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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)
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: 285 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 12 votes (dub:9, sub:3)
 Very good: 20 votes (sub:10, dub:9, ?:1)
 Good: 65 votes (dub:36, sub:29)
 Decent: 65 votes (dub:34, sub:27, ?:3, raw:1)
 So-so: 44 votes (dub:21, sub:20, ?:1, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Not really good: 29 votes (sub:15, 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 569 users, rank: #1917 (of 9314)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.460 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.0999, rank: #8140 (of 9418)
Weighted mean: 5.454 (So-so+), rank: #8150 (of 9418) (seen all: 5.51 / seen some: 4.10 / won't finish: 2.30)
Bayesian estimate: 5.549 (Decent−), rank: #6736 (of 7082)
Vintage: 1989
Premiere date:
1989-05-27 (Japan)
Ending Theme:
"The Element of a Dream" by Lily
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DVD (Region 0)
    Wrath of the Ninja: The Yotoden Movie (DVD) 1999-06-15 (from $47.65)
DVD (Region 1)
    Anime 101 - 12 Pack (DVD) 2004-12-21 (from $239.98)
    Must Have Anime Mainstream DVD 4-Pack (DVD) 2001-04-17
    Wrath of the Ninja - The Complete Yotoden Saga [Collector's Series] (DVD) 2006-08-08
    Wrath of the Ninja: The Yotoden Movie (DVD) 2003-07-29 (from $8.88)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Yamasaki
Screenplay: Shou Aikawa
Music: Seiji Hano
Original story: Takeshi Narumi
Character Design: Kenichi Ōnuki
Art Director: Geki Katsumata
Animation Director: Kenichi Ōnuki
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Nobuyuki Sugaya
Executive producer: Makoto Hasegawa
Cinematography: Yōsuke Moriguchi
Monster Design: Junichi Watanabe
Music Director: Shiro Sasaki
Special Effects: Gō 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 Murayama 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
Reizō Nomoto as Kira no Masa
Ritsuo Sawa as Otowa no Genzo
Shōzō Iizuka as Ongyo no Kiheiji
Tomomichi Nishimura as Momochi Tanba
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as Mori Ranmaru (II)
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Jack
Broadcaster: Bandai Channel
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
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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