Sword for Truth

video sleeve

Official Blurb:

"Its official!! Undead Ninjas are again attacking lone Samurais despite the express threat of severed limbs and in some cases even decapitation. These stunning revelations have come with the incredible release by UK animation giants Manga Entertainment of the gut wrenching anime Sword For Truth."

"Ancient feudal Japan was ruled by clans of Shoguns - and their rule was absolute. They owned the entire land and all the people on it - all but one that is! Shuranosuke, the master swordsman, walks alone and unafraid bearing his distinctive "Scythes of Death" crest and slashing a swathe through anyone who stands in his way."

"In this action-packed anime adventure, Shuranosuke is hired by the Tokugawa Shogunate to rescue princess Mayu from the clutches of a group of bandit ninjas, the Seki Ninja. They will stop at nothing to prevent him from succeeding and call on the undead spirits of Seki Ninjas in Hell to assist them."

"Shuranosuke's skills are put to the ultimate test as he leaves a trail of blood, severed limbs and utter carnage behind him in a desperate attempt to save the Princess. Classic samurai action from a swordsman that would stripe-up Zoro like a zebra and turn Touche Turtle in to Tortoise Teriyaki."

Director:        Osami Desaki
Animation:       Akio Sugino
Copyright:       Takeshi narumi/Promise Co., Toei Video Co,. Ltd.

Language Format: English Language
Running time:    60 mins
Certificate:     18
Catalogue no:    MANV 1203
Label:           Manga Video
Price:           £11.99
Release Date:    20th April 1998

Also available as part of the 'Warriors of the East' box set with
Fist of the North Star and Ninja Scroll (cat. no. MANV 1206)

Comment from newsgroup:

Well i've just watched this. Compact review: Piece of crap. Bad animation
(at times I thought I was watching a filmed comic), bad story, bad dubbing
stay clear.