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Shoka (special)

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Alternative title:
書家 (Japanese)
Genres: action, fantasy
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: In the time of the shoganate someone is causing trouble. The city is being attacked by giant creatures and the shoganate's forces are not up to the task. It is the work of a calligrapher, someone who can bring creatures to life from kanji and artwork , and it is up to the art clan to put a stop to this rampage. The clan sends three of its best warriors, each with their own art combat specialty which will come in handy as the warriors find that the calligrapher is someone they know, someone with a grudge and he has monstrous plans for vengeance.
User Ratings: 48 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Very good: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Good: 22 votes (sub:22)
 Decent: 10 votes (sub:8, raw:1, dub:1)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 1 vote (others:1
1 German subtitled
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 80 users, rank: #5633 (of 9585)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.438 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.4564, rank: #5951 (of 9708)
Weighted mean: 6.515 (Good−), rank: #5562 (of 9708) (seen all: 6.52)
Bayesian estimate: 6.733 (Good−), rank: #4423 (of 7288)
Running time: 24 minutes
Vintage: 2010-03-27
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Makoto Yamada
Screenplay: Kenji Saidō
Storyboard: Makoto Yamada
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator: Kenji Saidō
Character Design: Hirokazu Kojima
Art Director: Hiroshi Itō
Animation Director: Hirokazu Kojima
Sound Director: Kisuke Koizumi
Director of Photography: Eiji Arai
Advertising Producer:
Eriya Kawauchi (assistant)
Sōtarō Sugimoto
Art Setting: Kazushige Kanehira
Associate producer: Ryuji Miki
Color design: Youko Watanabe
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
Finish Check: Katsumi Oshima
In-Between Check: Tomoko Sugata
Line Producer: Maiko Kasumi
Production Advancement: Miho Hora
Publicity Assistance: Yōko Ueda
Recording engineer: Takayuki Yamaguchi
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kageyama
Akiyoshi Nakao as Sumiya Shiro
Daisuke Namikawa as Shimaki Makihei
Sayuri Furukawa as Ena Gakuno

Akemi Okamura as Tsukikage
Haruo Satō as Yoriki
Masaharu Satō as Kyuu Hajino
Ryūzō Ishino as Daruma
Seizo Katou as Publisher
Takashi Matsuyama as Gen Kurozome

Daisuke Endō as subordinate
Manabu Sakamaki as rifleman A
Mariko Nakatsu as village woman
Ryōta Takeuchi as triangle
Youhei Oobayashi as rifleman B
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