Haguregumo

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wandering Clouds, Drifting Clouds
Japanese: 浮浪雲


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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 1982
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.171 (scored by 784784 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #92112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10724
Members: 2,454
Favorites: 0

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Synopsis

The year is 1866, the twilight of the Tokugawa era. As Japan boldly moves into a new age, one man couldn't possibly care less. That man is Kumosuke Haguregumo, a retired samurai who has since become the town fool. Though he still carries his twin-bladed katana, Kumosuke spends his days smoking, drinking, and womanizing, rarely coming home before dawn. At home, however, wait his wife and two children, Shinnosuke and Ohana, who are constantly troubled by Kumosuke's antics.

As Shinnosuke grows older, he begins to understand the world around him. Troubled by his father's reputation, Shinnosuke attempts to live a life of honor, though finding what honor means in a turbulent era is difficult. As Shinnosuke navigates his relationship with his father, countless other warriors struggle to find their place in the ever-changing world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kumosuke

Main
Yamashiro, Shingo
Japanese

Shibusawa-sensei

Supporting
Yanami, Jouji
Japanese

Yokujirou

Supporting
Amenomori, Masashi
Japanese

Akudou

Supporting
Matsuoka, Youko
Japanese

Merchant

Supporting
Tatsuta, Naoki
Japanese

Tome

Supporting
Yada, Kouji
Japanese

Haguregumo, Shinnosuke

Supporting

Geisha

Supporting
Nakatani, Yumi
Japanese

Ryuutarou

Supporting
Majima, Satomi
Japanese

Sadahachi

Supporting
Tanaka, Yasuo
Japanese

Staff

Masaki, Mori
Director, Storyboard
Murano, Moribi
Episode Director
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Storyboard, Layout
Koshibe, Nobuyoshi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement


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Opening Theme

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"Itoshi no Funny (いとしのファニー)" by Hideko Yoshida
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Ending Theme

"Yume-iro Lullaby (夢色ララバイ)" by Hideko Yoshida




Reviews

Nov 29, 2017
Mixed Feelings
A classic it is not, but it is worth a watch, as it's enjoyably bad.
Based on a long running manga series, which started in the seventies and oh yeah, you can tell.
The story is of a lackadaisical courier/swordsman who is a master of a twins blade, but prefers to spend his time cheating on his wife, being a terrible father, drinking sake and not doing his job.
The film is a comedy and manages to be funny at times, while having some truly disturbing scenes.
The film is set at the closing of the edo period, where anti foreigner warriors are at large and shows the main ...
Jan 10, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This movie is an interesting product of its time. I found it to be an enjoyable watch. I somehow found it in 1080p, which made its unique artstyle pop even more. Nice colors and composition, even a scene with some experimental arthouse animation.
If you want a movie with a compelling story and characters however, you should probably look elsewhere. The only character with much of an arc is the son, Shinnosuke, and maybe Ichimonji. Kumo, although an entertaining character at times, is pretty sexist and just casually abuses his child? (Not to mention, cheats on his wife every chance he can get.) So yeah, ...

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