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Kamui no ken (1985)

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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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)
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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 Ainu portrayed in the film are an indigenous people who primarily live in Hokkaido, the northernmost Japanese island. Up until the late 19th century, both the Ainu and Hokkaido were referred to as Ezo. See more »

Goofs

During the title shot, the title of the movie is shown first in English, and then in Japanese calligraphy. In the English title, the word "dagger" is misspelled as "daggar". See more »

Quotes

Iga Chief: Tenkai! Having him as a pupil the one thing I regret in my entire life!
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Referenced in Megazone 23 (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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