The Magic Serpent

The Magic Serpent


怪竜大決戦
Kairyū Daikessen
Dragon Great Battle
Director Tetsuya Yamanouchi
Screenplay Masaru Igami
Photography Motoya Washio
Lighting Takeo Hasegawa
Sound Teruhiko Arakawa
Art Shoji Yada
Music Toshiaki Tsushima
Editor Tadao Kanda
Production Companies Toei
Release Date December 21, 1966
Runtime 94 minutes

怪竜大決戦
Kairyū Daikessen
Dragon Great Battle
Director Tetsuya Yamanouchi
Screenplay Masaru Igami
Photography Motoya Washio
Lighting Takeo Hasegawa
Sound Teruhiko Arakawa
Art Shoji Yada
Music Toshiaki Tsushima
Editor Tadao Kanda
Production Companies Toei
Release Date December 21, 1966
Runtime 94 minutes

Yuki Daijo, allied with the sorcerer Orochi, betrays his lord and assumes the throne. The orphaned prince, Ikazuchi, is whisked away by Orochi former master, who raises the boy to one day seek revenge against Daijo and defeat his wayward student Orochi. Many years later, Orochi discovers their whereabouts, and sends his minions to kill them. Ikazuchi survives, but his master is slain. Ikazuchi decides to reveal himself publicly and use his own powers of sorcery to stir up trouble against Daijo and Orochi.

Ikazuchi befriends a young girl, Sunate, who is searching for her long lost father. They are both befriended by Morobe, a mysterious traveler who is revealed to be a thief working for Orochi. He kidnaps Sunate and delivers her to Orochi, and reveals that Orochi is actually the girl’s father. Orochi tests Sunate’s loyalty to him by tasking her with slaying Ikazuchi. When she cannot bring herself to perform the evil deed, Morobe releases her; his own daughter was slain as a result of his meddling with Orochi, and he doesn’t wish to repeat his mistake. Together they distract Orochi long enough for Ikazuchi to mount an attack against Daijo’s castle.

Ikazuchi summons a giant frog to destroy the castle and trample Daijo to death. Orochi flies to the castle and transforms into a dragon to battle with Ikazuchi. Sunate also transforms into a giant spider and tips the battle in Ikazuchi’s favor. When their power is spent, Ikazuchi and Orochi return to their human forms and duel. Ikazuchi defeats Orochi, but decides to renounce the throne in order to live a simple life with Sunate.

企画
Planning
岡田茂
Shigeru Okada

新海竹介
Takeshi Shinkai
脚本
Screenplay
伊上勝
Masaru Igami
撮影
Photography
わし尾元也
Motoya Washio
照明
Lighting
長谷川武夫
Takeo Hasegawa
録音
Sound
荒川輝彦
Akihiko Arakawa
美術
Art
矢田精治
Shoji Yada
音楽
Music
津島利章
Toshiaki Tsushima
編集
Editor
神田忠男
Tadao Kanda
助監督
Assistant Director
牧口雄二
Yuji Makiguchi
記録
Archiving
矢部はつ子
Hatsuko Yabe
装置
Apparatus
米沢勝
Masaru Yonezawa
装飾
Decoration
山田久司
Hisashi Yamada
美粧
Beauty
堤野正直
Shojiki Tsutsumino
結髪
Hair Dressing
橋本明子
Akiko Hashimoto
衣裳
Costume
三上剛
Go Mikami
擬斗
Action
上野隆三
Ryuzo Ueno
合成
Synthesis
松木春吉
Haruyoshi Matsuki
進行主任
Production Manager
並河正夫
Masao Naimikawa
特殊撮影
Special Photography

撮影
Photography
赤塚滋
Shigeru Akatsuka

国定玖仁男
Toshiki Kunishige
照明
Lighting
金子凱美
Kanemi Kaneko
助監督
Assistant Director
俵坂昭康
Akiyasu Tawarazaka
記録
Archiving
塚越恵江
Keiji Tsukagoshi
主題歌
Theme Song
朝日ソノラマ
Asahi Sonorama
作詞
Lyrics
伊上勝
Masaru Igami
作曲
Composition
津島利章
Toshiaki Tsushima
出演者
Performers


松方弘樹
Hiroki Matsukata

小川知子
Tomoko Kagawa

鈴村由美
Yumi Suzumura

金子信雄
Nobuo Kaneko

林真一郎
Shinichiro Hayashi

天津敏
Bin Amatsu

柿本健二
Kenji Kusumoto

小田部通麿
Michimaro Otabe

原泉
Izumi Hara

国一太郎
Ichitaro Kuni

原健策
Kensaku Hara

河村満和
Masakazu Kawamura

千葉敏郎
Toshio Chiba

池田謙治
Kenji Ikeda

岡田千代
Chiyo Okada

矢部義明
Yoshiaki Yabe

岩尾正隆
Masataka Iwao

宍戸大全
Daizen Shishido

木谷邦臣
Kuniomi Kiya

福本清三
Seizo Fujimoto

出口静広
Shizuhiro Deguchi

小林成行
Nariyuki Kobayashi

森本隆
Takashi Morimoto

近松克樹
Katsuki Chikamatsu

大矢正利
Masatoshi Oya

大友柳太朗
Ryutaro Otomo
監督
Director
山内鉄也
Tetsuya Yamanouchi