Sword of the Stranger - Collectors Combi Blu Ray|
With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, this classic tale from Studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time. Set in feudal-era Japan, a young boy named Kotaro and his faithful dog Tobimaru are caught in the turmoil of a grim prophecy. At the request of the Ming Dynasty's aging emperor, the boy is pursued by a band of formidable Chinese assassins. After escaping the destruction of the temple that took him in, he runs into a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. When Kotaro's dog is poisoned, the nameless stranger reluctantly accepts payment to escort them to a temple in Shirato. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving Tobimaru's life, but unrest is brewing all around them. The Chinese assassins clash with the local lord as they build a religious tower, and a blond-haired, bloodthirsty swordsman among them seeks a worthy opponent. Chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and the Stranger must face his past before a horrible fate is met again. Contains the film on Blu-Ray and DVD. Presented in Collectors packaging.from£19.99 | RRP:
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- 18 December 2017
- Masahiro Ando
- Anime Ltd
- 103 minutes
- Closed-captioned, Dubbed, PAL
Animated feature directed by Masahiro Ando. For reasons unknown to him, young orphan Kotarou (voice of Yuuri Chinen) finds himself being hunted by agents of the Chinese Ming dynasty. Wandering with his dog Tobimaru and with no choice but to steal in order to survive, Kotarou would be helpless were it not for the intervention of the ronin Nanashi (Tomoya Nagase). Though reluctant at first, the wandering samurai joins the orphan and his dog and protects them from the sinister intentions of the Ming assassins.
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