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Kamui (2009)

Kamui gaiden (original title)
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The adventurous story of a fugitive ninja.

Director:

Yôichi Sai

Writers:

Sampei Shirato (comic), Kankurô Kudô (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Kamui
Koyuki ... Sugaru
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Hanbei
Kôichi Satô ... Lord Gumbei
Hideaki Itô ... Fudo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sei Ashina ... Mikumo
Ekin Cheng ... Dumok
Terri Doty Terri Doty ... Additional Voices (voice)
Fûka Haruna Fûka Haruna ... Tsugumi
Yûta Kanai ... Yoshito
Mio Miyatake Mio Miyatake
Naoyuki Morita Naoyuki Morita
Shigeru Nakano Shigeru Nakano
Suzuka Ohgo ... Sayaka
Panta Panta ... Eshi
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Storyline

Once a powerful ninja, Kamui walks away from his violent and murderous ways. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honor. Though Hanbei's wife is wary of the stranger, the fisherman and Kamui become good friends. Life at the seaside seems idyllic but Kamui doesn't get to enjoy the peace for very long when, one day, a band of pirates arrive... It seems that his past life is catching up on him, and everything and everyone is not as it seems. Now he must draw upon his shadowy arts if he hopes to escape with his life. Written by Anonymous

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Once a master ninja, now a hunted fugitive.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 September 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Nago, Okinawa, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie is based on the manga comics by Sanpei Shirato. This manga writer was interested in labour rights and discrimination so these themes may be underlying this script. See more »

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Remake of Ninpû Kamui gaiden (1969) See more »

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Performed by Kumi Koda
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Bad CGI, bad acting, bad film
9 October 2015 | by baldwalrus430See all my reviews

The CGI was so bad it seriously interfered with my ability to enjoy this film. The plot was quite basic and typical so I was hoping for some awesome fighting but the heavy use of terrible CGI meant that it was almost entirely unrealistic, thus taking all the pleasure out of it. The only feature that was a pleasant surprise was the lack of music throughout, giving it a sense of realism that the aesthetics failed to show. Even when there was music, it was light and in the background, the director instead favouring the diegetic sounds, such as heavy breathing or swords slicing through flesh. There is also the interesting contrast between the Ninja and the idyllic surroundings of the island, clearly used to show how, even in such a peaceful environment, Kamui is unable to escape his past life. Despite these possible intentions for having the characters in such a setting, I still feel that the sight of the 'Masters of the Night' fighting on an overly bright beach hard to accept.


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