The Dagger of Kamui (movie)

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Alternative title:
Kamui no Ken (Japanese) 
La Spada dei Kamui (Italian) 
Revenge of the Ninja Warrior 
The Blade of Kamui 
Меч Камуи (Russian) 
カムイの剣 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , adventure , drama , fantasy 
Themes: historical 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: A young boy named Jiro finds his mother and sister murdered in his home. Falsely accused of the crime, he flees from his village and meets a priest named Tenkai, who has him kill a rogue ninja named Tarouza. After fulfilling that task, Jiro undergoes training to become a master assassin. Many years later, Jiro finds out that he was an orphan and his real father was Tarouza, who had worked for Tenkai until he aborted his mission when he fell in love with an Ainu woman. The young ninja discovers that the Shogunate was to retrieve the lost treasure of Captain Kidd and use it to once again isolate Japan from the rest of the world. Using the clues that Tarouza had kept secret, Jiro - along with the female ninja Oyuki and a slave named Sam - travels to Russia and America to search for the treasure in hopes of using it to extract revenge from Tenkai. 
User Ratings: 179 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:1, raw:1)
 Excellent: 23 votes (sub:18, dub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Very good: 34 votes (sub:28, dub:2, others:4
2 French subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
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 Good: 41 votes (sub:35, dub:3, ?:1, others:2
1 Lithuanian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
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 Decent: 24 votes (sub:18, dub:3, ?:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
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 So-so: 16 votes (sub:10, dub:5, raw:1)
 Not really good: 11 votes (sub:11)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Bad: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Worst ever: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 356 users, rank: #2065 (of 6096)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.313 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.4156, rank: #3894 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 6.367 (Decent+), rank: #3750 (of 6089) (seen all: 6.39 / seen some: 5.50)
Bayesian estimate: 6.446 (Decent+), rank: #3299 (of 4589)
Running time: 132 minutes 
Vintage: 1985-03-09
Premiere date:
1985-03-09 (Japan) 
Ending Theme:
"Kamui no Ken (The Dagger of Kamui)" by Noriko Watanabe 
Official website:
Comment:
Previously released in the U.S. in English dubbed format as Revenge of the Ninja Warrior (with over 40 minutes cut from the original film) and The Blade of Kamui (uncut). 
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DVD (Region 1)
    The Dagger of Kamui (Sub.DVD) 2003-09-09 (from $7.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Rintaro 
Screenplay:
Mamoru Mazaki 
Mori Masaki 
Character Design: Moribi Murano 
Art Director: Takamura Kurao 
Animation Director: Takuo Noda 
Original Novel: Tetsu Yano 
Mechanical design: Katsumi Itahashi 
Director of Photography: Iwao Yamaki 
Executive producer: Haruki Kadokawa 
Art Assistant:
Fukiko Hashizume 
Hiromi Koono 
Assistant Animation Director: Kyoko Matsubara 
Audio Producer: Susumu Aketagawa 
Cel Painting Advancement: Yasuhide Baba 
Cel Painting Assistance: Yoshitaka Suzuki 
Cel Setting: Yoshiharu Wakai 
Color Coordination: Akemi Katada 
Dolby 4-Channel Music Mixer: Akihiko Oono (Aoi Studio) 
Editing: Osamu Tanaka 
Editing Assistant: Yoshiyuki Abe 
Effects:
Hideyo Sasaki 
Kenji Shibazaki (Tooyoo Sound) 
Shizuo Kurahashi 
Epigraphs: Katsuhiko Satoo 
Fixed Designs: Masao Maruyama 
Illustration: Moribi Murano 
Insert Song Arrangement: Mitsuo Hagita 
Insert Song Lyrics: Yoko Agi 
Insert Song Music: Ryudo Uzaki 
Insert Song Performance: Noriko Watanabe 
Music Assistant:
Junichi Kuwabara 
Shuuichi Kurita 
Music Director:
Eitetsu Hayashi 
Ryudo Uzaki 
Music producer:
Hikaru Ishikawa 
Tadao Takakuwa 
Negative Editing: Shinya Tadano 
Photography:
Jin Yamaguchi (Madhouse) 
Kinichi Ishikawa 
Masahide Ueda (T Nishimura) 
Teruo Abe (Ogata Productions) 
Yasuyoshi Toyonaga 
Yoshihiro Kataki 
Yoshiyuki Tamagawa 
Production Assistant: Keiichi Sakagaki 
Production Chief:
Yasuteru Iwase 
Yoshimi Asari 
Production Coordination: Munetaka Koga (Haruki Kadokawa Office) 
Production Design: Masao Maruyama 
Production Desk: Ayumi Kimura 
Production manager: Yasuo Takahashi 
Publication Planning:
Kazuo Shimada (ARGOS) 
Seiichiroo Aoki (Kadokawa Shoten) 
Shooji Motohashi (ARGOS) 
Publicity Producer: Masaya Tokuyama 
Recording: Ichiro Tsujii 
Recording Assistant: Akikazu Ootsuka 
Research: Toshikazu Sasaki (Ainu Customs/Morals) 
Special Thanks To:
Hooji Deshi (Kussharo Ainu Data House) 
Kazunori Shimotomai 
Theme Song Arrangement: Mitsuo Hagita 
Theme Song Composition: Ryudo Uzaki 
Theme Song Lyrics: Yoko Agi 
Theme Song Performance: Noriko Watanabe (ED) 
Titles: Yukio Kumagaya 
Gentaroo Ishida as Tenkai 
Hiroyuki Sanada as Jiro 

Kazuyuki Sogabe as Sam 
Mami Koyama as Oyuki 
Mikio Terashima as Genjuro Fujibayashi 
Takeshi Aono as Sanpei 
Tarô Ishida as Tenkai 
Yuriko Yamamoto as Julie Rochelle / Chico 

Eitetsu Hayashi as
Oharu 
Shinban no Kikusa 
Hidekatsu Shibata as
Koozunosuke Oguri 
Oguri Kōzunosuke Tadamasa 
Ichirô Nagai as
Andō Shōzan 
Shouzan Andoo 
Iemasa Kayumi as Mark Twain 
Iemasa Oyumi as Mark Twain 
Kaneto Shiozawa as Shingo 
Kazumi Tanaka as Magohachi 
Kazuo Oka as Goldgun 
Kôichi Kitamura as Iga Chief 
Masako Ikeda as Oyaruru 
Masato Hirano as Kinsaku 
Michio Hasama as Tarouza 
Mikio Terashima as Scorpion 
Mitsuko Horie as Chiomapp 
Naoki Sugimoto as Uraka 
Rintaro as Kansuke 
Ryouichi Tanaka as Jakal 
Ryudo Uzaki as
Kiheiji 
Okinba 
Shiroo Amakusa as Elder 
Takashi Ebata as Captain Drasnic 
Takashi Sotoyama as Hanzoo Tokachi 
Takashi Toyama as Tokachi Hanzō 
Tarô Ishida as Takamori Saigō 
Tomiko Suzuki as Sayuri 
Yasuo Muramatsu as
Geronimo 
Indian Chief 
Ogasawara Sadonokami 
Yasuo Tanaka as
Shōbei 
Toami no Magoroku 
Yasurō Tanaka as Tooami no Magoroku 
Yoshie Asai as Tsuyu 

Japanese companies
Animation: MADHOUSE 
Audio Production: Magic Capsule 
Cel Painting: ONLY FOR LIFE 
Distributor: Toei Company, Ltd. 
Dolby Technical Assistance: Kyokuto Continental Co., Ltd 
Film Developing: Tooyoo Developing Laboratories 
Music Performance: Ryuudoogumi 
Recording Facility: Studio Aoi 
Soundtrack Available From: Columbia Records 
Soundtrack Production: Kadokawa Records 
Special Thanks: Sai Village Town Hall (Aomori Prefecture) 
English cast
English staff
Director: Michael House 
Producer: Michael Morton 

Assistant producer:
Bobby Engelmann 
Sara Rouse 
Consultant:
Masae Watanabe (Cultural/Literary) 
Miwako Ikeno (Historical) 
Yuuji Watanabe (Cultural/Literary) 
Editing: Roe R. Adams III 
Production Coordination: Natsumi Ueki 
Production manager:
George Arriola (Japan) 
Janice Hindle (USA) 
Peter R. Haswell (USA) 
Scott Carlson 
Jack Marquardt as Tenkai 
Toby Williams as Jiro 

Carrie Sakai as Oyuki 
Clay Lowrey as Sam 
Greg Starr as Sanpei 
Lanny Broyles as Genjuro Fujibayashi 
Michelle Hart as Julie Rochelle / Chico 
Richard Nieskens as
Ando Shouzan 
Narrator 

Adam Simons as Kinsaku 
Bill Calhoun as Shingo 
Cliff Harrington as
Iga Chief 
Taroza 
Craig Williams as Magohachi 
Did Moore as Tsuyu 
Don Knode as Mark Twain 
Greg Starr as Kozonosuke Oguri 
Jeff Manning as
Goldgun 
Jackal 
Jerry Davidson as Indian Chief 
Judy Sackheim as Oyaruru 
Ken Frankel as
Captain Drasnic 
Shinban no Kikusa 
Leighton McClure as Toami no Magoroku 
Mary Malone as Sayuri 
Richard Nieskins as Shozan Ando 
Rumiko Varnes as Chiomapp 
Tracy Gleason as Okinba 
Will Gluck as Uraka 
William Ross as
Elder 
Hanzo Tokachi 
English companies
Distributor: Celebrity Home Entertainment (edited) 
Dubbing: American National Enterprises Inc (edited) 
Licensed by: AnimEigo 
Subtitles: AnimEigo 
Translation: AnimEigo 
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Claire Guyot (new 2006 dubbing) 
Translation: Yukio Reuter 
Gérard Rouzier as Tenkai 
Michel Vigné as Tenkai(new 2006 dubbing) 
Nessym Guetat as Jiro(new 2006 dubbing) 
Philippe David as Jiro 

Bruno Henry as Sam(new 2006 dubbing) 
Dominique Vallee as Chico 
Gérard Darier as Sampei(new 2006 dubbing) 
Marie Chevalot as Oyuki(new 2006 dubbing) 
Michel Boman as Sam 
Michel Raimbault as Genjuro 
Nathalie Kanoui as Julie(new 2006 dubbing) 
Philippe Roullier as Senpei 
Sybille Tureau as Oyuki 

Alexandre Cross as Narrateur(new 2006 dubbing) 
Charles Pestel as Uraka(new 2006 dubbing) 
Christine Paris as vieille femme 
Danièle Douet as Mère adoptive(new 2006 dubbing) 
Florent Bigot de Nesles as Shingo(new 2006 dubbing) 
Francis Benoit as Tarôza(new 2006 dubbing) 
Frédéric Cerdal as Saigo 
Gérard Boucaron as viel homme 
Gérard Surugue as Vieil homme(new 2006 dubbing) 
Igor de Savitch as Twain(new 2006 dubbing) 
Jacques Feyel as Chef indien(new 2006 dubbing) 
Jean-Luc Atlan as Jackal(new 2006 dubbing) 
Malvina Germain as Oyalulu(new 2006 dubbing) 
Michel Dodane as Chef du village(new 2006 dubbing) 
Nadine Bellion as Vieille femme(new 2006 dubbing) 
Olivier Hémon as capitaine 
Patrick Delage as Capitaine(new 2006 dubbing) 
Pierre Baton as Shôzan(new 2006 dubbing) 
Tony Joudrier as Oguri(new 2006 dubbing) 
Vincent Violette as Hanzô(new 2006 dubbing) 
Yann Pichon as Hanzo 
French companies
Distributor:
Déclic Images 
TF1 Vidéo 
Dubbing:
François Avisse vidéo 
Nice Fellow (new 2006 dubbing) 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Farina 
Script: Enrica Minini 
Translation: Francesco Prandoni 

Sound Engineer: Riccardo Pirolli 
Enrico Bertorelli as Tenkai 
Luigi Rosa as Jiro(adult) 

Aldo Stella as Sampei 
Andrea De Nisco as Sam 
Lara Parmiani as Tico 
Massimiliano Lotti as Genjuro 

Anna Maria Tulli as Chinamapp 
Antonio Guidi as Narratore 
Augusto Di Bono as Capo Iga 
Claudio Moneta as Shingo 
Elisabetta Cesone as Oyaruru 
Enrico Maggi as Taroza 
Gianni Mantesi as Shozan 
Giovanni Battezzato as Capitano 
Irene Scalzo as Jiro(child) 
Luca Semeraro as Hanzo 
Mario Scarabelli as Twain 
Stefano Albertini as Oguri 
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga 
Distributor: Yamato Video (Italy) 
Soundtrack: Yamato Video (Italy) 
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