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The Dagger of Kamui (1985)

Kamui no ken (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 1988 (USA)
An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. Taro found out, years later that Tein-Hei is the true killer and the man he killed was his father. Taro's ... See full summary »

Director:

Rintaro

Writers:

Tetsu Yano (novel), Mori Masaki (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Jirô (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Oyuki (voice)
Tarô Ishida Tarô Ishida ... Tenkai / Saigô Takamori (voice) (as Gentarô Ishida)
Yuriko Yamamoto ... Chico / Julie Rochelle (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Andô Shouzan (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Shingo (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Sanpei (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Sam (voice)
Takashi Ebata Takashi Ebata ... Captain Drasnic (voice)
Takashi Toyama Takashi Toyama ... Tokachi Hanzô (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirô Amakusa Shirô Amakusa ... Elder (voice)
Yoshie Asai Yoshie Asai ... Tsuyu (voice)
Lanny Broyles Lanny Broyles ... Fujibayashi Genjiro (voice)
Bill Calhoun Bill Calhoun ... Shingo (voice)
Jerry Davidson Jerry Davidson ... Indian Chief (voice)
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Storyline

An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. Taro found out, years later that Tein-Hei is the true killer and the man he killed was his father. Taro's revenge attempts start off a trail of assassinations and ninja swords fights spanning from Hokaido, Alaska to California where Tien-Hei's secrets gradually unfold. The revenge road leads to a climactic battle with Tien-Hei on the fall of Japan's Shogun-era. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blade of Kamui See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Captain Kidd's treasure ship was finally found at Santa Catalina in 2007, but not at the one located off the coast of California, as was depicted in the film. Kidd's ship was found thousands of miles to the east in the Caribbean, off the shores of Catalina Island, in the Dominican Republic. The island was originally called "Santa Catalina" by Christopher Columbus when he discovered it in 1494. See more »

Goofs

During his first fight with Hanzou, Jiro sustains a wound on the left side of his midsection. As he is resting at a hot spring area, he is tending to the right side of his midsection. See more »

Quotes

Andô Shouzan: I am Andô Shouzan. As you can see, I'm a hardheaded old fart.
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Alternate Versions

Previously released in the U.S. in English dubbed format as Revenge of the Ninja Warrior (with over 40 minutes cut from the original film). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Megazone 23 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Kamui no Ken
(The Dagger of Kamui)
Lyrics by Yôko Aki
Music by Ryûdô Uzaki
Arranged by Mitsuo Hagita
Performed by Noriko Watanabe
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A little long.
4 March 2000 | by Blinking_FishSee all my reviews

This movie was a little to long. It could have easily been shorter and considering what I thought of the movie it should have been shorter. I thought this ran for a bit to long, it was manly because it had a deep story to it. I just saw points that could have easily been cut out but weren't. The story had its highs and low, more lows then highs. And the lows kept the movie dragging along. The artwork in this was very familiar. Like I' ve seen it before, probably from Galaxy Express 999. One other thing I thought about this was what's the deal with the blood. The blood was bright orange. Blood does not need to be this bright and that colour. The people seemed to spurt radioactive Orange juice when they where killed. Anyways this movie was watchable. It's probably a little too violent and long for younger people. And the fact that it's animation my turn off adults.

My review 5 out of 10.


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