Miyamoto Musashi: Souken ni Haseru Yume

Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai

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Japanese: 宮本武蔵 ―双剣に馳せる夢―
English: Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 13, 2009
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Studios: Production I.G
Source: Unknown
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 1 hr. 12 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.361 (scored by 16491,649 users)
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Ranked: #71282
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Popularity: #6816
Members: 6,066
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The film's story centers on Musashi Miyamoto, one of the most famous swordsmen in Japanese history. He pioneered the Hyouhou Niten Ichi-ryuu style of two-sword fighting and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a book that has been compared to Sun Tzu's The Art of War for its insight on tactics and strategy.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Morishita, Katsuji
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Oshii, Mamoru
Script, Original Creator


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"Umareochita Mono e (生まれ落ちた者へ)" by Shigeru Izumiya

Sep 15, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
Anime is a bit of a strange beast at times. Every fan knows how powerful and evocative a storytelling medium it can be, but there's more than one face to the animal that we know and love. Anime is not simply a tool to tell stories, no, it can also be a tool to educate, and shows like Yakitate Japan! and Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture are examples of the attempts to combine entertainment and education (the former containing lessons on baking and making bread, while the latter is an introduction to microbiology).

But what happens when you take it one step further? Well, in the case read more
May 30, 2015
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Miyamoto Musashi: Souken ni Haseru Yume is a 2009 Production I.G film based on the historical figure. For those of you who don't know who Miyamoto Musashi was, he was an expert swordsman and a Ronin from the late 1500s to the mid 1600s. He was highly regarded and even founded his own swordsmanship style. He also wrote The Book of Five Rings, which is still studied as an important tactical/philosophical piece. The bottom line is that this dude led an interesting life so there should be plenty for Production I.G to work with. Let's see how they did.


This is less a film read more
Dec 18, 2012
Ikusagami (All reviews)
Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai is a difficult piece to score, namely because it's hard to decide whether to score it as an anime or as a documentary. My review will explain the discrepancies in a bit more detail, cutting a sharp contrast from my score, but for those simply looking for something enjoyable to watch to pass the time, I give it a seven.
It's quirky, stylistically unique, and manages to be (slightly) informative without being boring. If you just want to pass the time with an idle amusement, it meets the role if you can handle the quirk factor and occasional read more
Oct 14, 2018
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Purged from the fiery embers of hell by Lucifer himself, one man descends upon the earth with no contrition for his ill-deeds. Piercing his sword through the entrails of his foes, as if he were preparing a buffet of human tripe for the consumption of blood-thirsty Ronin, this barbarous legend carves his tales with the blood of victory. Originator of the seven sword technique, and known throughout the land for shish kebab-ing twelve men with a single sword, his mere presence is enough to petrify a whole army of gun-wielding soldiers. And now, in his cinematic debut, he will bring his murderous read more


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