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Blade of the Immortal (2017)

Mugen no jûnin (original title)
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Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Hiroaki Samura (manga), Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)
10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takuya Kimura ... Manji
Hana Sugisaki ... Rin Asano / Machi, Manji's sister
Sôta Fukushi ... Anotsu Kagehisa
Hayato Ichihara ... Shira
Erika Toda ... Makie Otono-Tachibana
Kazuki Kitamura ... Sabato Kuroi
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Hyakurin
Shinnosuke Mitsushima ... Taito Magatsu
Ken Kaneko Ken Kaneko
Yôko Yamamoto Yôko Yamamoto ... Yaobikuni
Ebizô Ichikawa ... Eiku Shizuma
Seizô Fukumoto
Min Tanaka ... Kagimura Habaki
Masayuki Deai Masayuki Deai
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Kensui Ibane
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Storyline

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.

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The 100th film from Takashi Miike. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and carnage throughout | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Koji Yakusho has an uncredited role towards the end of the film as a Samurai. See more »

Quotes

Rin Asano: But do right and wrong matter when it's for people you love?
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Connections

Remade as Blade of the Immortal (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Live to Die Another Day - Sonzai Shomei
Written by Miyavi, Lenny Skolnik, Tom Leonard and Amon Hayashi
Performed by Miyavi
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User Reviews

 
Excellently crafted samurai-film
21 November 2017 | by amongpixelsSee all my reviews

Not much to say except it is clear on every second of the screen there has been so much care and time put into it all. It becomes a satisfying emotionally-driven film by the end, and is no doubt worth your time.

The acting, direction, music, cinematography, and story are all working together to create a truly entertaining experience - and I don't know why someone wouldn't enjoy this film.


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Country:

Japan | UK | South Korea

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blade of the Immortal See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,569, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$150,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,162,617
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (Prologue is in black and white)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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