|Momotaro: Sacred Sailors|
(Momotarō: Umi no Shinpei)
|| Empire of Japan
||Shōchiku Dōga Kenkyūsho
Momotaro: Sacred Sailors or also known as Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (Japanese: 桃太郎 海の神兵; Momotarô: Umi no shinpei), is the 1945 propaganda anime of Japanese Empire which was premiered at the final stage of World War II. It's the first feature-length anime. Considering this fact as well as the information, that the first anime TV-series was made almost two decades later, Momotaro: Sacred Sailors is the oldest anime documented on IMFDB.
Note: The original movie tape is rather bad preservation, so, the restored version was used to create screenshots. However, the restoration was made by non-Japanese crew, so, some screenshots became more cartoonish, rather than it was at the original version.
The following weapons were used in the anime film Momotaro: Sacred Sailors:
Nambu Type 14
Captain Momotaro uses Nambu Type 14 at the second part of the movie.
Late Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Captain grabs his pistol...
...and prepares to holsters it.
Captain holds his pistol during the battle.
Lanchester Mk. I
A Lanchester Mk. I is seen surrounded by British soldier.
Lanchester Mk. I - 9x19mm. This gun has a fire selector removed.
The SMG is seen on the bottom.
Arisaka Type 38
Most of the Imperial Japanese army soldiers can be seen armed with the Arisaka Type 38 rifles and carbines.
Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Arisaka Type 38 Carbine - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Numerous rifles is seen at the background.
Japanese soldiers assemble their rifles.
A slightly other view of the same scene.
Japanese soldier guards the airfield.
A close view of the bayonet of his rifle.
Numerous rifles is seen in the box (bottom, right).
Japanese soldier hols his rifle during the battle.
Japanese soldier (at the left) aims his rifle.
Japanese soldier runs, rifle in hands.
The same soldier bayonets injured British tank crewman.
Japanese soldier runs during the battle.
Japanese soldier threatens surrounded British soldiers by the rifle.
Dutch East India Company mercenaries use matchlock muskets
17th century Swedish style matchlock musket reproduction.
Numerous muskets is seen in the gun rack. The serpents for the matches is seen.
Mercenary grabs the musket.
An unknown rifles can be briefly seen in the hands of British soldier. Another rifles is seen surrounded by British soldiers.
British soldiers tries to escape, rifle in hands.
The rifle is seen on the ground (pointed by the red arrow).
The bayonet attached rifle is partly seen at the left.
Type 3 heavy machine gun
Imperial Japanese army soldiers use Type 3 heavy machine guns.
Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun with tripod - 6.5x50mm SR
The machine gun is seen at the background, right.
The muzzle of machine gun is seen at the bottom, right. Japanese soldiers assemble Arisaka rifles at the background.
Japanese soldiers cleans the machine gun.
Another view of the same scene.
A perfect view of the machine gun.
The disassembled machine gun is seen in the box.
The low-qulity drawn machine gun is seen at the background, right.
Japanese soldier fires the machine gun.
Type 89 flexible machine gun
A Type 89 flexible machine gun is seen mounted on the Japanese combat plane.
Type 89 Dual flexible machine gun - 7.7x58mmSR Type 89.
Type 92 light machine gun
A Type 92 light machine gun is seen operated by Imperial Japanese army soldier.
Type 92 with 97-round magazine - 7.7x56mmR
A good view of aircraft mounted machine gun.
Type 99 Light Machine Gun
A Type 99 Light Machine Gun was used by Imperial Japanese army soldiers.
Type 99 light machine gun with bipod folded - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
The machine gun is seen at the background (pointed by the red arrow).
Japanese soldier aims his machine gun.
Vickers Mk. I
British soldiers use Vickers Mk.I during the battle.
Vickers Mk. I with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
British soldiers fire the machine gun during the siege of the fort.
The tank gunner aims the machine gun.
The guns of destroyed British tanks is seen.
The gun is partly seen at the right.
The guns is seen at the left.
Numerous Maxim M1910s were surrounded by British army.
Maxim M1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount, w/o shield - 7.62x54mmR
The machine gun is partly seen at the right.
Numerous Hotchkiss M1914s can be seen among weapons, which were srrounded by British soldiers.
British Hotchkiss M1914 Mk 1 - .303
Five guns at the top, left.
The guns is seen at the center.
Several Hotchkiss M1909s can be seen among weapons, which were surrounded by British soldiers.
Hotchkiss M1909 - 8x50mm R
The machine gun is partly seen at the top.
A Gatling Guns is seen among weapons, which were surrounded by British soldiers.
British M1865 Gatling Gun at the Royal Artillery Museum with hopper feed - .58 Rimfire/.50-70 Government
The Gatling gun is seen at the left.
The Gatling gun is seen at the center.
Type 97 hand grenade
Imperial Japanese army soldiers use Type 97 hand grenades during the battle.
Type 97 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (minus pin)
Numerous grenades is seen in the box.
Japanese soldier holds the grenade.
Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun
A Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun is seen on the watchtower at the Imperial Japanese army air base on the occupationed island at the Pacific.
Type 96 AT/AA Gun on twin mount - 25x163mm
The twin gun is mounted on the watchtower.
Another view of the same gun.
The same twin gun is seen from the other angle.
Type 92 Battalion Gun
Imperial Japanese army soldiers fire Type 92 Battalion Guns during the battle.
Japanese soldier aim the gun.
The gun is seen reloading.
The barrel is turning to standard position after the end of recoiling.
Dutch East India Company ship was equipped with the smoothbore muzzleloaded naval cannons.
Naval cannon - 18th century
The cannon is readied for battle.
Numerous AA guns were surrounded by British soldiers.
Numerous AA guns is seen at the background.
Various types of combat planes were used by Imperial Japanese and British armies.
Japanese combat plane is perfectly seen.
The side view of the Japanese combat planes.
The Japanese combat plane...
The Japanese combat plane is seen.
The same plane is seen after landing.
A god view of the Japanese combat planes.
Numerous Japanese combat planes is seen on the airfield.
Damaged Japanese combat plane is perfectly seen.
The Japanese combat planes is seen.
A close view of the Japanese combat plane.
The Japanese combat plane is perfectly seen.
A top view of the Japanese combat plane.
The front part of the Japanese combat plane is seen.
The Japanese combat planes is seen during the battle.
Numerous destroyed British combat planes is seen.
The destroyed British combat planes can be seen at the background.
British army soldiers use tanks.
Numerous British tanks is seen.
Japanese soldiers attack the tank.
Destroyed British tanks is perfectly seen.
Numerous tanks is seen at the background.