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Yamato Takeru (1994)

After killing his brother, Prince Yamato is banished from his father's kingdom until he can bring his dangerous powers under control. On his journey, he meets and joins with the magical ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Masahiro Takashima ... Prince Yamato Takeru
Yasuko Sawaguchi ... Oto Tachibana
... Tsukiyomi
Saburô Shinoda
Keaki Mori
Bengaru
Masashi Ishibashi
Miho Akishino
... Oousu
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... Yamata no Oraichi puppeteer
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After killing his brother, Prince Yamato is banished from his father's kingdom until he can bring his dangerous powers under control. On his journey, he meets and joins with the magical priestess Oto, and together they go to fight against an evil god that has been ravaging the Earth in the form of an enormous hydra. Will Yamato ever return home to reclaim his rightful place on the throne? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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9 July 1994 (Japan)  »

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Orochi the Eight-Headed Dragon  »

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Planned as a trilogy, box office results lead to the sequels being canceled. See more »

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Remake of Nippon tanjô (1959) See more »

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A rip off of every genre in the last 20 years, avoid at all cost
4 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have sat through this movie twice and I have concluded that this is one of the worst films I have ever seen. Loosely based on Japanese creation myth, it turns into a very bad version of Transformers. The plot is ridiculous, the acting is laughable and the action is plain silly. This is basically a mish mesh of styles, stolen from various genre. You see traces from Japanese as well as other folklore: Greek "Oedipus", Roman "Romulas an Remus", English "Excalibre", Chinese "Journey to the East" and Godzilla and Transformers. Supposedly set in Ancient Japan, the sets and armor looks like it came out of "Conan the Barbarian".

If this was an anime, it would be bad. As a live action, it's beyond redemption. Avoid at all cost.


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