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Kamui no Ken

Kamui no Ken

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dagger of Kamui, Blade of Kamui, Revenge of the Ninja Warrior
Japanese: カムイの剣

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 3, 1985
Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.731 (scored by 880 users)
Ranked: #43602
Popularity: #4352
Members: 2,054
Favorites: 7
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Synopsis

A young boy named Jiro finds his mother and sister murdered in his home. Falsely accused of the crime, he flees from his village and meets a priest named Tenkai, who has him kill a rogue ninja named Tarouza. After fulfilling that task, Jiro undergoes training to become a master assassin. Many years later, Jiro finds out that he was an orphan and his real father was Tarouza, who had worked for Tenkai until he aborted his mission when he fell in love with an Ainu woman. The young ninja discovers that the Shogunate was to retrieve the lost treasure of Captain Kidd and use it to once again isolate Japan from the rest of the world. Using the clues that Tarouza had kept secret, Jiro—along with the female ninja Oyuki and a slave named Sam—travels to Russia and America to search for the treasure in hopes of using it to extract revenge from Tenkai.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Jiro
Jiro
Main
Sanada, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Sanada, Hiroyuki
Williams, Toby
English
Williams, Toby
Oyuki
Oyuki
Main
Koyama, Mami
Japanese
Koyama, Mami
Chevalot, Marie
French
Chevalot, Marie
Tenkai
Tenkai
Main
Bertorelli, Enrico
Italian
Bertorelli, Enrico
Ishida, Taro
Japanese
Ishida, Taro
...
Rochelle, Julie
Rochelle, Julie
Main
Yamamoto, Yuriko
Japanese
Yamamoto, Yuriko

Staff

Rintaro
Director
Hagita, Mitsuo
Theme Song Arrangement
Utsunomiya, Satoru
Key Animation
Mukuo, Takamura
Art Director



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Feb 3, 2015
nostalgic-hero
Kamui no Ken, which I saw for the first time in the abridged version entitled "Revenge of the Ninja Warrior" is a historical drama story about a half Ainu, half Japanese boy living in the turbulent period of the Tokugawa era, the Boshin War and early part of the Meiji era. That setting is the backdrop for the story, and it's one of mystery, intrique, betrayal and vengence.

He's framed for the murder of his mother and sister and forced to flee from his village and is taken in by a monk named Tenkai whom gives Jiro the task of training to become a ninja.

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Jan 25, 2013
Shura-shurato
Seriousley! they DON´T make longlasting anime movie with effort anymore like this one, and wich is partially based on actual history its one of my oldskool fav. I dont care about the runtime of the movie because it started strong en ended very strong! Charac. animation is not too special, more a bit kiddy, an very good background story historical places and char. development really were put potential in there , and good mix of 80´s synth and 18th century japanese interpetation music. Beautiful anime sketches inbetween the movie is what i really miss of 21 century anime! just because u can see the drawing read more
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Recommendations

Kamui no Ken has a way better story and character development. If you like historical ninja animes I'm sure that you'll love it!
Both storyline are in feudal Edo, and historical charachters are mainly involved here with an evil side touch to it, Dagger of kamui is more closer to history with its char, Sam. deeper kyo is more fictional storywise but still has a nice set to it,and they capture a good taste of the japanese culture then!
One more wellknown that the other, for me BOTH oldskool samurai classics about blood, honor , respect and betrayal that not much ppl can or will accept the 1st time seeing this, but are nevertheless intrigue by story and animation.
Both titles followed skilled swordsmen through a series of visually striking battles, gradually revealing a larger conspiracy. The Dagger of Kamui is older and less self-assured than Ninja Scroll, but it's an important predecessor.
Well then I must say that both anime's have similar historical story and connecting Japan with foreign peoples, and beside this they are full of action and also have a lot of blood, gore, tragedy and sword fights.
But the main difference is that Dagger of Kamui is an oldschool anime while Sword of the Stranger is not.

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Ending Theme

"Kamui no Ken (The Dagger of Kamui)" by Noriko Watanabe

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