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Release Date:
23 December 1998 (France) See more »
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And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stayed. See more »
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An eerie underrated masterpiece See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Marô (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Aya #1 (voice)
Minako Arakawa ... Ito (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Arnsburger ... Higezura, Kazami (voice: English version) (as David Arnsberger)
Tom Bartling ... Villager 3 (voice: English version)
Cara Biggs ... Kotone (voice: English version)

Charles Campbell ... Spider Demon / Marou (2nd Demon Form) (voice: English version)
Adam Dudley ... Majumi no Miko / Chunin (voice: English version)
James Elliott ... Oinin 2 (voice: English version)
Jon Geiger ... Marou (voice: English version)
Banjô Ginga ... Koga (voice)

Catherine Glynn ... Aya #1 (voice: English version) (as Catheryn Glynn)
Larry Goode ... Villager 1 (voice: English version)
Matt Helm ... Villager 2 (voice: English version)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ... Hikage (voice)
Miki Itô ... Woman (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ... Hunter (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ... Shiranui / Majuumi no Miko (voice)
Robert Kraft ... Oinin 1 / Kouga 2 (voice: English version)
Mary Lang ... Mai / Ito (voice: English version)
Mark Lanteigne ... Villager 4 (voice: English version)
Gary Lipkowitz ... Villager 5 (voice: English version) (as Gary Dehan)
Eiji Maruyama ... Old Bronze (voice)
Barry Miller ... Bonze (voice: English version)
Yûko Mizutani ... Kotone (voice)
Mark O'Brien ... Narrator (voice: English version)
Shinya Ohtaki ... Hunter (voice)
Christopher Pryce ... Hikage (voice: English version)
Dick Reiss ... Marou (1st Demon Form) (voice: English version)

Jessica Robertson ... Aya #2 (voice: English version)
Steve Sanders ... Yoki / Shingen (voice: English version)
Kôzô Shioya ... Shiratsuyu (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Kazami (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka ... Koga (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ... Aya #2 (voice)
Lane West ... (voice)
Bill Wise ... Shiratsuyu (voice: English version)
Yûsaku Yara ... Higezura (voice)

Directed by
Takashi Anno 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kei Kusunoki 

Produced by
Matt Greenfield .... producer
Nagateru Kato .... producer
John Ledford .... executive producer
Sharon Papa .... executive producer
Haruo Sai .... executive producer
Masaki Sawanobori .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Horinari Watanabe 
 
Cinematography by
Takeshio Azuhata 
 
Film Editing by
David Grundy (English version)
 
Art Direction by
Katsuyoshi Kanemura 
Youko Komiya 
 
Sound Department
Katsumi Itô .... sound effects
Jun Watanabe .... assistant sound director
 
Animation Department
Matsuri Okuda .... character designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yôma" - Japan (original title)
"Yoma - Curse of the Undead" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
77 min (2 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on a manga by Kei Kusunoki. The manga was published in 1985 by Shueisha and serialized in Ribon Original. It was 2 volumes long.See more »
Soundtrack:
Ashita e no ProrogueSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An eerie underrated masterpiece, 20 March 2007
Author: jjamesedw3 from United States

I remember seeing Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma when I was just 11 years old and being scared not just by its dark, scary story. But, by that frightening theme song that just makes you want to cringe. Its like looking at a horror version of a drama that made you want to cry but at that same time gave you nightmares. The story is the main core of this movie. The story is about a Ninja who searches for his lost partner while also trying to fight an army of demonic forces that are controlled by a demon lord. The best part about this movie is the action that is combined with the gritty, bone chilling horror creating an animated feast fit for a king. My only pet peeve about Curse of the Yoma is the ending theme song. Which really throws me off. Its like throughout the whole entire movie, you are completely captivated by the engrossing horror of the film and you are entirely frightened by its beautiful opening. But then, it sounds like the movie takes a complete shift from the scary aspect of the movie with its poppy-ish ending, which I don't understand why Toho would want to do that. But aside from the ending, Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma is hands-down the best anime movie of the 80s. I suggest to everyone that you rent it before you buy. Then, you will appreciate it more and buy it. I give this movie a nine out of ten.

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