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Band of Ninja (movie)

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Alternative title:
Manual of Ninja Martial Arts
Ninja Bugei-chō (Japanese)
Ninja Bugeichō (Japanese)
Tales of the Ninja
忍者武芸帳 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: Yuki Jyutaro's family was killed when an Iga ninja named Sakagami Shuzen invaded & conquered Fushikage Castle, which the Yuki Family called home. Jyutaro trained to get his revenge, only for him to fail & lose an arm to Shuzen's sister, Hotarubi. However, he's saved by Kagemaru, a member of the mysterious Shadow Clan of ninja, & the two manage to lead a resistance movement against Shuzen. This marks only the start of Jyutaro & Kagemaru's battles, both together & against each other, as things escalate all the way up to Oda Nobunaga himself.
Running time: 135 minutes
Vintage: 1967-02-15 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 2
Comment:
This movie was animated by photographing the original art from the manga.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Script: Mamoru Sasaki
Original creator: Sanpei Shirato
Director of Photography: Takada Akira
Editing: Keiichi Uraoka
Akiko Koyama as Akemi
Kei Yamamoto as Jutaro
Rokko Toura as Kagemaru

Fumio Watanabe as Oda Nobunaga
Hōsei Komatsu as Onikichi (Zoroku)
Kei Sato as Sakagami Shuzen
Noriko Matsumoto as Hotarubi
Shigeru Tsuyuguchi as Akechi Mitsuhide
Yoshiyuki Fukuda as Mufou Doujin

Fumio Watanabe as Ken'nyo
Hideo Kanze as Kamiizumi Nobutsuna
Hikaru Hayashi as Kinoshita Tokichiro
Nobuo Tanaka as Yagyu Muneyoshi
Shoichi Ozawa as Narrator
Toshiro Hayano as Raiun Party Leader
Japanese companies
Distributor:
Japan Art Theater Guild (1967 Theatrical)
Kinokuniya (2011 DVD)
Pony Canyon (2000 DVD)

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