Animated Classics Of Japanese Literature: The Izu Dance
Original Title: Seishun Anime Zenshu
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1986
Directors: Noboru Ishiguro, Isamu Kumada, Katsumi Takasuka
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 719987-227729
Running time: 1:12 (72 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 11, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#22)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 19, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
The Izu Dancer by Kawabata Yasunari
Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. His writings include over a hundred short "palm of the hand" stories. These stories emphasize the commonplace episodes that nonetheless make indelible impressions on human lives.
A young student falls in love with a traveling dancer. Their love is sincere, but social differences may tear them apart.

The Dancing Girl by Mori Ohgai
Mori Ohgai (1866-1922) spent much of his youth as an army physician. Upon his return to civilian life, Mori turned his talents to writing, and became an important figure in the Japanese Romantic literary movement.
A Japanese man working in turn of the century Berlin fathers a child with an impoverished dancer. Together, they strive to build a home and amily, but political difficulties force the father to choose between his career and the woman he loves.

A Ghost Story by Koizumi Yakumo
Born in Greece as Lafcadio Hearn, Koizumi Yakumo (1850-1904) spent his youth in Europe and America. In 1890, his travels brought him to Japan, where he taught English, married into a traditional samurai family, and became a citizen. He is the author of many books on the Japanese culture.
A blind lute player chants the old legend of a great battle between the Genji and Heiki families. His music attracts the attention of the Heiki dead, whose ghosts request a performance.
DVD Covers
Animated Classics Of Japanese Literature: The Izu Dance
Animated Classics Of Japanese Literature: The Izu Dance
Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
 • Invelos Profile Links
 • US IMDb
Genres
Anime
Classic
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Nippon Animation
Media Companies:
 • Central Park Media
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Author Biographies
Crew
Direction
Noboru Ishiguro....Director
Isamu Kumada....Director
Katsumi Takasuka....Director
Writing
Yasunari Kawabata....Original Material By
Ogai Mori....Original Material By
Lafcadio Hearn....Original Material By
Kenji Yoshida....Screenwriter
Cast
Midori Kiuchi....Narrator
Sumi Shimamoto....Kaoru
Akira Kamiya....Mizushima
Masane Tsukayama....Eikichi
Kazuko Imai....Otatsu
Kazue Komiya....Chiyoko
Kenichi Ogata....Peddler
Akiko Takamura....Old Lady at Tea House
Yuriko Yamamoto....Ellis
Shichi Ikeda....Toyotaro Ohta
Michio Hazama....Kenkichi Aizawa
Terue Numanami....Ellis's Mother
Daisuke Gri....Doctor
Takur Kitagawa....Attache/Yasuke
Jun Eto....Hoichi
Ryoko Kinomiya....Taira no Tokiko
Kenji Utsumi....Armored Warrior
Yuzuru Fujimoto....Chief Priest
Kumiko Takizawa....Lady Attendant
Yoku Shioya....Young Priest
Yji Fujishiro....Master
Kan Tokumaru....Guest
Ikuo Nishikawa....Man
Mami Horikoshi....Woman