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Sword of the Stranger

ストレンヂア 無皇刃譚 Stranger mukohadan

Breath-taking and thrilling, featuring stunningly animated fight scenes produced by Studio Bones (the legendary animators behind Fullmetal Alchemist and Cowboy Bebop), this classic anime celebrates its ten-year anniversary.

In feudal era Japan, young Kotaro is pursued by the royal army of China’s Ming Dynasty. When his loyal dog Tobimaru is injured in an ambush, Kotaro reluctantly recruits a mysterious, nameless samurai as his bodyguard. However, “No-name” has a guilty past and his own inner demons to battle.

Screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018, images ©Bones/Strangers 2007 - all rights reserved.