Flying Phantom Ship

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Flying Phantom Ship
Directed by Hiroshi Ikeda
Produced by Hiroshi Okawa
Written by Shotaro Ishinomori (creator)
Masaki Tsuji
Hiroshi Ikeda
Music by Kosuke Onozaki
Distributed by Toei Company, Ltd.
Release date
  • July 20, 1969 (1969-07-20)
Running time
60 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Flying Phantom Ship (空飛ぶゆうれい船, Soratobu Yūreisen) is a 1969 anime feature film directed by Hiroshi Ikeda and produced by Toei Animation. It was one of the first anime films to be dubbed into Russian and shown in Soviet cinema theaters. The animation and design work on the giant robot was done by the then-largely-unknown Hayao Miyazaki.


Hayato's home city is under attack from a gigantic robot. His parents are lying dead in the rubble and the only remaining friend is his dog. His only thought now is revenge against the owner of the Phantom Ship (from where the robot said he was sent).

He ends up in the house of Kuroshio, the leader of the fight against the Phantom Ship and the most important person in the city. By complete accident, Hayato finds his way to an underground passageway where he realizes that the true nature of events does not mesh with what Kuroshio has told him.

His life is now in great danger, and only he can stop the plans of the evildoers.



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