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Red Shadow: Akakage (2001)

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Aka Kage, Aoi Kage and Asuka are trio of ninjas sent to perform dangerous secret missions for their master. Although Aka and Aoi are both in love with Asuka, the friendship built from their... See full summary »

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Hiroyuki Nakano

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Mitsuteru Yokoyama (creator)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masanobu Andô ... Akakage
Megumi Okina ... Koto-Hime
Kumiko Asô ... Asuka
Jun Murakami ... Aokage
Naoto Takenaka ... Shirokage
Fumiya Fujii Fumiya Fujii ... Ranmaru
Shûhei Mainoumi Shûhei Mainoumi ... Rikimaru
Kei Tani Kei Tani ... Roushi
Ryôko Shinohara ... O-Rin
Kitarô Kitarô ... Roushi, Mura no chourou
Denden ... Bonnobei
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Kyougoku Kanemitsu, Sengoku-Daimyou
Seizô Fukumoto ... Sasai
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka
Kouji Yazawa Kouji Yazawa
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Aka Kage, Aoi Kage and Asuka are trio of ninjas sent to perform dangerous secret missions for their master. Although Aka and Aoi are both in love with Asuka, the friendship built from their years of training together prevents any jealousies from forming. When Asuka is killed during a mission, however, the heartbroken Aka and Aoi both go their separate ways before returning to avenge their friend's death. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 August 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schatten der Ninja See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Remake of Kamen no ninja Aka-Kage (1967) See more »

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Cool Ninja antics in this fun movie!
20 November 2005 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

I saw this film knowing nothing about it (I bought it from ebay — it was cheap), and having not seen the director's earlier film, Samurai Fiction. I was pleasantly surprised.

The film has loads going for it if what you're after is an entertaining, funny and visually stunning movie — we get Indiana Jones-style booby-trapped castles, sexy girl ninjas in leather mini-skirts, cool ninja-dudes in indestructible armour, beautiful female contortionist thieves, and baddies with fists of steel. The action is sufficiently over-the-top and everything is accompanied by a pounding techno soundtrack.

What more could you ask for?


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