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Katanagatari (2010)
 7.9
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Katanagatari (2010)
Original name: 刀語
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The historical epic centers on Shichika Yasuri, the seventh generational head of the Kyotō-ryū school of martial arts in medieval Japan. He and his older sister Nanami live on an isolated island, until a military advisor named Togame tells him of the final 12 swords forged by a legendary swordsmith. At Togame's bidding, Shichika embarks on a journey to find all 12 of the swords.
Style: humorous, exciting, light, captivating
Plot: martial arts, japanese culture, samurai, journey, ninja, sword, beauty, brother sister relationship, responsibility, swordsman, long hair
Place: feudal japan

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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 30 min.
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33%
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 261
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
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Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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