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Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture (1994)

Samurai supirittsu: Haten gôma no shô (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action | TV Movie 8 September 1994
One hundred years after their deaths, six legendary holy warriors are reborn to seek justice against the former comrade who betrayed them into the hands of an evil god! The six warriors ... See full summary »


Hiroshi Ishiodori


Nobuaki Kishima (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Shingo Katori Shingo Katori ... Haômaru (voice)
Yû Daiki Yû Daiki ... Amakusa Shirô Tokisada (voice)
Reiko Chiba ... Nakoruru (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa Sakiko Tamagawa ... Sharurotto (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Ôtora (voice)
Wataru Takagi ... Garufôdo (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Tamutamu (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Hattori Hanzô (voice)
Shigezô Sasaoka Shigezô Sasaoka ... Âsukueiku (voice)
Kôichi Kitamura Kôichi Kitamura ... Shiranui Gen'an (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ... Senryô Kyôshirô (voice)
Kazuhiko Kishino Kazuhiko Kishino ... Tokugawa Yoshimune (voice)
Kyôko Terase Kyôko Terase ... Chiyo (voice) (as Megumi Terase)
Seiko Tomoe Seiko Tomoe ... Gorô no haha (voice)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura Tsutomu Kashiwakura ... Kodomo A (voice)


One hundred years after their deaths, six legendary holy warriors are reborn to seek justice against the former comrade who betrayed them into the hands of an evil god! The six warriors search the feudal province of Edo questing for the last Saint Soldier, Haohmaru, and their sworn nemesis Shirou Amakusa. Will the followers of the divine light triumph over the forces of darkness, or is history destined to repeat itself? Before their hundred-year journey has ended, six samurai will prove that the only thing stronger than their holy blades is the steel of their wills! Written by Renny

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Animation | Action


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Release Date:

8 September 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture See more »

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Did You Know?


In the English dubbed version by ADV Studios the blood has been colored silver so it'll get a lower rating. But for some unknown reason in two scenes the blood has been left red. See more »


Spin-off Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage (1999) See more »

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Why hasn't Bennett The Sage reviewed this?
28 December 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

I admit to knowing little to nothing about the "Samurai Shodown" franchise. I don't think that really matters because if a movie is truly good, it should be able to stand out as being good in its own right. I can say that this was very bad, among the worst anime films I've ever seen. I guess it's no surprise seeing as how bad video game movies are, but anime versions are usually better. I was amazed at how cliché the story was. It featured a bunch of people working together to defeat an evil force that was away for a hundred years or something. The animation doesn't hold up at all.

I found the characters to be so annoying. Haohmaru is particularly obnoxious. When he's not acting like a doofus, he's just insulting the other characters all of whom have very little depth to them. We get this stuff about how his mother was killed and the villain is tempting him and it's all things we've seen countless times before. The short length really works against it, because we have no time to flesh out these characters. I believe fans hate this movie as well, so I'll agree it isn't faithful to the games. The "Fatal Fury" movie was way better. *1/2

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