Stranger: Mukou Hadan Pilot

Sword of the Stranger Pilot

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ストレンヂア -無皇刃譚-
English: Sword of the Stranger Pilot
German: Sword of the Stranger
French: Sword of the Stranger
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.011 (scored by 47984,798 users)
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Ranked: #41962
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Popularity: #5901
Members: 12,672
Favorites: 27

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Young Nanashi is a drifting samurai under the service of an enigmatic monk who teaches the ways of life. In search for the meaning of life, Nanashi is forced to partake in certain horrendous acts to overcome the corrupt governments of China and Japan. The mysterious and observant samurai is forced to show a dark side to accomplish his goals and rescue society.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Hashi, Katsuhiro
Background Art
Shiraishi, Ayumi
In-Between Animation


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Jul 15, 2017
This is an amazing movie.

Direction wise, the art style, soundtrack, animation, action choreography and setting is amazing. This is one of the best anime movies that can set an atmosphere so powerfully and hold that for the entire movie. It never becomes boring, dry or slow. The action is breathtaking and just awesome.

Story wise, the charecters are amazing. Each of them have their own motives, passions and past that drive them, and the mesh of these create a complex yet moving story. The arc of the main charecter isn't abrupt, and well developed. The story is not purely cliche'd, it retains a lot of seriousness ...

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Poll: Stranger: Mukou Hadan Pilot Episode 1 Discussion
_HeroKenzan_ - May 11, 2015
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The Sword of The Strangers movie is listed?
GatoDet - Aug 22, 2013
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