The story itself isn't very complicated or exceptionally original BUT that doesn't matter because it isn't boring!!!! The story is set in the past and concentrates on a young boy named Kotarou who is being pursued by the Royal army of the China's Ming dynasty. He crosses paths with a ronin --a nameless Samurai (Nanashi) and hires him as a bodyguard.
The Ming army are always right behind them and among them is a blond westerner called Raro who only wants to fight a worthy opponent!!!! What follows is a wonderfully animated action movie full of great fight sequences and quite violent at times....yes yes there will be BLOODSHED. But it's definitely an entertaining and exciting anime. I do believe that there is a lot of Mandarin dialogue (please forgive me if Cantonese :S) during this anime and for all those people out there who think Japanese and Chinese are the same---it so is NOT they sound totally DIFFERENT!!!!!
English Subbed Trailer
Enter the NINJA----*tip toes* so I decided after watching Sword of the Stranger to watch a CLASSIC anime from 1993. Don't be put of the age of this anime because this is one ACTION packed movie and you certainly won't be disappointed. The story is focused around Jubei who is wandering around feudal Japan trying to make a living. He soon gets caught up in a plot to overthrow the government which involves the forces of dark that's right DEMONS!!!!! What follows is a fast paced, bloody and at some parts quite HENTAI (sexually explicit) anime and even though it's quite old. It will still give some of these newer animes a run for the MONEY^.^ If you're squeamish please do not watch this anime, as it's very gory at times!!!!!
Enjoy the trailer :)
English Dubbed Trailer