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Sword of the Stranger

Movie, 2007

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Drama, Violence, Historical, Samurai
Tags: Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Splatter, Action, Drama, Samurai, Violence
Release Date: 29.09.2007
Studios: BONES Inc.
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Type: Movie (2007)
Episodes: 1, ~1 hr. 43 min.

Alternative names:

無皇刃譚
Stranger: Mukoh Hadan
Stranger: Mukou Hadan
ストレンヂア -無皇刃譚
Stranja
Blade of the Stranger
Sutorenjia Mukouhadan
ストレンヂア むこうはだん
Kotaro, a young boy, and his dog meet a nameless samurai who is haunted by memories of his past which have led him to avoid drawing his sword ever again. Among the Ming is a fearsome Western fighter named Luo-Lang, whose only desire is to find a worthy opponent. When both groups clash with a Sengoku-era feudal lord, a proud general, and monks torn between faith and survival, the reason behind the Ming's pursuit tests the bond between Kotaro and Nanashi.
The story is set in the Sengoku period. A rounin called Nanashi (meaning "nameless") saves a young boy named Kotarou at an abandoned temple. Kotarou has no family, is pursued by a mysterious militia organization from China, and hires Nanashi as his bodyguard. Amongst the men who pursue Kotarou is a man called Rarou, a skilled warrior with blond hair and blue eyes. He obeys an old man called Byakuran and is a member of the Chinese militia. Unlike his companions in the militia, he isn't serving any Emperor and just wants to fight with the strong.
Kotarou is a brash young orphan in war-torn Japan, on the run from mysterious pursuers with Tobimaru, his faithful canine companion. Clueless as to why anyone would want him, much less imperial warriors from mainland China, a chance encounter with a strange wandering swordsman could not be more unwelcome in Kotarou's skeptical eyes – especially when the stranger has a secret past that has caused him to seal his blade. Forced by circumstance to work together for survival, the unlikely duo forge a tenuous friendship that is threatened all too soon when Kotarou's pursuers thrust the two into a dizzying whorl of clashing ambitions between men both big and small. Will the stranger manage to overcome his past and save them both from peril with his blade?
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Related anime:

Stranger: Mukou Hadan - Pilot Bonus, 2009, Other
Sword of the Stranger Movie, 2007, Sequel

Related manga:

Stranger: Mukou Hadan Manga, 2007, Adaptation

Related characters:

Luo-Lang
Luo-Lang
Nanashi
Nanashi
Tobimaru
Tobimaru
Kotarou
Kotarou
Bai-Luan
Bai-Luan
Itadori's Wife
Itadori's Wife
Juurouta INUI
Juurouta INUI
Shougen ITADORI
Shougen ITADORI
Feng-Wu
Feng-Wu
Mu-Mao
Mu-Mao
Mu-You
Mu-You
Akaike
Akaike
Shouan
Shouan
Zekkai
Zekkai
Ogihime
Ogihime
Huo-Chou
Huo-Chou
Jin-hai
Jin-hai
Shougen's Wife
Shougen's Wife
Shui-Chen
Shui-Chen
Tu-Si
Tu-Si
Yue-Shen
Yue-Shen