IMDb > Kamui (2009)

Kamui (2009) More at IMDbPro »Kamui gaiden (original title)

Videos (see all 2)
Kamui -- Trailer 2 for Kamui
Kamui -- Trailer for Kamui

Overview

User Rating:
5.8/10   773 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Sampei Shirato (comic)
Kankurô Kudô (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Kamui on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
19 September 2009 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The adventurous story of a fugitive ninja. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
User Reviews:
Modern rendition of Sanpei Shirato's famous ninja comic See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Kamui

Koyuki ... Sugaru

Kaoru Kobayashi ... Hanbei
Kôichi Satô ... Gumbei
Hideaki Itô ... Fudo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sei Ashina ... Mikumo

Ekin Cheng ... Dumok
Terri Doty ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yûta Kanai ... Yoshito
Naoyuki Morita
Shigeru Nakano

Suzuka Ohgo ... Sayaka
Panta ... Eshi
Daisuke Ryû
Yukio Sakaguchi
Gorô Tamiya
Anna Tsuchiya ... Ayu
Hiroshi Yamamoto
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Narration
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Yôichi Sai 
 
Writing credits
Sampei Shirato (comic)

Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)

Yôichi Sai  screenplay

Produced by
Nozomu Enoki .... executive producer
Naoya Kinoshita .... executive producer
Akira Morishige .... producer
Yui Tamae .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tarô Iwashiro 
 
Cinematography by
Tomoo Ezaki 
Junichi Fujisawa 
 
Film Editing by
Isao Kawase 
 
Production Design by
Tsutomu Imamura 
 
Makeup Department
Etsuko Egawa .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Adrian Cook .... sound re-recording mixer (english version only)
Mitsugu Shiratori .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Junho Choi .... character setup
Junho Choi .... cloth simulation
Kouichi Nobuta .... cg animator
 
Stunts
Yuka Hino .... stunts
Hidetaka Ichiyama .... stunts
Masafumi Oishi .... stunts
Ouchi Takahito .... action coordinator
Kenji Tanigaki .... stunt coordinator
Kazunori Yajima .... stunts
Hiroko Yashiki .... lead stunt double
 
Animation Department
Lee Sejin .... animator
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kamui gaiden" - Japan (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
120 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
AliveSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Modern rendition of Sanpei Shirato's famous ninja comic, 27 July 2011
Author: ebiros2 from United States

Based on a comic by Sanpei Shirato, Kamui is about a tale of ninja fugitive that survives because of his exceptional ninpo skills. The movie was made with Shirato and Kamui fans in mind and although synopsis of Kamui saga is given at the beginning of the movie, the movie in my opinion is not a true stand alone piece, and the audience would benefit from the knowledge of the original story.

Unlike other ninja, Kamui was born into an untouchable class, and then became ninja to gain the ability to survive. A long running series that has history of almost 50 years, Kamui is an unusual tale of a lone ninja who is an escapee from his ninja clan (which was act of treason punishable by death). For this reason he is perpetually being targeted by the members of his ninja clan.

Kamui's skill as ninja comes from his ability to invent his original method of combat tactics. Two famous tactics of his - "Izuna Otoshi" and "Heni Battou Kasumi Giri" is featured in this movie.

Sanpei Shirato has a very dark mood to his art and story, and this movie succeeds in capturing Shirato's style. CG of this movie has dynamics to it like never seen elsewhere. Especially the scenes with the sharks were superb. Details are vivid, and interactions between characters that was vague in the original comic is shown with new vigor. The character of Kamui also has more "human" aspect compared to the comic. Overall the movie succeeds in showing Kamui saga in a new light.

Watch the movie as cultural artifact from Japan. It's an uniquely original story where an outcast ninja while being tossed in the hands of fate, tries to find a place of peace in his life.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Kamui (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
I don't care about the CGI matahari20-1
X-Men pop-aristocrat
English subtitles? nightbringer_immune
Did this movie get any award nominations? zinthos00
The Horse's Scene Vergilya
Kamui Gaiden coming to Toronto Film Festival LadyLintu
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Seven Samurai New Tale of Zatoichi Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Batman Begins Taras Bulba
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.