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Danemon Ban: The Monster Exterminator

Ban Danemon: Shojoji no tanuki-bayashi

Directed by Yoshitaro Kataoka
Japan, 1935
Animation, Fantasy, Short


This fascinating early example [of cel animation] depicts the boozy mercenary of the title, based on the actual historical figure of Naoyuki Ban as he attempts to rid a haunted castle of spooks.

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Danemon Ban: The Monster Exterminator Directed by Yoshitaro Kataoka

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