Program

All Night Niigata

Sword of the Stranger

Japan

2007

Introduction

“In the Sengoku period, the young boy Kotaro is pursued by a band of Ming warriors. He finds refuge at the Aradera Temple where he meets Nanashi, a mysterious wandering man who has renounced his name and sheathed his sword. Kotaro’s pursuers, in league with the Lord Akaike, track them down at the temple, where Nanashi faces them.
Learning that the secrets hidden in Kotaro’s heart have unleashed ruthless ambition in many, Nanashi embarks on his destiny to meet Luo Lang, the man who will become his sworn enemy. When the tidal waves of cruel calculation crash onto the shore, what will be the fate of Nanashi and Kotaro?”

 

©BONES/ストレンヂア製作委員会2007

Director

Masahiro Ando

Born in 1967, Hokkaido. Animator, director.

In addition to action depictions, he also has a reputation for sensitive character portrayals in human dramas, and has worked on
"Mobile Police Patlabor 2 the Movie" "GHOST IN THE SHELL" the theatrical release of "Neon Genesis Evangelion”, "Werewolf" "COWBOY BEBOP Heaven's Door", the movie "Crayon Shin-chan" series and many others. He also worked on story development with "Medalot" and "Fullmetal Alchemist". He made his directorial debut with his original theatrical work “Sword of the Stranger”. His other major directorial works include “Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow“ and "Snow White with the Red Hair"