Animage Article on Horus, Prince of the Sun

In July of 1978, Animage magazine published an article celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Great Adventures of Horus, Prince of the Sun. The film had achieved cult legend status by that time, as the careers of Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Toei Doga crew unleashed a decade's worth of anime classics of film and television.

This article features a number of production drawings, several published books you can still find online with a little effort. One item of interest are the official lobby cards on the second and third pages. Most of these are today found scattered around the internet, and Toei has provided a number of illustrations for use in various home video releases. We have never seen the complete set, however.

Toei really ought to release a complete set of Horus lobby cards. We could either sell them separately or as part of a deluxe Blu-Ray package. I remain confident that with enough brand building, Horus could build an audience. It's a fantastic movie with great characters and a rich universe worth exploring.

Thanks to Anim'Archive for these magazine scans.

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