Wrath of the Ninja - The Yotoden Movie

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©1989 JVC. 

Alternative title:
Legend of the Enchanted Swords 
Sengoku Kidan Yōtōden (Japanese) 
Yōtōden (Japanese) 
戦国奇譚妖刀伝 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , adventure , horror , supernatural 
Themes: demons , historical , ninjas , tragedy 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: In the year 1580, a man named Lord Nobunaga Oda sends hoards of unholy armies across Japan, slaying all who stand in their way. A young ninja escapes her villages' destruction with a short sword, one of the three mystical weapons that can end Oda's rule. During her quest, she is joined by two other ninjas who wield the other two weapons of legend, the sacred sword and spear. 
User Ratings: 277 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Excellent: 13 votes (dub:10, sub:3)
 Very good: 20 votes (sub:10, dub:9, ?:1)
 Good: 62 votes (dub:36, sub:26)
 Decent: 63 votes (dub:33, sub:26, ?:3, raw:1)
 So-so: 41 votes (dub:20, sub:18, raw:1, ?:1, edit.dub:1)
 Not really good: 28 votes (sub:14, dub:13, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Weak: 15 votes (sub:8, dub:7)
 Bad: 17 votes (dub:12, sub:3, ?:2)
 Awful: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Worst ever: 8 votes (sub:6, dub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 557 users, rank: #1738 (of 6579)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.462 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.1318, rank: #5632 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 5.451 (So-so+), rank: #5675 (of 6580) (seen all: 5.51 / seen some: 4.08 / won't finish: 2.29)
Bayesian estimate: 5.544 (Decent−), rank: #4702 (of 4950)
Vintage: 1989 
Premiere date:
1989-05-27 (Japan) 
Ending Theme:
"The Element of a Dream" by Lily 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Wrath of the Ninja (DVD) 2003-07-29 (from $23.01)
    Wrath of the Ninja - Collector's Edition (DVD) 2006-08-08

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Yamasaki 
Screenplay: Shou Aikawa 
Music: Seiji Hano 
Original story: Takeshi Narumi 
Character Design: Kenichi Ohnuki 
Art Director: Geki Katsumata 
Animation Director: Kenichi Ohnuki 
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda 
Executive producer: Makoto Hasegawa 
Cinematography: Yosuke Moriguchi 
Monster Design: Junichi Watanabe 
Music Director: Shiro Sasaki 
Special Effects: Satoru Abe 
Theme Song Composition: Taro Shikamon 
Kazuhiko Inoue as Hayate no Sakon 
Keiko Toda as Kasumi no Ayanosuke 
Takeshi Watabe as Fudo no Ryoma 

Akira Murakami as Narrator 
Eken Mine as Ryoan 
Kaneto Shiozawa as Mori Ranmaru (I) 
Kazuki Yao as Oda Nobunaga 
Kei Tomiyama as Shinnosuke 
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Gen'yusai 
Mika Takenaka as Kikyo 
Norio Wakamoto as Mie Jinnai 
Reizô Nomoto as Kira no Masa 
Ritsuo Sawa as Otowa no Genzo 
Shozo Iizuka as Ongyo no Kiheiji 
Tomomichi Nishimura as Momochi Tanba 
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as Mori Ranmaru (II) 
Japanese companies
Broadcaster: Bandai Channel 
J.C. Staff 
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: John O'Donnell 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

Associate producer: Peter Bavaro 
Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno 
DVD Coordination: Karel Havle 
Mix Engineer: Bill Donnelly 
Rose Markisello as Ayame 

Hideo Seaver as Sakon 
Peter Patrikios as Ryoma 

Bruce Winant as Jinnai 
Flavio Romeo as Nobunaga 
Frank Frankson as Jinpei 
Greg Wolfe as Genyusai 
Jack Taylor as Ryoan 
Nick Sullivan as Kiheiji 
Shannon Conley as Kayo 
Sharon Becker as Kikyo 
Vinnie Penna as Ranmaru 

English companies
Audio Post Production: Laughing Dog Studios 
Broadcaster: International Channel 
Digital Download: Direct2Drive 
ADV Films (UK) 
U.S. Manga Corps 
Licensed by: Central Park Media 
Translation: Studio Nemo 
Video Post Production: Skypilot Entertainment 

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