“Private 2nd Class Norakuro” (1933) IMDb


Seen in 2016.

Seen with recorded benshi narration by Makino Shūichi.


The misadventures of an incompetent dog soldier whose name means “black stray”, in a world of better-behaving white dogs.


Children’s military comedy. Boring except in the context of the study of propaganda and cultural preparedness for war. Interestingly, an eagle that looks just a bit less fierce than the one in “Momotaro’s Sky Adventure” (1931) appears and helps the protagonist, not symbolizing the USA.

animation fiction Japanese production moving picture