Legend of the Millennium Dragon

Plot

A 15-year-old boy goes 1200 years back in time to find his unlikely destiny as the savior to end the war between humans and demons.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.6/10 (324 voted)

Director:
Hirotsugu Kawasaki

Stars: Ryuji Aigase, Satomi Ishihara, Kentarô Itô

Storyline
A 15-year-old boy goes 1200 years back in time to find his unlikely destiny as the savior to end the war between humans and demons.

Writers: Takafumi Takada, Naruhisa Arakawa

Cast:

Ryuji Aigase

(voice)


Satomi Ishihara

(voice)


Kentarô Itô

(voice)


Yasuyuki Kase

(voice)


Sôsuke Komori

(voice)


Takashi Kondô

(voice)


Shotaro Morikubo

(voice)


Shidô Nakamura

(voice)


Akio Nojima

(voice)


Kensho Ono

(voice)


Shunsuke Sakuya

(voice)


Masaaki Tsukada

(voice)


Kanako Tôjo

(voice)



Details

Official Website:
Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 29 April 2011



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User Review

An Anime for The Younger Set

Rating:


Jun is an ordinary middle-school boy, except for his unusual birthmark
which takes the form of a dragon on his chest. Because of that
birthmark, he is abruptly whisked back in time, to the medieval Heian
era. That era is remembered for being a peaceful time, but in fact
humans, led by sorcerer Gen'un and warrior Raiko, are battling demons
called the Oni, and Jun has been summoned back to awaken and control
the legendary dragon, Orochi, in the fight. But the humans and the Oni
are not quite what they seem, and both sides are desperate to enlist
Jun, and Orochi, to their cause in this long-running conflict. Jun,
however, is uncertain where the truth lies amid all the contradictory
information he receives from each side, and he thinks maybe the best
thing to do is simply to stop the fighting….

This anime film reminded me a good bit of YA fantasy novels, or perhaps
novels for a slightly younger (say, 9-12) set, in that Jun is a typical
Everyboy who must fight his insecurities and doubts to become the hero
(indeed, Gen'un constantly calls him "Saviour") he is meant to be in a
fantasy realm before he can return to his own time, having grown
stronger and wiser in the process. Each frame of this film is
hand-drawn, and some of the imagery is quite beautiful, while the
supernatural battle scenes are quite epic in scope. Not a film to think
about very hard after viewing, but an eye-pleasing spectacle to watch.