Showa Shinzan

This animated film tells the story of a young Japanese girl's relationship with her grandfather, a postmaster and amateur geologist. When the neighboring Mount Usu erupts during World War II, he records its activity. As he witnesses the birth of a new mountain named Showa Shinzan, he transcends the misery and folly of war that surrounds them and teaches his granddaughter a valuable lesson about life. Evoking the tradition of Bunraku puppetry, this animated film is based on actual events.

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Alison Reiko Loader
Alison Reiko Loader
Hiromi Goto
Jesse Nishihata
narration voice
Brenda Kamino
original music
Normand Roger
sound design
Normand Roger
digital imaging specialist
Normand Gauthier
Susan Gourley
picture editing
Hannele Halm
sound editing
Pierre Yves Drapeau
voice recording
Patrick Viegas
Shelley Craig
Jean Paul Vialard
archives research
Nancy Tatebe
executive producer
David Verrall
Michael Fukushima