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Shinobi (2005)

Tous publics | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 16 May 2007 (France)
Star-crossed lovers must fight on opposing sides in a battle that will determine the next Shogun.

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Joe Odagiri ...
Tomoka Kurotani ...
Kagerou
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Hotarubi
Takeshi Masu ...
Muroga Hyouma
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Yashamaru
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Chikuma Koshirou (as Mitsuki Koga)
Shun Itô ...
Mino Nenki
Hôka Kinoshita ...
Kisaragi Saemon
Kenji Miyoshi ...
Kisarigi Saemon
Lily ...
Ogen
Minoru Terada ...
Kouga Danjou
Masaki Nishina ...
Yagyu Jyubei Mitsuyoshi
Osami Nabe ...
Man pulling a wagon
Toshiya Nagasawa ...
Yagyu Munenori
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After more than four hundred years of war between the Shinobi warriors of the Manjidani Koga and Tsubagakure Iga clans, the Lord Hattori Hanzou decrees that they must live in peace. Both clans live hidden in the woods and mountain without confrontation and without training ninjas in the shadow art of Shinobi. In 1614, the Lord of the Lords is convinced that the clans are dangerous threats for keeping peace in his lands, and his advisor plots a Machiavellian plan to destroy their best warriors in a contest. Meanwhile, the young Iga Oboro and Koga Gennesuke fall in love for each other. When Oboro's grandmother and leader of Iga clan Ogen and Gennesuke's father and leader of the Koga clan Danjo kill each other, Oboro and Gannesuke must lead their warriors in the ultimate battle of the Shinobi clans. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fated to love : Destined To Kill.


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The story is an adaptation of Futaro Yamada's novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, which depicts the clash between two ninja clans, Iga and Kouga, and the fated love between Gennosuke (Kouga) and Oboro (Iga). See more »

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Lyrics by Ayumi Hamasaki
Composed by Kazuhito Kikuchi
Arranged by Yûta Nakano & KZB
Performed by Ayumi Hamasaki
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Amazing landscapes and awesome combat choreography
25 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Shinobi is a story about 2 Shinobi tribal villages that must went on a deadly fight. The Lord of the Lords is a man that runs a neutral faction among the Shogun Kingdom but that everyone is bond and obeys, and when he, under clerical/military advice, promotes and proclaims that the 2 Shinobi villages must choose each 5 of their great warriors to battle until death, things turn awry.

The problem is that one beautiful woman of one of the villages falls in mutual love with a man from the other village. Love and war collide. Is the love between them so strong that can stop the war? Shinobi is a movie packed with astounding nature scenes, (I wonder if still exists such nature landscapes thru Japan...) a surprisingly impressive fight choreography and a fair story.

I really advise everyone to see this movie!


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