Video Type - Domestic DVD - 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!