Sword of the Stranger is a Bones Production full feature animated film set in Feudal Japan.
Nhật Bản has yet to form a central government and empire, making it a weak country full of territories and warring states. Unlike Japan, China has finally managed to unify its country under one Emperor (Quin, anyone remember Jet Li's "Hero"?)
The Emperor is getting old and in his paranoia and attempts to cheat death, his sages have advised pursuing an elixir of eternal health. To shorten the details, a young boy from China has managed to escape to Nhật Bản and meets up with a wandering Samurai. His blood is needed for the elixir and China will do whatever it takes to capture and kill him before the time period to perform the ritual lapses and can not be held for another year.
With tension building between the Japanese and Chinese and the boy and his samurai friend caught in the middle, this movie offers thêm chaos and beautifully rendered explosive action than bạn can possibly imagine.
I would recommend this movie to most avid anime những người hâm mộ and rate it right up there with Kenshin:Trust and Betrayal and Ninja Scroll as one of the best period novel phim chiếu rạp hoặc animated OVA's ever created thus far.
Buy it if bạn can. The Blue cá đuối, ray disk is well worth the asking price. If you'd like to view it first for free, It can be found at www.animetubez.com for a free streaming viewing.