks during the Meiji Period. This is the result of development of the literary "Momotaro", which had been handwritten and printed since the early Edo period into Meiji. One significant change is that in most examples of Edo Period literature, Momotaro was not born from a peach, but born naturally to the elderly couple who ate the peach and regained their youth. Such subtypes are classed as kaishun-gata, "rejuvenation" type, whereas the now conventional subtypes are termed kasei-gatam "birth from the fruit" type.