The Littlest Warrior
The Littlest Warrior
Theatrical poster to The Littlest Warrior
Directed by Taiji Yabushita[1]
Written by Sumie Tanaka
Music by Tadashi Kinoshita
Cinematography Shinkichi Ōtsuka
Distributed by Toei
Released July 19, 1961
Running time 83 min.
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The Littlest Warrior or The Orphan Brother (安寿と厨子王丸 Anju to Zushio-maru) is a 1961 animated film directed by Taiji Yabushita.[1] It is based on Mori Ōgai's novel, Sansho Dayū, which was also the basis of Kenji Mizoguchi's Sansho the Bailiff (1954).[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 "安寿と厨子王丸" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
  2. Clements, Jonathan and Helen McCarthy (2001). The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press. p. 226. ISBN 1-880656-64-7.
  3. "安寿と厨子王丸" (in Japanese). Kinema Jumpo. Retrieved 2011-02-18.

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