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Credited cast:
Hiroshi Abe ...  Gion Touji
Tôru Emori Tôru Emori ...  Akaneya Genzo
Takaaki Enoki Takaaki Enoki ...  Seijuro
Makoto Fujita Makoto Fujita ...  Yagyu Sekishusai
Ebizô Ichikawa ...  Miyamoto Musashi / ...
Rino Katase ...  Okou
Kazuo Kitamura Kazuo Kitamura ...  Tokugawa Ieyasu
Takeshi Kitano ...  Shinmen Munisai
Masahiro Matsuoka Masahiro Matsuoka ...  Sasaki Kojiro
Rie Miyazawa Rie Miyazawa ...  Oshino
Kiichi Nakai ...  Yagyu Munenori
Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama ...  Yae / ...
Kanzaburô Nakamura Kanzaburô Nakamura ...  Terumasa Ikeda (as Kankuro Nakamura)
Isao Natsuyagi ...  Hosokawa Tadaoki
Baku Numata Baku Numata ...  Gaiki Ishimoda
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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

5 February 2003 (Japan) See more »

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Projection of the human failings of the director and writer
13 May 2010 | by Turtle HeartSee all my reviews

There is always a challenge to depict historic legends in film. We all expect the film to be less than perfect, however this series about the legendary sword master is very sad, a little pathetic. they have added all sorts of pointless gimmicks, such as a magical female ninja which are quite tasteless. From what we DO know about this man, his real and actual life is exciting enough. How the producers got approval for such a poor and distorted view of this man is a question. they also seem to paint Musashi as a little angry boy tormented because his father never approved of him. Please !!! If you want to see a more honest film about Musashi you need the Toshiro Mufuni version of 1954. I wonder what has happened in Japanese culture that this poor quality series was even made.


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