Sword for Truth (movie)

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Alternative title:
Shuranosuke Zanmaken: Shikamamon no Otoko (Japanese)
修羅之介斬魔剣 死鎌紋の男 (Japanese)
Genres: fantasy
Themes: historical
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is hired by the Nakura Clan to rescue Princess Mayu from the Seki Ninja. In this mission, he must use his full potential to survive the Seki Ninja's notorious henchmen.
User Ratings: 186 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Excellent: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 6 votes (dub:4, sub:2)
 Good: 11 votes (dub:7, sub:4)
 Decent: 25 votes (dub:16, sub:9)
 So-so: 25 votes (dub:17, sub:7, ?:1)
 Not really good: 18 votes (dub:14, sub:4)
 Weak: 25 votes (dub:12, sub:11, raw:1, ?:1)
 Bad: 30 votes (dub:22, sub:7, edit.dub:1)
 Awful: 29 votes (dub:15, sub:11, edit.dub:3)
 Worst ever: 14 votes (dub:10, sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 290 users, rank: #2192 (of 5920)
Median rating: Weak
Arithmetic mean: 3.570 (Not really good−), std. dev.: 2.3205, rank: #5795 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 3.600 (Not really good−), rank: #5809 (of 5913) (seen all: 3.63 / seen some: 5.66 / won't finish: 1.39)
Bayesian estimate: 3.839 (Not really good), rank: #4447 (of 4462)
Running time: 60 minutes
Vintage: 1990-12-28
Ending Theme:
"Koibito to Yobasete" by Chikako Sawada
Review:
Sword for Truth DVD (Jan 1, 1970)
Other article: Show:
Hey, Answerman! (Oct 2, 2009)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Sword for Truth (DVD) 2000-07-25 (from $15.82)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Screenplay: Takeshi Narumi
Storyboard: Tsutomu Dezaki
Original author: Takeshi Narumi
Character Design: Akio Sugino
Art Director: Yukio Abe
Animation Director: Yoshiyuki Matsuzaki
Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami
Director of Photography: Hirokata Takahashi
Executive producer: Motoo Itoh
Assistant Color Coordination: Rika Nagayama
Color Designation: Yuri Tazaki
Editing: Akio Satsukawa
Music Director: Seiji Suzuki
Music producer: Torao Hosoi
Production Administration:
Shinobu Tsunaki
Yukiko Kuroiwa
Production Assistant: Masanori Sawamura
Production manager: Takeshi Yoshimoto
Prop Cooperation: Ritsuko Murakami
Publicity Producer: Masaya Tokuyama
Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama
Sound Mixing: Hisanori Ooshiro
Special Effects: Yoshitaka Kumai
Theme Song Arrangement: Masanori Sasaji
Theme Song Composition: Daisuke Inoue
Theme Song Lyrics: Kenji Kadoya
Theme Song Performance: Chikako Sawada
Kazuhiko Inoue as Shurannosuke Sakaki

Rei Sakuma as Princess Mayu
Tesshô Genda as Marouji
Yuko Mizutani as Mio

Ginzo Matsuo as Kagairo
Kazuhiko Kishino as Daizen
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Narrator
Masashi Hirose as Ryusen
Masashi Sugawara as Gunbei
Minoru Inaba as Shinemon
Miyuki Ichijou as Osono
Naoki Bandou as Officer A
Naoki Makishima as Officer C
Run Sasaki as Oren
Saburo Kamei as Tadasumi
Takashi Taguchi as Ubito
Takeshi Watabe as Tenkai
Takumi Yamazaki as Officer B
Tamao Hayashi as Maid
Toshiko Fujita as Okuni
Yuzuro Fujimoto as Sekiun
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Sekiun
Japanese companies
Background Art: Clover Art
Cooperation: Kadokawa Shoten
Development: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Production: Audio Planning U
Production Cooperation:
Dew Co, Ltd.
Magic Bus
Recording: APU Studio
Titles: Maki Pro
English cast
English staff
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness

Production Coordination: Chris Bottone
Script Adaptation:
John Wolksel 
John Wolskel
Bill Roberts as Dogen
Julia Brahms as as Princess Mayu

Alan Blyton as as Kagairo
Eric Flynn as as Shuranosuke Sakaki
Frank Rozelaar-Green as as Marouji
Garrick Hagen as as Daizen Imura
Peter Marinker as as Narrator, Landlord
Robert Chase as as Seki Ninja
Sarah Wateridge as as Oren

English companies
Broadcaster:
Chiller (Ani-Monday)
Sci-Fi Channel
Syfy
Distributor: Manga Entertainment (UK) (UK)
Licensed by: Manga Entertainment
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Spanish cast
(none)
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