Legend of the Millennium Dragon

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Alternative Titles

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
Genres: ActionAction, DemonsDemons, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.521 (scored by 50365,036 users)
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Ranked: #59082
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Popularity: #4759
Members: 12,254
Favorites: 15

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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.


Winner of the Excellence Award on the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Starlight" by Fukuhara Miho

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 1, 2019
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Onigamiden is a Pierrot film from 2011. That's right, this is the same studio that brought us The Sonic OVA, Hikaru no Go & The Choujo. We'll continue film festival week with a look at this. 


Our protagonist is an ordinary middle school boy. One day, he's chased by a shadowy oni and finds himself in a mysterious temple. This results in him being taken to the Heian period to help aid in the fight against the oni. But there's more to the situation than meets the eye and he's going to have to tread lightly. 

Let's start with the big issue with the film. Mainly, there are read more

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