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Shuranosuke Zanmaken: Shikamamon no Otoko


Alternative Titles

English: Sword for Truth
Japanese: 修羅之介斬魔劍 死鎌紋の男

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 28, 1990
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Production Reed
Source: Unknown
Duration: 49 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 4.951 (scored by 1,222 users)
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Ranked: #77982
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Popularity: #5418
Members: 2,224
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Synopsis

Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is hired by the Nakura Clan to rescue Princess Mayu from the Seki Ninja. In this mission, he must use his full potential to survive the Seki Ninja's notorious henchmen.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shuranosuke, Sakaki
Shuranosuke, Sakaki
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Princess Mayu
Princess Mayu
Supporting
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese
Sakuma, Rei
Imura, Daizen
Imura, Daizen
Supporting
Kishino, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Kishino, Kazuhiko
Oren
Oren
Supporting
Sasaki, Run
Japanese
Sasaki, Run

Staff

Takahashi, Naoko
Takahashi, Naoko
Producer
Dezaki, Osamu
Dezaki, Osamu
Director
Urakami, Yasuo
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Wolskel, John
Wolskel, John
Script


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"Koibito to Yobasete: Let Me Call Your Sweet Heart (恋人と呼ばせて-Let me call your sweet heart-)" by Chikako Sawada




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literaturenerd
Nov 10, 2014
Overview:

Sword for Truth was widely considered by otaku during the 1990s to be one of the worst anime of all time! The infamy has died down and now it is simply unknown. It was released in the US under the title: Ninja Scroll 2. This is despite the fact that it was made before Ninja Scroll and has absolutely nothing to do with Ninja Scroll. A far more appropriate title would be: WHAT!? It is very appropriate that this was made during the 1990s, because you are going to say WHAT!? when viewing this pile of shit more often than Stone Cold Steve read more
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animegorey
Jan 17, 2009
Cheap ass version of Ninja Scroll. That's all I could think of as I watched this and thought about the trailer I seen for this. How dare they compare this to NInja Scroll. Dub was boring and poorly cast, story is familiar at best, action and violence is cheap and generic. Don't let the trailer fool you. However, If your a fan of cheesy dubs and the horribly over-acted OVAs, this one's for you. Weak blood sprays and cheap character design really make for a low-budget looking title. Yet, as a fan of these types, I have this dvd in my collection. It's right there read more
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vigorousjammer
Jul 30, 2014
Well, let me start off by saying that even though I went into this with really low expectations, this wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be. There's some pretty decent moments here & there, but for the most part, it's still just kind of poorly made.

First off, the writing is terrible and sounds like something I would have came up with if I was 13, and was into nothing but pointless violence and pointless sex. That's all that happens in this movie. There's a very generic story that they have in there as well, but it ends up being less of a read more
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Foolness
Jul 27, 2010
Contrary to animegorey's review, I actually found this to be better than Ninja Scroll but not so much because of the quality but because it's less fantasy and therefore comes much closer to the appeal of such shows as Fist of the North Star.

The biggest disappointment is that the ending disappoints when it could have been easily continued. Certainly the protagonists while not necessarily being special aren't very annoying compared to most other samurai films.

Not annoying might be underselling the characters though. The professional assassin feel of the characters carry this movie. That is, while normally the lack of character development is a detriment read more
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