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NITABOH, the Shamisen Master (movie)

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Alternative title:
NITABOH 仁太坊―津軽三味線始祖外聞 (Japanese)
Nitaboh: Tsugaru Shamisen Shiso Gaibun (Japanese)
仁太坊 津輕三味線始祖外傳 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama
Themes: historical
Plot Summary: At a young age, Nitaroh is stricken with an illness that leaves him blind. He inherits the shamisen guitar once used by his mother and is taught its basics by a blind travelling shamisen player. In time with the help of friends old and new, he walks the paths that leads to his ultimate fate - that of founder of the Tsugaru style of shamisen play.
User Ratings: 100 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:10, dub:1)
 Excellent: 17 votes (sub:15, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 36 votes (sub:34, dub:2)
 Good: 15 votes (sub:14, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:12)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:5, raw:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 152 users, rank: #4399 (of 9605)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.690 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5013, rank: #1273 (of 9732)
Weighted mean: 7.676 (Very good−), rank: #1205 (of 9732) (seen all: 7.70 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.654 (Very good−), rank: #969 (of 7376)
Running time: 90 minutes
Vintage: 2004
Premiere date:
2004-02-21 (Japan)
2006-01-19 (Italy, Future Film Festival)
Ending Theme:
"Shinsei" by Yae
Other article:
Pile of Shame - Nitaboh (Apr 15, 2014)
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Japanese staff
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Director: Akio Nishizawa
Screenplay: Akio Nishizawa
Music: Makoto Kuriya
Original story: Kazuo Daijo
Character Design: Junichi Takaoka
Art Director: Tadashi Kudo
Sound Director: Toshio Sato
Director of Photography:
Kōjirō Hayashi
Shuichi Heishi
Executive producer: Masahiro Murakami
Producer: Junichi Takagi

Chief Graphic Director: Hiroshi Kugimiya
Color design: Keiko Adachi
Editing: Kengo Shigemura
Music Production:
Keiko Ushida
Tsutomu Tsuchiya
Projected By: Masae Nishizawa
Shamisen Player: Hiromitsu Agatsuma
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa
Sound Engineer: Kazuaki Narita
Stage Director: Yasuhiro Geshi
Theme Song Performance: Yae
Animation Production: Wao World
Digital Effects: Gonzo Digimation
Digital Photography: Toei Labo Tech
Distribution Assistance: Major, Inc.
Dolby Film Consulting: Continental Far East Inc.
In-Between Animation:
DR Movie
Kyung Kang ANIA
Photography: Gonzo Digimation
Production: WAO Corporation
Production Cooperation:
Recording Studio: Studio Mausu
Sound Effects Recording: Toho Sound Studio
Sound Production: Serafu
Sound Recording: Mausu Promotion
Sound Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Japanese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Horng En Culture
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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