Top 10 Pro-Nazi Propaganda Cartoons From World War II

5. Momotaro: Umi No Shinpei (Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors) 1945

Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei (Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors) is a sequel to the Momotaro no Umiwashi (Momotaro’s Sea Eagles) that we mentioned earlier. This time, Momotaro leads his army of animals to free colonized animals living in several Southeast Asian islands.

When Momotaro’s army arrives at one island, they warn the animals about the Western colonists and inform the animals of the army’s mission to free them from their oppressors. Thereafter, Momotaro leads his army and the local animals on an attack against a British military outpost on the island.

The cartoon flopped upon release because most of the intended viewers (the children) had been evacuated from the Japanese cities due to heavy Allied bombings. The few still around worked in factories and were unable to watch the cartoon.

The cartoon was lost after the war until a copy was found in 1983. It was released on home video and has now been rereleased on Blu-ray as Momotaro, Sacred Sailors.[6]

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