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Red Shadow: Akakage (2001)

Aka Kage, Aoi Kage and Asuka are trio of ninjas sent to perform dangerous secret missions for their master. Although Aka and Aoi are both in love with Asuka, the friendship built from their... See full summary »

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Akakage
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Koto-Hime
Kumiko Asô ...
Asuka
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Aokage
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Shirokage
Fumiya Fujii ...
Ranmaru
Shûhei Mainoumi ...
Rikimaru
Kei Tani ...
Roushi
Ryôko Shinohara ...
O-Rin
Kitarô ...
Roushi, Mura no chourou
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Bonnobei
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Kyougoku Kanemitsu, Sengoku-Daimyou
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Sasai
Yôji Tanaka
Kouji Yazawa
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Aka Kage, Aoi Kage and Asuka are trio of ninjas sent to perform dangerous secret missions for their master. Although Aka and Aoi are both in love with Asuka, the friendship built from their years of training together prevents any jealousies from forming. When Asuka is killed during a mission, however, the heartbroken Aka and Aoi both go their separate ways before returning to avenge their friend's death. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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11 August 2001 (Japan)  »

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Der Schatten der Ninja  »

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Remake of Kamen no ninja Aka-Kage (1967) See more »

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6/10 for this Toei production, an OK piece of entertainment a Sunday
24 April 2006 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to this flick since the main character was played by Ando Masanobu, who made an impressive job and performance as "Kiriyama Kazuo" in Fukasaku Kinji's now to be considered cult film "Battle Royale" which was just shot the year before "Red Shadow".

The movie itself is not the typical ninja flick, so anyone running to the box office with this piece in mind looking for raw violence and beautiful fighting scenes and such probably will get disappointed. Instead, the flick is spiced up with a humorous approach to things and there is more weight put upon comedy and love than on ninja stunts (and those stunts that are, are quite silly to be honest - but that's how they were meant as well, I'd say!). I thought the story development at times was a little bit weird but I hopefully ended up with figuring it all out. Ando makes a neat performance, although not near as good as in "BR" but this role is quite different, too, and perhaps that has an take on things, too.

6/10 for this Toei production, an OK piece of entertainment a Sunday evening.


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