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Hakkenden shin sho (1993)

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Adapted from the famous samurai masterpiece, Hakkenden tells the tale of eight samurai brothers.

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Shino Inuzuka (voice)
Ward Perry ...
Genpachi Inukai (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Samojiro Aboshi / Additional Voices (voice)
Matt Hill ...
Sosuke Inukawa (voice)
Matt Smith ...
Yoshizane Satomi / Fusahachi / Additional Voices (voice) (as Matthew Smith)
Kelly Sheridan ...
Hamaji (voice)
Doris Chillcott ...
Tamazusa #1 / Kamezasa (voice)
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...
Princess Fuse (voice)
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Kobungo Inuta / Bansaku Inuzuka / Yoshinari Satomi / Daiki Mauwari / Dosetsu Inuyama / Fusahachi / Hikiroku / Mukusaku / Thug #1 (voice)
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Keno Inuzaka (voice)
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Daikaku Inumura (voice)
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Tamazusa #2 (voice)
French Tickner ...
Ikkaku Akaiwa (voice)
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Girl #2 / Hinaginu (voice)
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Sadamasa's Guard / Daikaku Inumura (voice)
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Adapted from the famous samurai masterpiece, Hakkenden tells the tale of eight samurai brothers.

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An acquired taste
23 February 2003 | by (City of Dead Kings, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Its beautiful design aside, The Hakkenden takes a bit of getting used to. The traditional-samurai-tragedy mood of this series, makes it mostly for "those who like that sort of thing" - but if you ARE one of those, samurai-tragedies don't come much better than this.

The bizarrely supernatural is made to seem absolutely reasonable, in a way normally only known in "magical realism".


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