This is the second major animated piece following the big hit "A Thousand and One Night Stories" in Japan. The distributor treated the film as an erotic animated work for adults, advertising it as a piece "far more erotic than a thousand and one might stories." The film produced a number of popular sayings and gags that have since become outdated. However, the film remains an impressive and beautiful piece.
Original Plan and Story line: Tezuka Osamu Executive Producer: Yoneyama Yasuhiko Directors: Tezuka Osamu, Yamamoto Eichi Screenplay: Satoyoshi Shigemi Music: Tomita Isao Songs: "Cleopatra's Theme": lyrics by Nakayama Chinatsu, music by Tomita Isao and vocals by Yuki Saori "Guerrilla's Song": lyrics by No Kahei, music by Komuro Hitoshi and vocals and music played by Rokumonsen and Fool Sounds Character Design: Kojima Isao Study: Kasem Ali Animation: Nakamura Kazuko, Hata Masami, Akahori Kanji, Ueguchi Teruhito, Sugii Saburo, Shimamura Tatsuo, Furusawa Hideo, Kinoshita Renzo Animation: Kitano Hideaki, Shindo Mitsuo, Sasakado Nobuyoshi, Ogawa Takao, Watanabe Keiko, Ushigoe Noriyo, Kobayashi Junji, Tanizawa Yutaka, Uenashi Ichiya, Ushigoe Kazuo, Nitta Masatoshi, Fudaki Ikuo, Yoshimura Masateru, Kiguchi Jun, Kimura Ichiro, Ebisawa Yukio, Ashida Toyoo, Nobe Hayao, Asato Sumiko, Kawajiri Yoshiaki and others Art: Ito Kazue Backgrounds: Tsukima Hachiro, Ito Koyo, Miyagawa Kazuo, Nishimura Kuniko, Tanabe Megumi, Shimizu Katsue, Shimomichi Fumiharu, Yokose Naoji, Kadoya Tatsuro, Kawanabe Hirotsugu, Hamatani Yukiko, Inaba Tomie, Mizunoo Junichi, Nishi Yoshikuni, Hirabayashi Shigeru, Takamura Mukuo, Kato Kiyoshi, Kudo Goichi, Ozeki Toshiyuki Shooting: Misawa Katsuji, Yamazaki Shigeru, Fukano Junichi, Shima Toshiyuki, Hoshi Kuniki, Shuto Toshio, Nakamura Sakurako, Morioka Setsuko, Tsuchiya Akira Camera: Honda Tsuyoshi Camera shot composite: Horiguchi Tadahiko, Komine Masatoshi, Tsujimoto Yukina, and Miyauchi Masao Camera shot rendition: Sato Hajime Editing: Furukawa Masashi, Tsukahara Hitomi, Ooiwa Senko, Watanabe Reiko Sound: Tashiro Atsumi, Aketagawa Susumu and others
(c) Tezuka productions Co., Ltd. / Mushi Production
Distributed by Nippon Herald Movies / 112 minutes / In Color, Wide
Mushi Production / Released on September 15, 1970