Reviews

“Private 2nd Class Norakuro” (1933) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2016.

Seen with recorded benshi narration by Makino Shūichi.

Subject

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

Commentary

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