This is the second part of "The Phoenix" series of the Kadokawa Haruki Office Co., Ltd. version, a refined animated film based on Tezuka Osamu's original work portraying life based on the myth of Yamatotakeru. The characters are again designed differently from those in the Manga --- they are actually more mature, which had the effect of disappointing some fans of the original drawings.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / Kadokawashoten Publishing Co., Ltd. / Tohoku Shinsha Co., Ltd.
Released by Toho / 48 minutes / In color
Kadokawashoten Publishing Co., Ltd., Tohoku Shinsha Co., Ltd. / August 1, 1987
Original Manga: Tezuka Osamu
Executive Producers: Kadokawa Haruki, Uemura Banjiro
Planning: Tamiya Takeshi, Nakagawa Shinji
Producers: Rintaro, Maruyama Masao
Director: Hirata Toshio
Screenplay: Takayashiki Hideo, Kaneharu Tomoko
Character Design and Animation Director: Sakai Akio
Original picture: Noda Takuo, Shinkawa Masanobu, Okamura Yutaka, Sakurai Kunihiko, Kurihara Reiko, Seo Yasuhiro, Kanai Jiro, Takei Masaki, Hiraishi Motoko, Eda Reiko, Shibata Kazuko, Tsuchita Koichi
Motion picture: Kanbara Yoshimi, Koike Shin, Hayashi Hideo, Matsuda Naomi, Ozaki Kazutaka, Fukuda Yoshiyuki, Kikukawa Kyoko, Sasaki Shinichi, Taguchi Kouichi, Sasaki Hajime, Daichi Hiroaki, Ohura Tsutomu, Ito Koji, Furuya Hiromi, Kawamura Tadateru, Yoshida Hajime, Horiuchi Hiroyuki, Matsui Riwako, Nagano Junichi, Nishimura Yutaka, Watanabe Keiko, Gomi Toyoaki, Sakuma Keiko, Inada Hiroshi
Art Director: Matsuoka Satoshi
Backgrounds: Nagashima Yoko, Ozeki Mutsuo, Naganawa Kyoko, Hisamura Kazu, Sakimoto Naomi, Yoshizaki Masaki, Takaya Noriko, Ina Junko
Shooting Director: Ishikawa Kinichi
Technical Supervisor: Yamaki Iwao
Shooting: Yamaguchi Hitoshi, Matsumura Yasuhiros
Editing: Ogata Harutoshi
Music Director: Miyashita Tomiko
Music Producer: Ishikawa Hikaru
Sound Director: Aketagawa Susumu
Planning Cooperation: Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Production Studio: Project Team Argos, Madhouse