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Akuemon is the sixth and last anime episode in the Lion Books series. It was an OVA release[1]. This episode was never broadcast on Japanese TV, but it was instead shown at a Hong Kong film festival. It is the first anime directed by Makoto Tezuka, son of the famous Osamu Tezuka[2].


The story is about a fox outwitting a hunter and choosing to live out his life in the temple with a squirrel companion.


It was re-released as a DVD on March 21, 2003 on the same disk as Adachi-ga Hara.


Director: Makoto Tezuka

Music: Ichiko Hashimoto

Original creator: Osamu Tezuka

See also


  1. World Art Russia. "World Art Russia Info." Akuemon. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  2. Clements, Jonathan. McCarthy Helen. [2006] (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5

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