International Title
Yamato Takeru
Japanese Title
 ヤマトタケル
 [Yamato Takeru]
Production: Nippon Eiga Shinsha
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1994
  Time: 104 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Orochi the Eight-Headed Dragon
US Distributor: ADV Films (1999) Time: 103 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Madra the Eight-Headed Monster [German]
The Eight-Headed Dragon [Thai]


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Details
Emperor Yamato fathers twin sons, but is convinced that one child, Ousu, is cursed and agrees with his shaman to have the boy killed. The child is saved by the deity Amano Shiratori, prompting his aunt to watch over and protect him. Sadly, bad omens follow the son, as his mother dies as he matures and he accidentally kills his own brother in self-defense after his brother blames him for her passing. The Emperor, furious at this, orders his to leave Yamato and venture off on quests dangerous quests, including venturing to the Kumaso domain that is ruled by barbarians.

Staff
Directed by Takao Okawara
Writing credits Wataru Mimura
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Tomiyama
Music by Kiyoko Ogino, Glay, Yoshiki Hayashi
Cinematography by Yoshinori Sekiguchi, Kenichi Eguchi
Film Editing by Nobuo Ogawa
Production Design by Fumio Ogawa, Tetsuzo Osawa
Assistant Director Kunio Miyoshi
Director of Special Effects Koichi Kawakita, Takao Okawara
Assitant Director of Special Effects Kenji Suzuki
Cast
Osu, Prince "Yamato Takeru" Masahiro Takashima
Oto Tachibana Yasuko Sawaguchi
Tsukiyomi Hiroshi Abe
Seiryu Miyashi Ishibashi
Genbu Bengal
Emperor, Father of Osu Kenji Sahara
- Hiroshi Fujioka
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Orochi, Amano Shiratori, Kumasogami, Kaishin Muba Yamato Takeru, Tsukuyomi, Oto Tachibana

Posters

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Orochi the Eight-Headed Dragon ADV Films (2003) Order
Region 2 Yamato Takeru Toho (2004)

Concept Art

Reviews
Anthony Romero Star Rating
June 10, 2006