Jiraiya the Hero (Goketsu Jiraiya) 1921

Jiraiya_1921

Jiraiya the Hero is a 1921 Japanese silent short film directed by Shōzō Makino. The film is also known as Gōketsu Jiraiya (豪傑児雷也?, original title).

Jiraiya, the title character, is a ninja who uses shapeshifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad. Based on the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya).

Director: Shôzô Makino
Stars: Matsunosuke Onoe, Suminojo Ichikawa, Kijaku Ôtani

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