or is a short Japanese animated film produced by Jun'ichi Kōuchi
. It was found in an antique shop
in Osaka in March 2008.
This film is a 4-minute silent short that tells a history about a samurai
's foolish purchase of a dull-edged sword. It was released on June 30, 1917.
''Namakura Gatana'' (translated into "dull-edged-sword") is a short comedy about a dim-witted samurai
and his worn down sword which turns completely useless as he tries to fight even the weakest opponents. The samurai, trying to figure out why his old sword won't cut anyone he strikes, tries desperately to attack random townspeople who defend themselves and knock him out.
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