Nitaboh: Tsugaru Shamisen Shiso Gaibun

Movie (1 ep x 100 min)
3.917 of 5 from 334 votes
Rank #1,508

Nitaro's mother passed before he was old enough to remember her, and after smallpox leaves him blind at a young age he finds a connection to her through music and her shamisen guitar. Happily, Nitaro finds out that he has an aptitude for the shamisen and his skills are soon recognized by a goze (a traveling female bard) who takes it upon herself to teach him the traditional style of play. However he quickly realizes how restrictive this style can be and, frustrated, he begins the long journey to find and perfect his own style of play.

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Dizzy89 May 3, 2018
Score 10/10

This kind of anime has a smaller target audience, limiting itself only for fans of shamisen artists, Japanese history and binge-watchers whom like to explore their options.

As a fan of Hiromitsu Agatsuma and tsugaru shamisen in general, this movie was a must watch for me.

This movie moves your interest from samurai of that era and changes they were going through, showing poor commoners and... read more

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