Goemon (2009)

Goemon is a live-action Japanese movie written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya which revolves around the legendary ninja bandit, Ishikawa Goemon. The plot is almost entirely fictional, but features many prominent historical figures from Sengoku era Japan in a CGI-enhanced fantasy setting. It was released by Shochiku and Warner Bros. in Japan on May 1, 2009.

Movie info

Release date
May 1, 2009
Distributed by
Shochiku / Warner Bros.
  • Goemon - US Blu-ray

    Region A Blu-ray (English subtitles & dubbed)

    Label: Funimation (US)
    Out: Apr 19, 2011
    Buy: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca
  • Goemon - US DVD

    Region 1 NTSC DVD (English subtitles & dubbed)

    Label: Funimation (US)
    Out: Apr 19, 2011
    Buy: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca
  • Goemon - HK Blu-ray

    Region A Blu-ray (English subtitles)

    Label: Kam & Ronson (Hong Kong)
    Out: Aug 3, 2010
    Buy: YesAsia US, YesAsia Global
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Plot

The story is set in the 16th century. The powerful ruler of Japan, Oda Nobunaka, is assasinated, leaving the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Eiji Okuda) in the perfect position to usurp power. Amidst the chaos, a bandit named Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) becomes a hero to commoners by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor masses.

During one of his robberies, he steals a box from a merchant and gives it away to a poor child on the street (Arashi Fukasawa). However, the box was far more important than Goemon realized, and Toyotomi’s best men are soon tasked with finding him and the box.

Meanwhile, the legendary ninja warrior Hattori Hanzo (Susumu Terajima) is also sent to retrieve the box by Toyotomi’s chief rival, Tokugawa Ieyasu (Masato Ibu).

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Yosuke Eguchi Yosuke Eguchi Goemon Ishikawa
Takao Osawa Takao Osawa Saizo Kirigakure
Ryoko Hirosue Ryoko Hirosue Chacha Asai
Jun Kaname Jun Kaname Mitsunari Ishida
Gori Gori Sasuke Sarutobi
Mikijiro Hira Mikijiro Hira Rikyu Sen
Masato Ibu Masato Ibu Ieyasu Tokugawa
Tetsuji Tamayama Tetsuji Tamayama Matahachi
No photo available Hashinosuke Nakamura Nobunaga Oda
Eiji Okuda Eiji Okuda Hideyoshi Toyotomi
No photo available Choi Hong-man Gao
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima Hanzo Hattori
Eriko Sato Eriko Sato Courtesan Yoshino
Erika Toda Erika Toda Courtesan Yukiri
Mayu Tsuruta Mayu Tsuruta Koheita's mother
Ryo Ryo Goemon's mother
No photo available Ema Fujisawa Okichi
mayumi-sada Mayumi Sada Orin
Arashi Fukasawa Arashi Fukasawa Koheita
Mayuko Fukuda Mayuko Fukuda Chacha as teen
Ryohei Hirota Ryohei Hirota Goemon as teen
No photo available Tokimasa Tanabe Goemon, young
Takeru Satoh Takeru Satoh Saizo, young
Yoshikazu Ebisu Yoshikazu Ebisu Owner of Soba-ya
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka Kinokuniya Bunzaemon
Fumiyo Kohinata Fumiyo Kohinata Yashichi
No photo available Ryohei Abe
No photo available Gibson
Kazuaki Kiriya Kazuaki Kiriya Mitsuhide Akechi
No photo available LINA
Shoichiro Masumoto Shoichiro Masumoto
No photo available Taishin Otsuka
No photo available Udo Suzuki
No photo available Shuji Yamamoto

Videos

  • Trailer (English subtitles)

    Added 8 years ago
  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 6 years ago
  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 8 years ago
  • Teaser (Japanese)

    Added 8 years ago

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Last Updated 31 Jul 2014 at 12:54