Shinobi: Heart Under The Blade

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade is a 2005 Japanese romantic drama film directed by Ten Shimoyama and written by Kenya Hirata, starring Joe Odagiri and Yukie Nakama. It won best actor and best new actress awards at both the Kinema Junpo Awards and Yokohama Film Festival.


The story is an adaptation of Futaro Yamada’s novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, which depicts the clash between two ninja clans, Iga and Kouga, and the fated love between Gennosuke (Kouga) and Oboro (Iga). The movie has lots of fighting (as expected) and romantic scenes so there something for everyone.

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