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Sword of the Stranger (2007)

Stranger: Mukô hadan (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 5 February 2009 (USA)
A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.

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Masahiro Andô
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomoya Nagase ... Nanashi (No Name) (voice)
Yuri Chinen Yuri Chinen ... Kotaro (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Rarou (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Shogen Itadori (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Lord Akaike (voice)
Mamoru Miyano ... Jyuurouta Inui (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Hagihime (voice)
Jun Hasumi Jun Hasumi ... Zekkai (voice)
Tomoyuki Shimura Tomoyuki Shimura ... Isogai (voice)
Takurô Kitagawa Takurô Kitagawa ... Fuchinobe (voice)
Atsushi Ii Atsushi Ii ... Byakuran (Bai-Luan) (voice)
Hirofumi Nojima Hirofumi Nojima ... Feng-Wu (voice)
Masaki Aizawa Masaki Aizawa ... Yue-Shen (voice)
Fumie Mizusawa Fumie Mizusawa ... Mu-Mao (voice)
Junko Minagawa Junko Minagawa ... Mu-You (voice)
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A young boy and his dog find themselves the target of the Ming: a foreign dynasty that will stop at nothing. One day, a quiet and solemn warrior crosses their path, and becomes irrevocably connected with the two. A deal is struck and the warrior agrees to take the boy to a remote, Buddhist temple, where a kind monk is waiting to care for him and the dog. Unfortunately, the Ming have sent their elite, and they will test their strength, courage, and quality every step of the way. Written by Lokheed

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Some men kill in order to live. Some don't need a reason...


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sword of the Stranger See more »

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Bones See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Submitted for consideration as a potential nominee for Best Animated Feature to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It failed to be selected. See more »

Quotes

Luo-Lang: You've lived too long, old man.
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Movies like this should be seen by every kid in the world
18 June 2010 | by enkid2See all my reviews

I watched this movie last night with my dad and we both loved it. I'm 27 and he happens to be in his 50's. I expect everyone younger, older and in between will love it as well.

I'm sure you can imagine what an anime title like "The Sword of the Stranger" might hold in store for you. A young boy named Kotaru and his faithful companion Tobimaru. A deadly swordsman with blue eyes. A hungry samurai with a troubled past. The Sword of the Stranger doesn't re-invent the wheel but it is more than the sum of it's parts.

All in all: If you enjoy anime watch it. You can also expect to hear a great score.


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