The Dagger of Kamui
Original Title: Kamui no Ken
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1985
Director: Rintaro
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 737187-004483
Running time: 2:12 (132 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 25, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#82)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 19, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
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On the eve of the Meiji restoration, as a slumbering Japan awakens and turns its eyes westward, an innkeeper finds a baby named Jiro in a drifting boat; his only companion a glittering blade, the Dagger of Kamui. When Jiro is thirteen, his adoptive family is murdered and Jiro is blamed, only to be rescued by Tenkai, a priest, who trains him in the mysterious arts of the Ninja. Seeking revenge for the loss of his adoptive family, Jiro kills the mysterious one-armed Ninja who reportedly slew them.

Years later, acting on a tip from Tenkai, Jiro tracks down his real mother, only to learn that Tenkai had tasked his father with finding a clue to the lost treasure of Captain Kidd. With the treasure in hand, the Shogun will be able to retain control, and Japan will once again isolate itself from the world. However, his father fell in love, abandoned the search, and had a child -- and for this failure, Tenkai exacted a terrible revenge!

Now the chase begins, as Jiro, with only the Dagger of Kamui to help him, searches for the great treasure, a search that will take him all the way to the American Old West, with Tenkai's minions always close behind.

If Jiro can find the treasure and return to Japan, then, perhaps, Jiro can exact his revenge, and thrust the Dagger of Kamui into Tenkai's black heart!
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Martial Arts
Production Studios:
 • Kadokawa Shoten
 • Madhouse
 • Animeigo
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
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Tetsu Yano....Original Material By
Mamoru Mazaki....Screenwriter
Haruki Kadokawa....Executive Producer
Masao Maruyama....Producer
Satoru Ikegami....Producer
Iwao Yamaki....Director of Photography
Kinichi Ishikawa....Director of Photography
Yoshiyuki Tamagawa....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Osamu Tanaka....Film Editor
Eitetsu Hayashi....Composer
Takamura Kurao....Art Director
Hiroyuki Sanada....Jiro (voice)
Mami Koyama....Oyuki (voice)
Tarô Ishida....Tenkai (voice)
Yuriko Yamamoto....Chiko (voice)
Mitsuko Horie....Chiomap (voice)
Michio Hazama....Taroza (voice)
Masako Ikeda....Oyaruru (voice)
Yoshie Asai....Tsuyu (voice)
Tomiko Suzuki....Sayuri (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa....Shingo (voice)
Takashi Toyama....Hanzo Tokachi (voice)
Takeshi Aono....Sanpei (voice)
Shiro Amakusa....Elder (voice)
Naoki Sugimoto....Uraka (voice)
Ichiro Nagai....Shozan Ando (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe....Sam (voice)
Takashi Ebata....Capt. Drasnik (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi....Mark Twain (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu....Chieftain (voice)