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Yôtôden (1987)

Video  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy  |  27 May 1987 (Japan)
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In the year 1580, a man named Lord Nobunaga Oda sends hoards of unholy armies across Japan, slaying all who stand in their way. A young ninja escapes her villages' destruction with a short ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
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Kasumi no Ayanosuke
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
Hayate no Sakon
Takeshi Watabe ...
Fudô no Ryôma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jinpei (voice) (as Frank Frankson)
Sharon Becker ...
Kikyo (voice)
Bill Blechingberg ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Shannon Conley ...
Kayo (voice)
Shôzô Iizuka ...
Ongyô no Kiheiji
Socko Jones ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura ...
Mori Ranmaru (II)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
George Leaver ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Rose Markisello ...
Ayame (voice) (as Rose Markeisello)
Eken Mine ...
Akira Murakami ...


In the year 1580, a man named Lord Nobunaga Oda sends hoards of unholy armies across Japan, slaying all who stand in their way. A young ninja escapes her villages' destruction with a short sword, one of the three mystical weapons that can end Oda's rule. During her quest, she is joined by two other ninjas who wield the other two weapons of legend, the sacred sword and spear. Written by anonymous

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Average anime, nothing special
26 May 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The animation is good, but not too good. Not bad either, but a little grainy. The plot is complex, but not really thought through, and it is not conveyed in an edible manner. Things happen too fast, characters all look alike and you don't know where they came from and why people care when they die. The fighting scenes are decent, but I think they used too much of that "slow motion after the sword hits" which actually doesn't show anything, just the spurts of blood.

Watch it if you want to be sure you see all Japanese anime with ninjas :) but other than that, don't bother if you have something good to watch.

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