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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Film Credits

direction
Alison Reiko Loader
animation
Alison Reiko Loader
writer
Hiromi Goto
Jesse Nishihata
narration voice
Brenda Kamino
original music
Normand Roger
sound design
Normand Roger
picture editing
Hannele Halm
sound editing
Pierre Yves Drapeau
voice recording
Patrick Viegas
re-recording
Shelley Craig
Jean Paul Vialard
archives research
Nancy Tatebe
producer
Michael Fukushima

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