daniel thomas Categories: tenguri, yasuo otsuka
Tenguri, Boy of the Plains (Sougen no Ko Tenguri), the 1977 short film directed by Yasuo Otsuka, with key animation by Hayao Miyazaki and Yoshifumi Kondo, is now available at the Downloads page. This 22-minute film was produced by Snow Brand Dairy Products, and it's essentially a commercial for Japan's dairy industry. That said, this is Yasuo Otsuka's only directorial work, and the quality is very high. Its style and presentation owe a lot to Heidi, and it's an enjoyable little romp.
No doubt Tenguri will score you some cred points among your fellow anime and Ghibli fans. Big thanks to AnimeCouncil for translating this film in between their bigger projects.