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Moon Over Tao: Makaraga (1997)

Tao no tsuki (original title)
A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the ... See full summary »

Director:

Keita Amemiya
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Suikyou
Hiroshi Abe ... Hayate
Yûko Moriyama Yûko Moriyama ... Abira / Marien / Kuzto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reila Aphrodite
Gene Ballard Gene Ballard ... Lord Kakugyo
Brad Diederichs Brad Diederichs ... Thug
Takashi Ebata Takashi Ebata
Naomi Enami Naomi Enami
Takaaki Enoki Takaaki Enoki ... Kakugyou
Masakazu Handa Masakazu Handa
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru ... A Keeper For Arms
Kunihiro Ida ... A Gatekeeper
Kyoji Kamui Kyoji Kamui
Chisato Kawamura Chisato Kawamura ... Goddess
Yûji Kobayashi Yûji Kobayashi
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A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the source. Along the way they meet a young girl working as a beekeeper. She is later witness to the appearance of three strange females from another dimension. They are searching for a lost weapon that has landed on earth and as one of them lay dying she enlists the girl to help them control the strange beast/weapon. Meanwhile the warrior and the swordsman learn that an old nemesis has created the swords from the shell that surrounded the alien weapon. Soon the alien beast/weapon is awakened and battle for control ensues. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Fantasy

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

29 November 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Moon Over Tao: Makaraga See more »

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Bandai Visual Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Amamiya's best film
5 April 2001 | by kanekoSee all my reviews

Fun fantasy, with a good cast and neat-looking effects. Amamiya keeps things moving along quickly, and has a good balance of dramatic elements with goofy fun stuff. The score is magnificent. Yuko Moriyama is cool, as always, though I wish she were in the movie a little more. Toshiyuki Nagashima is a great, dignified lead. Hiroshi Abe is one of the coolest dudes in cinema today, and it's a pleasure to watch him killing loads of bad guys in efficient ways.


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