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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

Shinobi (original title)
Star-crossed lovers must fight on opposing sides in a battle that will determine the next Shogun.

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Chikuma Koshirou (as Mitsuki Koga)
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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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Rated R for some violent images | See all certifications »

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17 September 2005 (Japan)  »

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

Oboro and Gennosuke are star-crossed lovers in the film though aside from hugs no physical or sexual contact is ever shown between the two, not even a kiss. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven
Lyrics by Ayumi Hamasaki
Composed by Kazuhito Kikuchi
Arranged by Yûta Nakano & KZB
Performed by Ayumi Hamasaki
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so good
22 September 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

As someone mentioned, he said that the movie was awful because it contained only 10% fighting scene. Well that person exaggerated too much. Obviously this movie is a romance just because the title is SHINOBI and does not mean it contains lots of violent / fighting scenes. Instead, this movie focuses more on the romance side rather than the violence side. and That is why the theme song is a ballad. This movie is very beautiful. it has good romance just like Romeo and Juliet. If you are a person who likes romance, than this is the right movie. and if you are a person who is looking for violence, than this movie is not the right one for you.


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