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Kibakichi: Bakko-yokaiden (2004)

A werewolf samurai walks the countryside, finding himself in the middle of a village of monsters who feed on human flesh.

Director:

Tomo'o Haraguchi

Writer:

Mugi Kamio
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryûji Harada Ryûji Harada ... Kibakichi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nozomi Andô Nozomi Andô ... Kikyo
Tatsuo Higashida Tatsuo Higashida
Masara Ibu Masara Ibu
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu ... (voice)
Miyu Inaba Miyu Inaba
Tamami Kaneko Tamami Kaneko
Koichi Kira Koichi Kira
Chikara Motoyama Chikara Motoyama
Mubu Nakayama Mubu Nakayama
Kazuki Nishida Kazuki Nishida
Hitoshi Nonomura Hitoshi Nonomura
Keiichiro Sakagi Keiichiro Sakagi
Kentarô Shimizu Kentarô Shimizu
Miki Tanaka Miki Tanaka ... Anju
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A werewolf samurai walks the countryside, finding himself in the middle of a village of monsters who feed on human flesh.

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Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for strong violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 February 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kibakichi See more »

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Story of a lone wanderer named Kibakashi
7 March 2006 | by starbloSee all my reviews

I found this movie pretty cool! Indeed the effects aren't like in the matrix, but hey, we don't all have millions to spend on effects.

The plot is simple: Kibakishi is a samurai/werewolf who wanders around. And some day arrives in a village that is different from others and starts playing a good game of dice at the "casino". The story takes place in Japan of course, (I don't know the time it takes place, but ballistic guns are a new concept, so maybe in the 1900s, about the same time as in the movie The Last samurai).

So like I said the effects aren't hardcore, but they are well done, and the blood spilling effects make you think of Kill Bill, haha. The actors are marvelous, they really help you immerse in this fantastic world. Even though the movies isn't as appealing as a Hollywood big cash blockbuster, it was quite entertaining and the way the story is brought in and presented is worth the while.


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