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Hakkenden shin sho (1993)

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Adapted from the famous samurai masterpiece, Hakkenden tells the tale of eight samurai brothers.

Directors:

Takashi Annô (as Takashi Anno), Michael Dobson

Writers:

Shô Aikawa, Bakin Kyokutei (story)
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Credited cast:
Matt Hill ... Sosuke Inukawa (voice)
Kelly Sheridan ... Hamaji (voice)
Doris Chillcott Doris Chillcott ... Tamazusa #1 / Kamezasa (voice)
Lalainia Lindbjerg ... Princess Fuse (voice)
Lynda Boyd ... Tamazusa #2 (voice)
French Tickner French Tickner ... Ikkaku Akaiwa (voice)
Sarah Sawatsky ... Girl #2 / Hinaginu (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Shibei Inue (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinobu Adachi Shinobu Adachi ... Nabiki (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Bansaku Inuzuka (voice)
Toshiko Asai Toshiko Asai ... Isanako (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Dosetsu Inuyama / Fusahachi / Daiki Mauwari / Mukusaku / Yoshinari Satomi (voice)
Paul Dobson ... Samojiro Aboshi / Kobungo Inuta / Kyuroku Higami / Yoshiro Ubayuki (voice)
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ... Daisuke Kanamari (voice)
L. Harvey Gold ... Yoshizane Satomi (voice)
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Adapted from the famous samurai masterpiece, Hakkenden tells the tale of eight samurai brothers.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An acquired taste
23 February 2003 | by rodentalSee all my reviews

Its beautiful design aside, The Hakkenden takes a bit of getting used to. The traditional-samurai-tragedy mood of this series, makes it mostly for "those who like that sort of thing" - but if you ARE one of those, samurai-tragedies don't come much better than this.

The bizarrely supernatural is made to seem absolutely reasonable, in a way normally only known in "magical realism".


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