The Shadow Spirit (2007)

The Shadow Spirit is a Japanese movie directed by Masato Harada and based on a mystery novel by Natsuhiko Kyogoku. It was released by Showgate in Japan and premiered in Fukuoka on November 28, 2007.

The film is set in the early 1950s, as a series of strange murders of beautiful young girls begins occurring in Tokyo and the daughter of a famous retired actress has gone missing. Meanwhile, a mysterious religious cult with an odd fascination with boxes has been gaining popularity.

Four people—a private detective named Enokizu (Hiroshi Abe), a writer named Sekiguchi (Kippei Shiina), a journalist named Atsuko (Lena Tanaka), and a police detective named Kiba (Hiroyuki Miyasako)—begin investigating individual aspects of the crimes for their own reasons when they are brought together by a used book store owner and Shinto priest named Chuzenji (Shinichi Tsutsumi).

Chuzenji suspects all the strange events that have been occurring are related to a research institute which has been conducting strange experiments, so they decide to combine their efforts to uncover the truth.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Mōryō no Hako
Release date
November 28, 2007

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Shinichi Tsutsumi Shinichi Tsutsumi
Hiroshi Abe Hiroshi Abe
Kippei Shiina Kippei Shiina
Hiroyuki Miyasako Hiroyuki Miyasako
No photo available Rena Tanaka
Hitomi Kuroki Hitomi Kuroki
No photo available YosiYosi Arakawa
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto
Keisuke Horibe Keisuke Horibe
Kankuro Kudo in 2012 Kankuro Kudo
Magy Magy
No photo available Hiroshi Ohmori
No photo available Mikio Ohsawa
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano
Misa Shimizu Misa Shimizu
Ryoko Shinohara Ryoko Shinohara
Mitsuki Tanimura Mitsuki Tanimura Yoriko Kusumoto
Saki Terashima Saki Terashima
No photo available Kenichi Ukon

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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 04:01