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Stranger: Mukou Hadan


Alternative Titles

English: Sword of the Stranger
Synonyms: Stranger: Mukoh Hadan, Stranja
Japanese: ストレンヂア -無皇刃譚

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.441 (scored by 62,385 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #425
Members: 108,505
Favorites: 1,387
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

The story is set in the Sengoku period. A rounin called Nanashi (meaning "nameless") saves a young boy named Kotarou at an abandoned temple. Kotarou has no family, is pursued by a mysterious militia organization from China, and hires Nanashi as his bodyguard. Amongst the men who pursue Kotarou is a man called Rarou, a skilled warrior with blond hair and blue eyes. He obeys an old man called Byakuran and is a member of the Chinese militia. Unlike his companions in the militia, he isn't serving any Emperor and just wants to fight with the strong.

(Source: Iwa ni Hana)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nanashi
Nanashi
Main
Nagase, Tomoya
Japanese
Nagase, Tomoya
Tobimaru
Tobimaru
Main
 
Luo-Lang
Luo-Lang
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Kotarou
Kotarou
Main
Chinen, Yuri
Japanese
Chinen, Yuri

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Ando, Masahiro
Ando, Masahiro
Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Takayama, Fumihiko
Takayama, Fumihiko
Script


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More reviewsReviews

Washi
May 5, 2008
Sword of the Stranger is both unusual and refreshing in the way that it seemed to come out of nowhere and prove to be a remarkable anime. It seems, lately, that anything warranting a large budget and a lot of effort from a studio is either a sequel, an adaptation based on a successful manga or novel, or the next dull addition to a creatively stagnant franchise. None of these things, Sword of the Stranger is an unexpected big-budget film, which leapt instantly to the forefront of my favoured anime movies with exhilarating action sequences, captivating visuals, raw, evocative music and simple but affective characterisation. read more
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Kaminari-sama
Mar 30, 2014
Thunder's review no.3: Sword of the Stranger

When I decided to watch Sword of the Stranger my expectations were set pretty high and after watching the movie I can gladly say that they were completely fulfilled. I expected good story set in interesting period of Japanese history and great productions values that studio Bones are known for, all of this were there and even more.


The Story 8/10
I was always interested in asian culture and history, it fascinated me as a huge history nerd. It was something different from the European culture that I grew to know and I became interested in Japan's history and culture particularly read more
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walrusking14
Nov 4, 2014
I happened to stumble upon a little hidden gem, a couple days back by the name "Sword of the Stranger". I was surprised by how few people were talking about the film. The only threads I found about the anime were very specific and spoiler heavy; no general discussions, no recommendation topics. Naturally this lead me to suspect the worst, but I figured I'd give SOTS a shot anyway. Besides, at only an hour and a half in length I wouldn't be wasting that much time. I'm quite glad I did, because this movie is the very definition of a read more
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aranelcharis
Apr 17, 2008
Wow. This movie has left me nearly speechless. There are scenes in it that are shocking, jaw-dropping, amazing...if you haven't seen this movie yet, and you like action movies, with a good plot, solid characters, and the best action sequences I've ever seen in an anime, then beg, borrow, stea---er, do whatever you can to get your hands on it. You won't regret it. Take my word for it.

I guess I could just say that and be done, but if you're not convinced yet, I'll pimp it some more.

Story - typical action stuff, set in historical Japan, but has twists enough in the plot to read more
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