The year is 1580. Using an army of soldiers equipped with sophisticated weaponry, Nobunaga Oda is on the verge of ruling Japan with an iron fist. One of his enforcers is Ginnai Doma - a ...
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The year is 1580. Using an army of soldiers equipped with sophisticated weaponry, Nobunaga Oda is on the verge of ruling Japan with an iron fist. One of his enforcers is Ginnai Doma - a fallen samurai reborn into an indestructible killing machine. As Ginnai continues his killing spree on ninjas and those who oppose Nobunaga's rule, Shishimaru of the Iga Ninja - going against the Koga Ninja's plans - pursues a one-man vendetta to avenge the deaths of his comrades and kill the immortal warrior.
Based on the manga of the same name, which was originally published in Japan in 1978 by Kodansha. It was published again in 1984 by Asahi Sonorama. A third publishing was done in 1992 and 1995 by Chuokoron-Shinsha, and finally it was published for a fourth time by Shimanaka Shoten Publications in 2003. See more »
The Black Lion is a somewhat misleading name, but aren't most anime title's somewhat obscure. If your looking for a graphics driven film, this is not the place to look. This picture does however have it's own charm though. The graphics aren't bad, they are just slightly dated. The dialogue could be better, although i never snorted with contempt over a poorly written line. I enjoyed the action but again it was a bit 80's. The thing that really got me into the film was the story. I have seen many of these type of pieces and there are some similarities, but again there always are. The scenes flowed seamlessly, action then dialogue leading to action again. I was surprised by the ending, which is always good. I would definitely recommend this to any fan's of the genre.
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