Kamui no Ken

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Synonyms: Dagger of Kamui, Blade of Kamui, Revenge of the Ninja Warrior
Japanese: カムイの剣
French: L'épée de Kamui
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 1985
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.621 (scored by 19881,988 users)
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Ranked: #57342
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Popularity: #6783
Members: 6,120
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hazama, Michio


Ikeda, Masako

Iga Chief

Kitamura, Kouichi


Suzuki, Tomiko

Oguri, Koozunosuke

Shibata, Hidekatsu


Aki, Youko
Theme Song Lyrics
Hagita, Mitsuo
Theme Song Arrangement
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

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

Jan 25, 2013
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
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
Jan 14, 2016
Boltz (All reviews)
At just over 2 hours long The Dagger of Kamui is a historical epic most people can enjoy, although it will feel a bit more rewarding to those that have experienced a decent amount of anime and manga beforehand and know a few things about the Japanese history and folklore.

The first thing of note is the outstanding soundtrack. It's a unique mixture of electro rock and funky synth tunes, merged with traditional instruments and spoken sound effects. If you've seen Miyazaki's highly acclaimed The Wind Rises, you'll remember the amazing train scene with spoken sound effects. Kamui uses a lot of that and it sounds read more
Feb 3, 2015
nostalgic-hero (All reviews)
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.

The art read more
Aug 5, 2017
thec0re3 (All reviews)
When it comes to epic ninja dramas, there are not too many out there that come close to the experience that you will leave with after watching Kamui no Ken, or as I know it, Dagger Of Kamui.

The animation is dated and I was shocked to know that this title came out in 1985. When I first watched this title back in 1995, you could not tell me this anime was not amazing to look at. That opinion has certainly changed some but I still maintain that the animations and much of the choreography are amazing to watch. When you find influences from this read more


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