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A samurai discovers a cursed sword thrust through the heart of a straw man. With this weapon he slays all who oppose him, and many who do not. Men are scythed down as if they were made of straw.

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Osamu Tezuka

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Osamu Tezuka
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In his long walks wandering through the thick and shady woods, a solitary samurai comes across a training straw dummy at the root of a tree, and through its lifeless heart, a pierced gleaming katana. Unable to resist, the battle-scarred warrior draws it out, unaware that the cursed blade is imbued with a dark sorcery so baneful and profoundly hungry that can transform its wielder into an omnipotent blood-thirsty fiend. Such evil power, however, rarely comes without cost. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Μουραμάσα See more »

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