Sword of the Stranger Essentials Blu-ray
About Sword of the Stranger Essentials Blu-ray
With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, Sword of the Stranger is a classic tale and hidden gem of its time directed by Masahiro Ando from Studio BONES.
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 No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase.
When Kotaro’s dog is poisoned, No Name 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 No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.
Special Features: Production Report, Cast Interview, Pilot Film, Battle Animatic, Theatrical Trailers, TV Commercials, Trailers
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action
- Themes: Battles, Historical
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 103
- Release Date: 4/9/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
MUST BUY!!! EPIC SWORD FIGHTS!!
Great movie! I saw it in the theater. This is a MUST BUY. It has one of the best sword fights ever animated.
One of my all time faves! Beautiful artwork, fantastic fights. Violent, edgy, and the greatest fight choreography I've ever seen in an anime to date. Don't pass this up! Great story and character development. A must have for your collection!