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Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)

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Hellboy travels to Japan to fight an ancient demon.

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Mike Mignola (based on characters created by), Mike Mignola (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Ron Perlman ... Hellboy (voice)
Selma Blair ... Liz Sherman (voice)
Doug Jones ... Abe Sapien (voice)
Peri Gilpin ... Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Lightning / Kappa / Pilot (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Hagiwara ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yuriana Kim Yuriana Kim ... Additional Voices (voice)
Clyde Kusatsu ... Additional Voices (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Bureau Member / Pilot / Additional Voices (voice)
Liza Del Mundo ... Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Nakauchi ... Additional Voices (voice)
James Sie ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mitchell Whitfield ... Russell Thorne (voice)
Gwendoline Yeo ... Kitsune (voice)
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Storyline

A professor of folklore opens a forbidden scroll and becomes possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning, who seek to return and dominate our world. The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense sends Hellboy and a team of agents to investigate, but when Hellboy picks up a samurai sword, he literally disappears into a weird wonderland of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters. Meanwhile, BPRD agents Kate Corrigan and Russell Thorne are on the trail of the possessed professor to bring Hellboy back. Written by IDT

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The name that the old man is carving into a cucumber is "Murakami". Director Tad Stones says that this is a shout out to his friend, fellow animator Glen Murakami See more »

Goofs

After Hellboy defeats the Heads in the forest, the professor crushes the head figurine and it turns to ashes. When they cut back to the scene of the professor, he is shown knocking the heads off the scroll. See more »

Quotes

Liz Sherman: Underwater- that giving-me-air thing- that was, um... I didn't know you could do that.
Abe Sapien: I wasn't sure it would work, either, but I have burped excess air before, so I thought...
Liz Sherman: Aah! I was breathing your burps? Ugh!
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Referenced in Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007) See more »

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Hellboy Animated Sword of Storms: About what you'd expect
8 December 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Not being a fan of the Hellboy franchise I might be a bit bias here but I gave this animated effort a go and walked away rather unimpressed.

First of all I was struck how childish it all was, this is closer to a Saturday morning cartoon than an anime or anything of Hellboys general demographic.

Thankfully the full movie cast do in fact reprise their roles which certainly gets it points.

The story however gets few, being an over convoluted tale of Japanese demons trapped within a samurai sword.

The fanbase is clearly there, writing this in 2017 and people are still pining for a third movie.

I'd say this is one for the Hellboy fans and the Hellboy fans alone.

The Good:

Original cast

The Bad:

Liz & Abe look weird

Story simply isn't very good

Weirdly "Kiddie"

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Nothing, I just had it reconfirmed that I find Hellboy a bit of a bore


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