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Wrath of the Ninja: The Yotoden Movie (1989)

Yôtôden (original title)
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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Keiko Toda ...
Kasumi no Ayanosuke
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
Hayate no Sakon
Takeshi Watabe ...
Fudô no Ryôma
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Jinpei (voice) (as Frank Frankson)
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Kikyo (voice)
Bill Blechingberg ...
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Kayo (voice)
Wayne Grayson ...
Ranmaru (voice) (as Vinnie Penna)
Socko Jones ...
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Tsutomu Kashiwakura ...
Mori Ranmaru (II)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Gen'yûsai
George Leaver ...
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Rose Markisello ...
Ayame (voice) (as Rose Markeisello)
Eken Mine ...
Ryôan
Akira Murakami ...
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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 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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Central Park Media released the movie twice: The first was the 'Wrath of the Ninja The Yotoden Movie' in 2003. The second release was in 2006 and was in a "collector's edition" which was a two-disc set and included both the Wrath of the Ninja The Yotoden Movie and the Yotoden: Chronicle of the Warlord Period 3 episode OVA series, which had never been released on DVD. See more »

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Ayame: I wanted to slay the monster that destroyed Kasumi, but to do that, I had to go to Hyuga and Hagakure.
Sakon: Ha. Vengence? What good would it do for you to go to Hagakure? Our enemy has the power to destroy our hometowns within one night. Do you think that with just the fighting force of Hagakure, you could defeat it?
Ayame: If not, then why are you going to Hagakure?
Sakon: Ha. well, I wonder.
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A classic
7 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After having spent a lot of my youth watching such movies, I found this one very easy to follow in both the unedited and cut versions, (Although the story has much more to hold it together in the unedited version. Unlike Ninja Scroll this movie hit a much more serious note and i think that's where it hit me. The animation while grainy is very original, and I just love the way artists in that year stressed shadows to show different emotions. I think the story is perfect. The beginning of the movie really hits hard and as the movie progresses you get the feeling that you're going along in this adventure with the characters. As they meet, become allies and find out the their greatest strengths, a lot of heart was put into this.


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