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Release Date:
12 September 2009 (Japan) See more »
A Prince becomes a bandit to save his state and heroine
TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A New Vision of Perfection... If only you picked one this is it ..I promise you..! See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Shun Oguri ... Naomitsu Hatakeyama
Yuki Shibamoto ... Ako
Kei Tanaka ... Sakuramaru
Kyôsuke Yabe ... Michikane

Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Nobutsuna Hatakeyama
Hirotarô Honda ... Hidetaka Kuriyama
Hiroki Matsukata ... Tajomaru
Masaomi Kondô ... Kagetoki
Ken'ichi Hagiwara ... Ashikaga Yoshimasa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gô Ayano
Hihio Iwanaga
Shigeo Kobayashi ... Samurai
Masato Shinkawa
Takamasa Suga
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi

Directed by
Hiroyuki Nakano 
Writing credits
Ryûnosuke Akutagawa  short story "Yabu no Naka" &
Shin'ichi Ichikawa  screenplay

Mataichirô Yamamoto (screenplay) (as Rikiya Mizushima)

Produced by
Eugene Nomura .... associate producer
Hidemi Satani .... co-producer
Toshiie Tomida .... associate producer
Mataichirô Yamamoto .... producer
Toshihiro Ôsato .... line producer
Original Music by
Naoki Ohtsubo  (as Naoki Ôtsubo)
Cinematography by
Takumi Furuya 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
Production Design by
Yûji Hayashida 
Costume Design by
Keisuke Chiyoda 
Makeup Department
Narumi Furukawa .... hair extensions: Nu Yard
Sayaka Nagai .... makeup artist: Nu Yard
Rie Suda .... hair stylist: Nu Yard
Rie Suda .... makeup artist: Nu Yard
Production Management
Manabu Shinoda .... post-production producer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiroshi Soejima .... assistant director
Art Department
Kôhei Tanaka .... assistant visual director: characters
Isao Tsuge .... visual director: characters
Yuta Morokaji .... stunt coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kazuhiro Sawataishi .... costume designer: Shun Oguri

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126 min
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4 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A New Vision of Perfection... If only you picked one this is it ..I promise you..!, 28 March 2010
Author: danny sanchez from United States

This Japanese movie is a must see for the experienced and true lover of the genre. I must admit it is a new way of telling and old story but with superb achievement.

This movie will touch your heart while satisfying the thrill of many great fight scenes.

The score has the well known feel of such a saga and a well placed Asian Pop feel if you can believe they can be interwoven. This one pulls it off, over the top.

Followed closely the plot will unfold perfectly. A very deep and satisfying story that is not drawn out.

Please do yourself a favor and do not miss this gem....I Cried....I Smiled ....I yelled ....and Cheered.!!!

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