Yasha-ga-ike (1979) AKA Demon Pond



In the 1930s, a schoolteacher named Gakuen, while searching for his missing friend Akira, comes upon a mysterious, drought-stricken village beside a pond. After asking for food from a beautiful young woman named Yuri, Gakuen discovers that she is married to Akira, who is also the keeper of the village bell. Unless it is struck three times a day, a spirit that dwells in the pond, the Dragon Princess, will flood the town and kill all its inhabitants. When the Dragon Princess receives an offer of marriage from a prince, she offers to leave the pond in exchange for a human sacrifice, and Yuri is chosen as the victim.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda (as Shinoda Masahiro). AKA夜叉ヶ池’ / Demon Pond
Writers: Kyoka Izumi (play), Haruhiko Mimura, Tsutomu Tamura.
Stars: Tamasaburô Bandô, Gô Katô, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kôji Nanbara, Yatsuko Tan’ami, Hisashi Igawa, Norihei Miki, Juro Kara, Ryûnosuke Kaneda, Fujio Tokita, Jun Hamamura, Megumi Ishii, Tadashi Furuta, Kazuo Satô, Kai Atô, Hatsuo Yamaya, Maki Takayama, Yuni Nishigama.

Cinematographer: Masao Kosugi.
Composer: Isao Tomita.


Download in MP4 (720p Encode w/Eng. hardsubs)

           Download in MKV (1080p Source file w/Eng. & Fr. softsubs)

Note: HD copies added on January 31st, 2023. I got the French subs from someone on Twitter last year, I can’t find the DM right now to properly credit you but thank you!.

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  1. March 3, 2020

    Good job, Jon, fingers crossed there’ll be a better source in the not too distant to upgrade from.

    January 31, 2023

    YES! You found it!

  3. onur
    February 6, 2023

    love and respect

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