Genre: Adventure / Drama
(1968) (Age Rating 13+)
Format: DVD (Region 1) & BLURAY (Region A)
Length: 82 Minutes
Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Release: Eastern Star
Availability : Stocking Item - Usually Ships Within 24-48 Hours Unless Backordered
A brave young boy named Horus pulls a blade out from a centuries-old rock giant only to discover that it is the Sword of the Sun. If re-forged, the sword's destiny will transform the boy into the Prince of the Sun.
Urged by his Father, Horus and his pet bear Coro travel to his ancestral village, a place destroyed by the Frost King Grunwald. Along the way, he helps a village whose residents are besieged by Grunwald's magic, but the villagers feel threatened when he befriends Hilda, a beautiful girl whose haunting songs conceal a dark secret.
The debut feature of Isao Takahata, creator of The Grave of the Fireflies and Pom