The World of Power and Women (lost Japanese animated short film; 1933)

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The Protagonist and the typist.

Status: Lost

The World of Power and Women (力と女の世の中) was a short Japanese animated film directed by Kenzo Masaoka.[1] The film was released on 13 April 1933 as the first Japanese animated film to feature voiceovers.

The plot of the film consisted of the protagonist, a father of four children, becoming involved in an affair with a typist at the company he works at, after being constantly henpecked by his wife. He accidentally reveals this fact to the typist while talking in his sleep. The protagonist's wife then obtains more evidence of the affair and goes to her husband's office to confront both him and the typist.[2][3]

No prints of the film are known to exist.

External Link


  1. Anime-Kun article. Retrieved 02 Apr '16.
  2. Japanese Wikipedia article. Retrieved 02 Apr '16
  3. Anime News Network article on the film. Retrieved 24 Apr '19