Reviews of “Kokka kimigayo” (1931) and related work

“Kokka kimigayo” (1931Moving picture, 3 minutes)

Seen in 2016.

Largely uninteresting, even knowing the material it draws from. The only thing worth noting is how the supplicants outside Amaterasu’s cave wear ancient Japanese garb.

moving picture Japanese production animation fiction

“Spring Song” (1931/1932Moving picture, 3 minutes)

Seen in 2016.

Digital Meme places the release in “1931 or 1932”. Pointless pink-tinted cut-out animation trying for an audience sing-along by printing lyrics. The extreme use of pink makes me think of it as the “Me! Me! Me!” (2014) of its time, but there is no depth here.

moving picture spin-off Japanese production animation fiction