Video Type - Domestic Blu-Ray - Series - Sword of the Stranger - Language - English & Japanese - Region - 1 NTSC - Publisher - Bandai
The demise of a ruler in a war-torn land led to endless battles. Those in power were overthrown by the weak. Even those with strength stooped low and became bandits. Lawlessness ran rampant throughout the land. An orphan boy named Kotaro journeys from mainland China to Japan, accompanied by Shoan, a monk. But they are not alone. A group of Ming warriors follows them to Japan, seeking the secret that Kotaro harbors in his body. After losing Shoan’s protection, Kotaro is left alone, except for the companionship of his dog Tobimaru. Kotaro heads for the Mangaku Temple in the Land of Akaike. Along the way, he meets an odd swordsman in a ruined temple. This man, “No Name”, has abandoned his name and vowed never again to unsheathe his sword. But when the assassins from the mainland attack Kotaro, he is saved by No Name, and the unlikely pair become traveling companions. Meanwhile, Bai-Luan, the head of the mainland assassins, conspires with the feudal lord of Akaike to capture Kotaro, while preparing for a suspicious ceremony. Among the group, a blond-haired, blue-eyed warrior named Luo-Lang stands out above the rest; and though he follows his master’s orders, he searches for a strong swordsman who matches his ability. Kotaro’s secret triggers the hidden ambitions and motives of numerous characters. As they travel together, No Name and Kotaro gradually form a bond. And No Name and Luo-Lang— tied by destiny—are fated to meet in the ultimate face-off!