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Onimusha: Warlords (2001)

Onimusha (original title)
Murderous demons are invading the kingdom and slaughtering people late at night. Soon they dominated the castle and conquered the whole land. A powerful slain Warlord is the leader of the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samanosuke Akechi (voice)
Nobunaga Oda / Fortinbras (voice)
Nao Takamori ...
Kaede (voice)
Makoto Tsumura ...
Yumemaru (voice)
Princess Yuki (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
Tokichiro Kinoshita (voice) (as Toru Ohkawa)
Tamio Ôki ...
Guildenstern (voice) (as Tamio Ohki)
Naomi Kusumi ...
Osric (voice) (as Naoki Kusumi)
Kaho Kôda ...
Nui / Hecuba (voice) (as Kaho Kohda)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...
Soldier A (voice)
Akimitsu Takase ...
Soldier B (voice)
Kenji Hamada ...
Soldier C / Gate Keeper (voice)
Masakazu Suzuki ...
Soldier D (voice)
Seijiro Choda ...
Soldier E (voice)
Mysterious Voice / Narrator (voice)


Murderous demons are invading the kingdom and slaughtering people late at night. Soon they dominated the castle and conquered the whole land. A powerful slain Warlord is the leader of the demons, and it is looking dark for the kingdom. You are a mighty Samurai summoned by the Princess to save everyone. Now only you can slay the evil demons and banish them to Hell. Go forth and save the land... Written by Flotis

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Only through unyielding courage can a warrior overcome those obstacles which at first appear overwhelming. See more »



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Release Date:

14 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Genma Onimusha  »

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The main character Samanosuke is modeled after famous Japanese/Chinese actor Takashi Kaneshiro. See more »


Samanosuke Akechi: [to demon scientist] Face me, demon!
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Featured in Icons: Scary Games (2002) See more »


Onimusha Main Theme
Composed by Mamoru Samuragôchi (as Mamoru Samuragoch)
Performed by New Japan Philharmonic
Conducted by Takashi Niigaki
Second Conducted by Masato Kouchi
Syakuhachi (Bamboo Flute): Katsuya Yokoyama
Koto (Japanese Harp): Kazue Sawai
Ohtsudumi (Knee Drum): Shonosuke Ohkura
Kotsudumi (Shoulder Drum): Shunichiro Hisada
Shime Daiko (Japanese Drum): Kiyoshi Yoshitani
Nohkan (Japanese Flute): Yukihiro Issoh
Shoh (Japanese Flute): Setsuko Noda
Hichiriki (Japanese Flageolet): Myotoku Inaba, Gidayu Samisen, Yumiko Tanaka, Semisen, Etsuko Takezawa
Shinobue (Japanese Flute): Hiroyuki Koinuma
Biwa (Japanese Flute): Kakujo Nakamura
Wadaiko (Japanese Drum): Eitetsu Hayashi
Jun Enoki (Opus Corp.)
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This would make a cool movie
22 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

A great game with some very cool cut scenes, that even by todays standards of video gaming are still very cool, I think it would make a great story with maybe Chow Yun Fat playing Samonoske Akechi possibly with the guy Ken Watanabe i think is his name playing Warlord Oda Nobunaga who aside from being a cool villain in the game is a real life Japanese Warlord in i wanna say Feudal japan when there were many men seeking to be ruler of the entire county of Japan. James Hong or Victor Wong as possibly Tokichiro, Nobunaga's second in command. If Hollywood decided to make a sequel it could have had Jet Li as Jubei Yagyu in the sequel, and Jean Reno as Jacques Blanc in Onimusha 3, possibly John Woo directing all 3 movies. Just thinking aloud here.

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