Archive of films The Demon / Oni

Japan
1972, 8 min

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
Year: 2005

One morning, two brothers living in a hut with their mother set out to the mountains to set traps. Suddenly the younger brother is seized by a demon hiding in the tree tops. Shooting an arrow, his brother saves his life. The demon’s arm is left behind and somehow it looks familiar.... This eight-minute horror film draws on an early medieval Japanese legend.


Synopsis

One morning, two brothers living in a hut with their mother set out for the mountains to set traps for deer. They move silently through the forest undergrowth until suddenly a demon’s arm reaches out from the treetops and grabs the younger brother. The older brother aims carefully, calms the shaking of his hands and lets an arrow fly, thus saving his brother’s life. The demon’s arm is left behind and somehow it looks familiar. After returning home a horrible truth is revealed.... Drawing on an early medieval Japanese legend, the film is reminiscent of the horror psychodrama Kwaidan. The Demon (1972) took awards at many animation festivals.

Contacts

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Japan
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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
   
Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Screenplay: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Dir. of Photography: Ken Yoshioka
Music: Seiji Tsurusawa
Editor: Hisako Aizawa
Producer: Fukuma
Production: Sakura Motion Picture Co., Ltd.
Contact: 100MeterFilms

Guests

Kihachiro Kawamoto

Film Director

Shohei Shiozaki

Service Company Rep.


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