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Jiraiya the Hero
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JIRAIYA THE HERO

豪傑児雷也 | Gôketsu Jiraiya

Directed by Shôzô Makino
Japan, 1921
Silent, Fantasy, Action, Short

Synopsis

Jiraiya, the title character, is a ninja who uses shapeshifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad. Based on the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya). Exists in a 21 minute fragment only.
(Also known as Heroic Thunder Boy.)

Synopsis

Jiraiya, the title character, is a ninja who uses shapeshifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad. Based on the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya). Exists in a 21 minute fragment only.
(Also known as Heroic Thunder Boy.)