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A love story between a Sengoku general (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi) and a young princess (Yui Aragaki). Matabe Ijiri is the tough general of the small region known as Kasuga in Sengoku-era Japan. His nickname is "Ijiri," which means literally ghost and he strikes fear in many people. Matabe is in love with with the Princess Renheme, who also shares feelings for Matabe, but because of their class differences never acts upon their feelings. One day, Matabe is engaged in a battle, but loses concentration. He is about to be killed when a mysterious young boy named Shinichi Kawakami appears out of nowhere and ends up saving Matabe's life. Matabe is then ordered by Princess Renheme to take care of the young boy and eventually a friendship grows between Matabe and Shinichi. Meanwhile, an arrange marriage is about to take place between Princess Renheme & the damiyo of Kitaganto (a much larger region than Kusaga). The damiyo's name is Itakatora Ohkura. Prior to their marriage, the parents of young Shinichi arrive looking for their missing son. Shinichi's father Akira warns that in the future Kasuga doesn't exist. Because of this, Yasutsuna (Princess Renheme's father) calls off the marriage between Princess Renheme and Itakatora Ohkura. Itakator Ohkura doesn't take kindly to the news and sends in massive troops to crush the smaller region of Kasuga. When Matabe Ijiri heroically leads Kasuga's smaller army to fend off their much larger invaders, Princess Renheme promises to Matabe that if he comes back alive they will marry ... Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2009
  • Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 102 users)
  • Ranked: #27567
  • Popularity: #7405
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Dec 29, 2016
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Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
If you wanna watch something slightly different and not too impegnative this movie is for you!
I love times-slipping movies and this one let me taste what was like during the sengoku period in Japan, a period known for the costant military conflicts. Of course It doesn't shows much violence, after all the protagonist is just a kid. The romance between the princess and the general is more like a side story, true love is just one of the many themes displayed... Friendship, loyalty and so on. It's one of those movie that leave you with a warm feeling and a clear message.
If I was able to make you just a little curious, enjoy! =)

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  • Movie: Ballad
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2009
  • Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 102 users)
  • Ranked: #27567
  • Popularity: #7405
  • Watchers: 253

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