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Kamui no ken (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  9 March 1985 (Japan)
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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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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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The Blade of Kamui  »

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Trivia

Hiroyuki Sanada, is better known for his various live-action roles. This film was the first and only time he worked on an animated film. 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

[Jiro is framed for the murder of his mother, Oyaruru as the screen is dominated by phantasmogorphic imgery.]
Chorus: Murderer! Parent-killer! You shall be cursed! To hell with you, mother-killer! Murderer!
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Connections

Referenced in Megazone 23 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Kamui no Komoriuta
(Kamui's Lullaby)
Lyrics by Yôko Aki
Music by Ryûdô Uzaki
Arranged by Mitsuo Hagita
Performed by Noriko Watanabe
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A little long.
4 March 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was a little to long. It could have easily been shorter and considering what I thought of the movie it should have been shorter. I thought this ran for a bit to long, it was manly because it had a deep story to it. I just saw points that could have easily been cut out but weren't. The story had its highs and low, more lows then highs. And the lows kept the movie dragging along. The artwork in this was very familiar. Like I' ve seen it before, probably from Galaxy Express 999. One other thing I thought about this was what's the deal with the blood. The blood was bright orange. Blood does not need to be this bright and that colour. The people seemed to spurt radioactive Orange juice when they where killed. Anyways this movie was watchable. It's probably a little too violent and long for younger people. And the fact that it's animation my turn off adults.

My review 5 out of 10.


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