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Stranger film trailer available

by Darkanger
Aug 17, 2007 5:00 PM | 5 Comments
BONES studio (those who brought you FMA) has a trailer as well as other goodies for Masahiro Ando's Sword of the Stranger posted on their website. You can find swag, bios, and other clips of the long awaited, sword slashing film.

"The story is set in the Senkoku period. The gist of the plot is that a ronin called Nanashi (meaning 'nameless') saves a young boy Kotarou and his dog Tobimaru at an abandoned temple. Kotarou has no family, is pursued by a mysterious militia organization from China and hires Nanashi as his bodyguard. Nanashi has 'sealed' his sword due to some reason in his past, and sometimes he is disturbed by nightmares. He has abandoned his name along with his past. The man who pursues Kotarou is a man called Rarou. Rarou obeys an old man called Byakuran and is a membr of the Chinese militia. He is very skilled in his sword and it seems from his eye and hair colours that he is not just a Chinese. Unlike his companions in the militia, he has no concept of 'king' and he just wants to fight with the strong."

Sword of the Stranger opens Sept. 29 in Japan.

source:Iwa ni Hana, ANN

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hounddog said:

What she said!!! ^_^

This looks AWESOME!!! (I'm a sucker for samurai)

Aug 24, 2007 11:18 AM by Chelle


Aug 24, 2007 11:12 AM by hounddog

Cool thanks for the news

Aug 24, 2007 2:38 AM by Devil

Welcome welcome.

Ah, samurai flicks- the jello of anime. Theres always room for samurai flicks.

The action scenes look promising, art/style is awesome, and a story that is old as... well, samurai- but it has got to hit the spot.

I was uber excited to hear about this as there haven't been too many serious sword wielding shows lately. A really good, high quality spot should make up for it as long as its not too fluffy in the middle. I can't handle fluff. Break out the swords and leave the sentimentality at the door with your shoes.

Aug 17, 2007 10:21 PM by Darkanger

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, i've been yearning for a good Samurai anime for a while now and this looks like it won't disappoint.

Aug 17, 2007 10:11 PM by Kira