"Peach boy." A hero from Japanese legend. He was found by an old couple in a peach, hence his name, "Peach boy." Momotarō was joined by a dog, a monkey and a pheasant. Together they had many adventures. In one of them, they sailed to an island ruled by demons whom they slew, thereby liberating two princesses.



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