B. Weed - 2009-01-26 The narration sounds modern. Was the soundtrack lost? (Or was it a silent cartoon?)
kamlem - 2009-01-26 "The silent era of Japanese cinema featured one major distinction from that one the West: the addition of the benshi, a narrator and actor who added a significant live-performance component to the movies beyond just the music. As a result, the silent era lasted longer in Japan than in the West—so even though Oira no Yakyu came out two years into the sound era, it still has the look and feel of a silent movie, and features benshi narration."