A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.
A young boy and his dog find themselves the target of the Ming: a foreign dynasty that will stop at nothing. One day, a quiet and solemn warrior crosses their path, and becomes irrevocably connected with the two. A deal is struck and the warrior agrees to take the boy to a remote, Buddhist temple, where a kind monk is waiting to care for him and the dog. Unfortunately, the Ming have sent their elite, and they will test their strength, courage, and quality every step of the way.Written by
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You've become pretty good. It feels... like I'm walking on top of the clouds.
Don't flatter me. Are your wounds all right?
Yeah... even a treasure like this comes in handy sometimes.
Really... you're some employer. Can you see the town?
I can't see it yet. But, I'm sure it's close! Hey...
Once your wounds heal, do you want to leave this country? If we go abroad, people there wouldn't mind your hair color, right?
A foreign land, huh. That's not a bad idea. But how would ...
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Movies like this should be seen by every kid in the world
I watched this movie last night with my dad and we both loved it. I'm 27 and he happens to be in his 50's. I expect everyone younger, older and in between will love it as well.
I'm sure you can imagine what an anime title like "The Sword of the Stranger" might hold in store for you. A young boy named Kotaru and his faithful companion Tobimaru. A deadly swordsman with blue eyes. A hungry samurai with a troubled past. The Sword of the Stranger doesn't re-invent the wheel but it is more than the sum of it's parts.
All in all: If you enjoy anime watch it. You can also expect to hear a great score.
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