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Nozomi Andô ...
Sakuya
Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Syuzo
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Queen of ground spider
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Moeko Ezawa ...
Old woman
Hiroshi Fujioka ...
Sakuya's dad
Hidehiko Ishikura ...
Zennosuke Tachibana
Tamami Kaneko
Masaki Katô
Yûki Kuroda ...
Shigeyuki
Keiichirou Sakaki ...
Kihei (as Keiichirou Sakaki)
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Old master
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Wizard
Shuichi Yamauchi ...
Taro Sakaki
Keiko Yoshida ...
Hana
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The eruption of Mt. Fuji in 1707 released hordes of demons from deep inside the earth. Sakuya, the young daughter of a samurai killed fighting these demons, accepts a mission to travel to Mt. Fuji and defeat the evil spirits. Accompanying her on her journey are two veteran warriors who served her father, and Taro, a young kappa, or river spirit, whom she has adopted as her little brother. Along the way, the two warriors have doubts about Taro's loyalties, and the young kappa himself must decide if he will stand with his own species or with the humans who have cared for him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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12 August 2000 (Japan)  »

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Sakuya: Slayer of Demons  »

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Better than you might think
28 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Much, much better than it sounds. This is not a great, ground-breaking movie, but it is highly enjoyable.

I bought this as an inexpensive VCD format movie, not expecting a great deal. But I was surprised to find it a kind of mangaesque fairytale come to life, in some style. I suppose this must have been made for a young audience, and I am an adult, but I enjoyed the story, visuals, and music.

Something else I also enjoyed--the absence of a smart-mouthed bratty kid, the kind that shows up in Hollywood movies, and is portrayed as a wonderful thing. Asian movies seem not to do that! HUZZAH! Like a lot of other Asian movies, this also emphasizes loyalty and family, something Hollywood seems to have largely forgotten during the last 40 years.


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