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: action , fantasy , supernatural 
Themes: gore , 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: 191 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: 5 votes (dub:4, sub:1)
 Good: 15 votes (dub:10, sub:5)
 Decent: 26 votes (dub:17, sub:9)
 So-so: 26 votes (dub:17, sub:8, ?:1)
 Not really good: 18 votes (dub:14, sub:4)
 Weak: 25 votes (dub:12, sub:11, ?:1, raw:1)
 Bad: 30 votes (dub:22, sub:7, edit.dub:1)
 Awful: 30 votes (dub:16, sub:11, edit.dub:3)
 Worst ever: 13 votes (dub:9, sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 297 users, rank: #2419 (of 6579)
Median rating: Weak
Arithmetic mean: 3.644 (Not really good−), std. dev.: 2.322, rank: #6446 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 3.653 (Not really good−), rank: #6459 (of 6580) (seen all: 3.68 / seen some: 5.66 / won't finish: 1.38)
Bayesian estimate: 3.899 (Not really good), rank: #4933 (of 4950)
Running time: 60 minutes 
Vintage: 1990-12-28 
Ending Theme:
"Koibito to Yobasete" by Chikako Sawada 
Review:
Sword for Truth DVD (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Sword for Truth (DVD) 2000-07-25 (from $30.24)

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 

Ginzo Matsuo as Kagairo 
Kazuhiko Kishino as Daizen 
Masashi Hirose as Ryusen 
Masashi Sugawara as Gunbei 
Minoru Inaba as Shinemon 
Miyuki Ichijou as Osono 
Rei Sakuma as Princess Mayu 
Run Sasaki as Oren 
Saburo Kamei as Tadasumi 
Takashi Taguchi as Ubito 
Takeshi Watabe as Tenkai 
Tesshô Genda as Marouji 
Toshiko Fujita as Okuni 
Yuko Mizutani as Mio 
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Sekiun 

Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Narrator 
Naoki Bandou as Officer A 
Naoki Makishima as Officer C 
Takumi Yamazaki as Officer B 
Tamao Hayashi as Maid 
Japanese companies
Background Art: Clover Art 
Cooperation: Kadokawa Shoten 
Development: Tokyo Laboratory 
Music Production: Audio Planning U 
Production:
Promise 
Toei Animation 
Production Cooperation:
Dew Co, Ltd. 
Magic Bus 
Recording: APU Studio 
Titles: Maki Production 
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness 

Production Coordination: Chris Bottone 
Script Adaptation:
John Wolksel 
John Wolskel 
Eric Flynn as Shuranosuke Sakaki 

Alan Blyton as Kagairo 
Bill Roberts as Dogen 
Frank Rozelaar-Green as Marouji 
Garrick Hagen as Daizen Imura 
Julia Brahms as Princess Mayu 
Sarah Wateridge as Oren 

Peter Marinker as
Landlord 
Narrator 
Robert Chase as Seki Ninja 

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

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