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English: Legend of the Millennium Dragon
Japanese: 鬼神伝


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 29, 2011
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.591 (scored by 4,365 users)
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Ranked: #55482
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Popularity: #4079
Members: 10,126
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A 15-year-old boy travels back in time—over 1,200 years ago to the Heian period—and faces a war between oni (demons) and humans in the former Japanese capital of Kyoto.


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Kawasaki, Hirotsugu
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Fukuhara, Miho
Theme Song Performance
Yamashita, Hiroyuki
Key Animation

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Dec 17, 2011
opernlied (All reviews)
Going back in time is always a surprising turn of events. As if that wasn't enough, you also find out that you're the special hero that has to stop a conflict between two opposing factions!

That's pretty much what the main character goes through, and what the premise for Onigamiden is. Unfortunately, that's as interesting as the story gets. Jun Tendou, a middle school boy, is thrown back in time to the ancient Japan in the Heian period and finds out that he is the Savior- the only one who can control the legendary Orochi and turn the tides in a war between read more
Oct 6, 2011
Djisas (All reviews)
While the art on this movie is superb, the animation behind it did a great job bringing it to life, it is then that it is unfortunate the soundtrack could not accompany this epic movie, the music was wrongly chosen, whereas more traditional songs should have been played, modern music is what we are presented with, music that would find its place on a modern setting or a disney movie, which this movie isnt. A movie featuring traditional Japanese mythology should have traditional, more classical Japanese songs...
Another place where it faults is perhaps the week characters and average character design which looks clearly inferior to read more
Dec 7, 2013
BrainZ (All reviews)
First of all personally it's my Favorite movie anime. mainly because i'm really into this stuff.

Basically it's your classic weak guy who doesn't know just how strong he really is. I'm sure many of you will be able to like it. many twists in the story and my favorite song for anime's ive heard at the end.TRUST ME WHEN I SAY ITS AWESOME
Aug 8, 2013
DonPedja (All reviews)
This animated movie reminds me of Princess Mononoke, because it has a similar setting,that is man vs nature. But it also offers a greater insight into modern day society as the protagonist himself is from the present and it shows the mistakes made in the past. What I really like is that at the beginning we really perceive the "Oni" as evil although they are not. Throughout the movie itself there is a lot of criticism, not just of mankind in general,but of the greedy nobles and even priests,which is very realistic and, for me, intriguing. But somehow i feel disappointed with the ending, i read more


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