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An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. Taro found out, years later that Tein-Hei is the true killer and the man he killed was his father. Taro's ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Jirô (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Oyuki (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Tenkai / Saigô Takamori (voice) (as Gentarô Ishida)
Yuriko Yamamoto ...
Chico / Julie Rochelle (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Andô Shouzan (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Shingo (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Sanpei (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Sam (voice)
Takashi Ebata ...
Captain Drasnic (voice)
Takashi Toyama ...
Tokachi Hanzô (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirô Amakusa ...
Elder (voice)
Yoshie Asai ...
Tsuyu (voice)
Lanny Broyles ...
Fujibayashi Genjiro (voice)
Bill Calhoun ...
Shingo (voice)
Jerry Davidson ...
Indian Chief (voice)
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An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. Taro found out, years later that Tein-Hei is the true killer and the man he killed was his father. Taro's revenge attempts start off a trail of assassinations and ninja swords fights spanning from Hokaido, Alaska to California where Tien-Hei's secrets gradually unfold. The revenge road leads to a climactic battle with Tien-Hei on the fall of Japan's Shogun-era. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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9 March 1985 (Japan)  »

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The Blade of Kamui  »

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Trivia

The members of the Matsumae Three are: Oshima no Kansuke, Ônuma no Kiheiji, and Shakotan no Oharu. See more »

Goofs

Mark Twain was the pen-name of Samuel Clemens. In the movie, however, he meets Jiro and identifies himself as Mark Twain. Samuel Clemens never referred to himself by his pen-name in real life. See more »

Quotes

Andô Shouzan: We are all born naked, and die naked. In the meantime, all we do is work, east, shit, and sleep.
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Connections

Referenced in Megazone Twenty Three Part I (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Kamui no Ken
(The Dagger of Kamui)
Lyrics by Yôko Aki
Music by Ryûdô Uzaki
Arranged by Mitsuo Hagita
Performed by Noriko Watanabe
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Beautiful anime
11 July 2005 | by (Middlesex, UK) – See all my reviews

This was a great anime. True the animation is old but its still worth watching and has a better plot than Ninja Scroll, the problem that it was kinda long.

Japanese movie star Hiroyuki Sanada who played Ujio from Last Samurai played the main character Jiro and it was directed by Rintaro who did Galaxy Express 999 and Metropolis.

The anime has some good animation for an old anime, interesting characters like the main villain Tenkai and Ando Shouzan and of course lets not forget the beautiful musical scores in the film.

All in all this movie is worth watching for fans of anime, animation in general, action, and Samurai/Ninja flicks. Despite the lows in the film that didn't the film from being a great film to watch.

Don't miss this film.


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