Kamogawa Horumo

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Kamogawa Horumō
Directed by Katsuhide Motoki
Written by Maruo Kyozuka (screenplay)
Manabu Makime (novel)
Starring Takayuki Yamada
Chiaki Kuriyama
Music by Yoshikazu Suo
Cinematography Shoji Ehara
Edited by Isao Kawase
Distributed by Viz Pictures (USA)
Release date
  • April 18, 2009 (2009-04-18)
Running time
113 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Battle League Horumo (鴨川ホルモー, Kamogawa Horumō) is a Japanese fantasy-action-comedy film directed by Katsuhide Motoki.


A group of Kyoto University students known as the “Kyoto University Azure Dragons”, participate in a game called "Horumo". It is an ancient game in which players control shikigami called “oni” and pit them against the oni of rival teams, reminiscent of Pokémon. Akira Abe is a freshman student who falls in love with a classmate named Kyoko, and blindly joins the club and plays the game to be closer to her. Ironically, Kyoko is interested in another club member, while Akira gains the attention of Fumi. The mysterious game started over 1,200 years ago in the Heian Period. Soon the 2,000 oni wage wars battles in the city of Kyoto.[1][2]



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