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Haguregumo


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wandering 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: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Ranked: #61252
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Popularity: #9471
Members: 393
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Synopsis

Haguregumo is set in the Bakumatsu, the turbulent period at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate, after the "opening" of Japan in 1854. The country was being torn apart by competing factions - modernizers trying to apply Western technology and ideas to Japanese society; Imperial loyalists, trying to reassert to the ascendancy of the Emperor; and the forces of the Shogunate, trying to defend the military bureaucracy (bakufu) against all comers. The bakufu organized special police squads, notably the Shinsengumi and the Mimawarigumi, to "defend public order" and assassinate opponents. (In popular culture, they are all lumped together as the Shinsengumi.) Covert violence and even open warfare were commonplace.

The movie covers 1866 and 1867. It tells the story of a retired samurai, Kumosuke (or Kumo, for short), who is living quietly, not to say idly, in Edo (old Tokyo) with his wife and two children, a young boy named Shinnosuke and an infant girl, Ohana. While he nominally runs a courier business to earn a living, he seems to spend most of his time smoking his pipe, drinking sake, and chasing women. The arrival of a Shinsengumi squad led by a young swordswman, Ichimonji Hyougo, disrupts this peaceful routine. Kumo is forced to use his still-sharp sword skills to defend himself, but he'd basically prefer to stay out of the treacherous political currents. Nonetheless, he ends up saving Ryouma Sakamoto (a famous Westernizer) from the Shinsengumi and teaching Ichimonji the futility of the warrior way.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kumo
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
Geisha
Supporting
Nakatani, Yumi
Japanese
Ryuutarou
Supporting
Majima, Satomi
Japanese
Sadahachi
Supporting
Tanaka, Yasuo
Japanese
Ango
Supporting
Tsukase, Noriko
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Staff

Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Storyboard, Layout
Koshibe, Nobuyoshi
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Yamamoto, Nizou
Background Art
Yamatoya, Atsushi
Screenplay


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




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Nov 29, 2017
JokerVentura (All reviews)
A classic it is not, but it is worth a watch.
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 distrurbing scenes.
The film is set at the closing of the edo period, where anti foreigner warriors are at large (similar to The Way of the Samurai 4 read more

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