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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
"Shinobi" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy  |  17 September 2005 (Japan)
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After more than four hundred years of war between the Shinobi warriors of the Manjidani Koga and Tsubagakure Iga clans, the Lord Hattori Hanzou decrees that they must live in peace. Both ... See full summary »

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Kouga Gennosuke (as Joe Odagiri)
Tomoka Kurotani ...
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Takeshi Masu ...
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Hôka Kinoshita ...
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After more than four hundred years of war between the Shinobi warriors of the Manjidani Koga and Tsubagakure Iga clans, the Lord Hattori Hanzou decrees that they must live in peace. Both clans live hidden in the woods and mountain without confrontation and without training ninjas in the shadow art of Shinobi. In 1614, the Lord of the Lords is convinced that the clans are dangerous threats for keeping peace in his lands, and his advisor plots a Machiavellian plan to destroy their best warriors in a contest. Meanwhile, the young Iga Oboro and Koga Gennesuke fall in love for each other. When Oboro's grandmother and leader of Iga clan Ogen and Gennesuke's father and leader of the Koga clan Danjo kill each other, Oboro and Gannesuke must lead their warriors in the ultimate battle of the Shinobi clans. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fated to love : Destined To Kill.


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$15,334 (Hong Kong) (12 May 2006)

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$27,807 (Hong Kong) (19 May 2006)
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Based on the anime Basilisk (2005) See more »

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Version of Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô (2005) See more »

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Excellent movie
18 August 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Japanese movies i have ever seen.I loved it and i recommend it to anyone who knows what a good movie is.I didn't expect to be this good but it exceeded my expectations by far.I've seen twice in one day and I still want to see it again.It captured me with the story.From the title i expected an action packed movie but the beauty of the movie doesn't stand in the fight scenes but in the love story between the two 'shinobis'.The end left me speechless because I didn't portrayed it in my mind this way and it gives the movie another quality upgrade for the dramatic type of it.The characters are great and the actors outstanding...It has a 10 from me


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