About The IP
Belladonna of Sadness is a 1973 Japanese animated film directed by Eiichi Yamamoto and produced by Mushi Production. Mushi Production was founded in 1961 in Tokyo, Japan by Osamu Tezuka, who is known as the "The Father Of Anime". It has since become renowned for its work on several successful anime television series, such as Astro Boy, Dororo etc. Many famous directors and artists have had their careers begin at Mushi Production. After facing financial difficulties, Mushi declared bankruptcy in 1973, but was reestablished in November 1977.