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Momotaro (II). In Japanese folklore Momotaro, or “Peach Boy,” befriends a group of talking animals and with their help defeats an army of demons on the island of Onigashima. Momotaro (II) appeared in the animated films Momotaro no Umiwashi (1943) and Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei (1945), both directed by the Japanese creator Mitsuyo Seo (Chibisuke, Sankichi).

Momotaro (II) is a Superhuman who can talk to animals. In Momotaro no Umiwashi Momotaro and his Sea Eagles, a company of animals who, like Momotaro, are enlisted in the Japanese navy, attack the demons on Onigashima in a replay of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (Footage from the Pearl Harbor attack is used in the film). In Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei Momotaro and his Divine Sea Warriors parachute on to the island of Sulawesi and liberate it.

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