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Firebird: Daybreak Chapter

Hi no tori

Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Japan, 1978
Action, Comedy, Animation


The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advisor Sumuke, hire Yumihiko of Matsuro to hunt the phoenix so that Queen Himiko, sister of Susano-O can have eteranal life. Matsuro is then destroyed by the Takamagahara, who have mastered the art of horseback riding.

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Firebird: Daybreak Chapter Directed by Kon Ichikawa