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