Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture

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Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture
Directed by Hiroshi Ishiodori
Matt Greenfield (English)
Produced by Hiromichi Mogaki
Tatsuji Yamazaki
Yoshihiro Suzuki
English dubbing:
Matt Greenfield
John Ledford and Sharon Papa (executive)
Written by Nobuaki Kishima
Distributed by ADV Films
Release dates September 8, 1994
Running time 85 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
English (dub)

Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture (SAMURAI SPIRITS 〜破天降魔の章〜 Samurai Spirits: Haten Gōma no Shō?) is an 1994 anime film based upon the 1993 SNK video game Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits). It was released by SNK in association with Fuji TV and NAS.

It was followed by a 2-episode sequel in 1999 entitled Samurai Spirits 2: Asura Zanmaden, which has not been adapted into English.


In 1637, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada was one of the seven holy warriors who have been chosen to guard the evil spirit Ambrosia. Betrayed by his people, Amakusa frees the spirit. Over 100 years later, six warriors try to stop him.


English dubbing:

  • Marcy Rae as Shiro Amakusa Tokisada
  • Milton Lawrence as Haohmaru
  • Brisan Matthews as Jubei Yagyu
  • Carol Amerson as Nakoruru and Child D
  • Drew Scroggins as Tam Tam
  • Kurt Stoll as Galford
  • Matt Greenfield as Earthquake
  • Mungle Roberts as Hanzo Hattori and Wan Fu
  • Neal Ford as Gen-An Shiranui
  • Tiffany Grant as Charlotte and Goro's mother
  • Aaron Krohn as Kyoshiro Yoshimune
  • Christopher Isaac as Goro


EGM2 called it a "ridiculously overblown anime," noting that "the story is as believable as some of the more ludicrous moves pulled off by the characters."[1]


  1. ^ EGM2 issue 5 (November 1994) page 96

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