Sword of the Stranger Website, My Space, and Facebook Now Live

January 6, 2009 – In anticipation of the upcoming Sword of the Stranger one-night event with Fathom on February 5 at 7:30, Bandai Entertainment has launched several online venues for the latest up-to-the-minute news on the Fathom event and all things Sword of the Stranger.

Official website

My Space

And Luo-Lang is making friends at Facebook

Acclaimed Japanese anime studio BONES (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Full Metal Alchemist,” “Soul Eater”) brings Sword of the Stranger to life for this one-night exclusive event. Hunted by the Mings from China, a young boy named Kotaro and his loyal dog Tobimaru meet a nameless samurai who is haunted by his past – a memory so terrible he has vowed to never draw his sword again. Among the Mings is Luo-Lang, a ruthless Western swordsman with the Chinese name who has walked the earth in search of a worthy rival. When both groups clash with a feudal lord and monks torn between faith and survival, the truth behind the Mings' pursuit of Kotaro tests the bond between the boy and the samurai.

The film was recently submitted for consideration to the 81st Academy Awards for “Best Animated Feature” of 2007.

About Bandai Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Code Geass Lelouch of Rebellion, Gurren Lagaan, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and many more.

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