1. Comedy
  2. Historical
  3. Military
Fuku-chan no Sensuikan
  1. Shochiku Animation Institute
November 8, 1944 EWT

Fuku-chan was one of the most popular newspaper comic strip boy-characters in Japan at the time. The film portrays a submarine attack on an enemy cargo ship. Though this, too, was to boost patriotism, Japanese children particularly enjoyed the scenes in which the kitchen crew cooked in the submarine kitchen. Released in November of the same year, the food shortage was quite serious in Japan, and the abundant food supply in the submarine kitchen -- vegetables, fruit, fish, rice, and more which were already luxury items in Japan at the time -- was prepared into various dishes along with a merry, rhythmic song.

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  1. Slice of Life
  1. Shin-Ei Animation
Nov 2, 1982 at 5:00am EST

Childish goings-on for Fukuo Fuchida (also known as Fuku-chan) a small boy who attends nursery school with his "girlfriend" Kumi and hangs out with his playmates Namiko (whose parents own a china shop), her younger brother, Kiyo, naughty twins Doshako and Garako and school bully Ganchan.

[Source: Anime Encyclopedia]