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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 »


Keita Amemiya


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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


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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Release Date:

29 November 1997 (Japan) See more »

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Moon Over Tao: Makaraga See more »

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Bandai Visual Company See more »
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Very wonderful Japanese fantasy film!
16 April 2000 | by Chibi RizaSee all my reviews

I finally got to see this,after waiting for 2 years or so to come out,and let me tell you,it was definetly worth the wait.

"Tao no Tsuki" (Moon of Tao) is one of the best films that distort Medival Japan.Forget "Ninja Scroll",Tao is the one,PLUS,there is a really big hard-to-destroy monster in there by the name of Makarage (is that how you spell it's name).

But be warned,the ending is rather distressing.*No spoilers,SORRY!*

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