Miyamoto Musashi: Souken ni Haseru Yume

Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai

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Alternative Titles

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)


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Ranked: #78062
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Popularity: #7568
Members: 6,893
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Oshii, Mamoru
Producer, Script, Original Creator
Morishita, Katsuji
Kinoshita, Tetsuya
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Director, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

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


May 30, 2015
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 ...
Apr 20, 2013
A word of warning: This movie is 95% documentary, 5% action. So if you expect an action-heavy movie, you will be sorely disappointed.

That having been said, the documentary is certainly a fresh perspective on Musashi. I'm not going to comment on how accurate it is, but it's certainly a different perspective than the one espoused by most fictional narratives on Musashi, as it tries very hard to integrate real historical background in an attempt to dispel the so-called "myths" surrounding the legendary swordsman, it explains (or tries to explain) Musashi's obsession with battles.

Now, let's delve into the real important stuff (the action scenes):

Art: ...
Feb 28, 2024
I haven't seen a worse anime movie so far, I don't mean that in a bad way, but the way it's done I mean the narration that there's an old guy animated telling someone else's story I really don't like that, I really like anime where there's a samurai story etc but with this one I turned it off after about 30 min or I would have fallen asleep, I would prefer if it was in the style of the character who lives it to tell the story, if we understand each other, and not that someone else tells it:(

nothing for me unfortunately

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