Hakujaden

Alt titles: Panda and the Magic Serpent

Movie (1 ep x 78 min)
2.562 of 5 from 110 votes
Rank #4,162

In ancient China, a supernatural, powerful storm transforms a magical white serpent into a beautiful maiden named Bai-Niang. She is drawn to the music of Xu-Xian, a young man who befriended her as a child, while she was still in her serpentine form. Having been the best of friends in the past, the two quickly fall in love and are happy to be together. However, the townsfolk distrust Bai-Niang and the lovers are torn apart once more. Will Bai-Niang and Xu-Xian ever be able to be together?

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jul 1, 2012
Score: 4/10

Historically-wise, Panda and the Magic Serpent is the first color Japanese animated film and despite the turmoil of the era it was made in, it actually stood firm in its classical take on a children’s story. They style of animation is still pre-Osamu, so the characters indeed look Asian and not big round eyed Europeans as they will do later. Also, it has nothing to do with technology or the army, a thing... read more

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