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30 Ratings

Jiraiya the Hero

Goketsu Jiraiya

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


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).

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Jiraiya the Hero Directed by Shôzô Makino

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