Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade is a Japanese movie directed by Ten Shimoyama and based on a novel by Futaro Yamada. It was released by Shochiku in Japan on September 17, 2005.

In the movie, Tokugawa Ieyasu (Kazuo Kitamura) attempts to consolidate his power base by orchestrating a feud between the Iga and Kōga ninja clans that he hopes will weaken both sides. To that end, he orders each side to pick their five most powerful warriors to participate in a battle to the death.

Gennosuke (Joe Odagiri) of the Koga clan and Oboro (Yukie Nakama) of the Iga clan are among the chosen few. They’re also lovers and oppose Tokugawa’s scheme, but they must participate to protect the honor of their respective clans.

Movie info

Original title
Release date
September 17, 2005
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Featured Cast

Actor Role
Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama Oboro, Iga
Joe Odagiri Joe Odagiri Kōga Gennosuke
Tomoka Kurotani 2014 Tomoka Kurotani Kagerou, Kōga
erika-sawajiri Erika Sawajiri Hotarubi, Iga
Kippei Shiina Kippei Shiina Yakushiji Tenzen, Iga
Takeshi Masu Takeshi Masu Muroga Hyouma, Kōga
Mitsuki Koga Mitsuki Koga Chikuma Koshirō, Kōga
Tak Sakaguchi Tak Sakaguchi Yashamaru, Iga
Houka Kinoshita Houka Kinoshita Kisaragi Saemon, Kōga
No photo available Shun Ito Mino Nenki, Iga
Lily Lily Ogen, Head of Iga
No photo available Minoru Terada Kōga Danjō, Head of Kōga
masaki-nishina Masaki Nishina Yagyū Jyūbei Mitsuyoshi
Toshiya Nagasawa Toshiya Nagasawa Munenori Yagyū
Yutaka Matsushige Yutaka Matsushige Hattori Hanzō
Renji Ishibashi Renji Ishibashi Nankobou Tenkai
Kazuo Kitamura Kazuo Kitamura Tokugawa Ieyasu
No photo available Manami Kojo Ninja
No photo available Takashi Miyazaki
No photo available Ui Saeki Ninja
Hiroko Yashiki Hiroko Yashiki


  • Teaser (Japanese)

    Added 9 years ago
  • Trailer (English subtitles)

    Added 9 years ago


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Last Updated 02 Aug 2014 at 03:37