Home » Film

Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (Miyamoto Musashi: Soken Ni Haseru Yume)

Mizuno Nishikubo (Toshihiko Nishikubo)





Official Fantàstic Competition

Trailer / Images:


Miyamoto Musashi, revered as an unbeatable swordsman and author of ‘The Book of Five Rings, was also a man who was born in the wrong times and who lived obsessed with discipline and strategy. After years of movie hagiographies and mythification, the great Mamoru Oshii has seen to promoting this funny and profuse documentary that combines the most diverse animation techniques with historical rigor and rokyoku sung narrative. A complex project that offers a new vision of such a unique historic figure and that once again places the author of Ghost in the Shell as the incorrigible outsider of Japanese animated cinema.   

Director biography:

Mizuno Nishikubo (Toshihiko Nishikubo)

A regular Mamoru Oshii collaborator since 1993, he started to work in the animation field along with the legendary Osamu Dezaki and debuted as a filmmaker with the television series Miyuki (83). Creator of the OVA Video Girl AI (92) and the film Cat’s Magical Forest (06).

Cast & Crew:

JAPÓ. 2009

Director: Mizuno Nishikubo
Productor: Mamoru Oshii
Productors executius: Yoko Kogawa, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
Guió: Mamoru Oshii
Fotografia: Hisashi Ezura
Muntatge: Junichi Uematsu
Música: Takeharu Kunimoto
Disseny de personatges: Kazuto Nakazawa
Director d’animació: Kazuchika Kise
Direcció artística: Shuichi Hirata
Animació per ordinador: Makoto Endo
So: Yota Tsuruoka
Durada: 72 minuts

Original Language:



English, Spanish, Catalan


Sitges 09 announces its complete program and presents the spot
The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia announces its complete program. There are still a few surprises to be confirmed, like the closing gala, but we’ve already put...

Go to top | LEGAL | Sitemap | Privacy policy | Terms of sale
Sant Honorat, 32-34. 08870 Sitges (Barcelona) Tf. +34 93 894 99 90 · +34 671 552 188