heart under blade

DVD - 2007 | Japanese
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Two Japanese clans that are ancient enemies have been forbidden to fight. The heirs to these clans have fallen in love, to their families' horror. When tragedy strikes this love-struck couple, will a final battle make them stronger or pull them apart?
Publisher: [United States] : FUNimation, 2007
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781421006291
Branch Call Number: DVD SHINOBI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 25, 2017

An action romance fantasy film when two clans of highly skilled ninjas with special powers, Japanese X-men, were coerced to kill off each other by the ruling Shogun. Good concept but with substandard special effects. (See the list of characters and their special powers in "Summary.")


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Jun 25, 2017

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The list of five top ninja of Iga and Kouga clans:


Joe Odagiri as Kouga Gennosuke - the Kouga leader with the power to see, react, and move at very high speeds.
Takeshi Masu as Muroga Hyouma - has abilities similar to a 6th sense (seeing enemies kilometers away).
Mitsuki Koga as Chikuma Koshirou - no supernatural powers, best weapons user.
Tomoka Kurotani as Kagero - poison specialist. Poison flows within her veins and she is able to breathe poison at enemies or poisoning them with a kiss.
Houka Kinoshita as Kisaragi Saemon - he is able to assume the physical appearance of others and imitate their voice.


Yukie Nakama as Oboro - the Iga leader who has the "eyes of destruction", completely incapacitating an opponent with one glance.
Kippei Shiina as Yakushiji Tenzen - he is the host to parasitic worms which prevent him from aging and heal any wounds he sustained, allowing him to quickly recover from nearly any injury.
Tak Sakaguchi as Yashamaru - he manipulates thin wires, using them like whips. The wires are also sharp enough to cut through various objects.
Shun Ito as Mino Nenki - beastman that has a keen sense of smell
Erika Sawajiri as Hotarubi - she uses some sort of dust that manipulates butterflies and moths.


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