Ramayana (1942)

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Ramayana
The title card of Ramayana
Producer(s) Iwao Mori (organizer)[1]
Written by Kohan Kawauchi[1]
Production company Toho
Distributor Film Distribution Company
Running time 17 minutes

Ramayana (ラーマーヤナ,   Rāmāyana) is a Japanese tokusatsu short film produced by Toho during the early 1940s, based on the Hindu legend of the same name.[2] Extremely little is known of the short, due in part to its lack of opening or ending credits; however, it was written by Kohan Kawauchi, who would later create Japan's first television superhero series Moonlight Mask, among numerous other works. Its special effects are also rumoured to have been directed by Eiji Tsuburaya. The film surfaced online after being broadcast on the Japanese specialty channel NECO on August 21, 2003.

Plot[edit | edit source]

While dancing with animals, Ravana abducts Sita from Rama, Ravana returns to the Kingdom of Lanka the kidnapping of his wife leaves Rama and a group of animals to invade Lankapura, Ravana hides as Lankapura burns.

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Main article: Ramayana/Gallery.

Videos[edit | edit source]

The full short, recorded from a
2003 Channel NECO broadcast

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