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Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture (1994)
"Samurai supirittsu: Haten gôma no shô" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Action  -  8 September 1994 (Japan)
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One hundred years after their deaths, six legendary holy warriors are reborn to seek justice against the former comrade who betrayed them into the hands of an evil god! The six warriors ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shingo Katori ...
Haômaru (voice)
Yû Daiki ...
Reiko Chiba ...
Nakoruru (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa ...
Sharurotto (voice)
Tesshô Genda ...
Ôtora (voice)
Wataru Takagi ...
Garufôdo (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ...
Tamutamu (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Hattori Hanzô (voice)
Shigezô Sasaoka ...
Âsukueiku (voice)
Kôichi Kitamura ...
Shiranui Gen'an (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Kazuhiko Kishino ...
Tokugawa Yoshimune (voice)
Kyôko Terase ...
Chiyo (voice) (as Megumi Terase)
Seiko Tomoe ...
Gorô no haha (voice)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura ...
Kodomo A (voice)


One hundred years after their deaths, six legendary holy warriors are reborn to seek justice against the former comrade who betrayed them into the hands of an evil god! The six warriors search the feudal province of Edo questing for the last Saint Soldier, Haohmaru, and their sworn nemesis Shirou Amakusa. Will the followers of the divine light triumph over the forces of darkness, or is history destined to repeat itself? Before their hundred-year journey has ended, six samurai will prove that the only thing stronger than their holy blades is the steel of their wills! Written by Renny

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8 September 1994 (Japan)  »

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Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture  »

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In the English dubbed version by ADV Studios the blood has been colored silver so it'll get a lower rating. But for some unknown reason in two scenes the blood has been left red. See more »


Spin-off Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage (1999) See more »

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Just try to sit through this stinker
3 May 1999 | by (Greenhell) – See all my reviews

With any genre of film, you always have to wade through a lot of garbage before finding any gems. Samurai Showdown is this garbage. Anyone expecting a movie along the lines of Ninja Scroll will be very disappointed. The animation is the weakest "Amerime" (I guess they didn't want to make it too sophisticated for us Yankees), it looks like your typical Saturday morning fare. The characters are not developed, the plot is nonexistent, and the lead protagonist Hamaru is a jerk that no one could relate to or empathize with. Not to mention there is no explanation as to how different warriors from South America, France, San Francisco and China all managed to convene in Japan at exactly the same time after maybe two cuts. What is a sword wielding warrior doing in San Francisco during the time of feudal Japan? San Francisco had not even been reached by the Spaniards during the time of feudal Japan, so what is a Caucasian doing there?! Plot holes aplenty. The only interesting character is the big villain Earthquake, the rest are just props. By the way, what kind of man names his pet husky "Puppy"?

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