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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masanobu Andô ...
Akakage
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Koto-Hime
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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
Denden ...
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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So much fun!!!
10 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Yes, granted that historical accuracy is not a priority for this movie, but that's sort of missing the point: this film is a ninja movie that makes fun of many of the ninja movie conventions, to great comic effect, such as when the 3 ninjas giving each other a 1-10 rank on how stylishly they leapt over the wall of the castle they're infiltrating. Nevertheless this film is also a thrilling and quite moving story, with the elegant simplicity of a fairy-tale reinforced by its timeless setting. It also has the obligatory impressive fight scenes, which are not the best I've seen in any film but they are still very well done. This is a great film, not as violent and bloody as other critics suggest, and extremely funny at times!


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