Bandai announces Jin-Roh, Sword of the Stranger for Hulu


While Bandai may be done and over with releasing new titles, their role of license distribution continues on. Bandai just announced that two of their titles, Jin-Roh and Sword of the Stranger, will be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus. An interesting pair of releases, for sure, but great choices nonetheless.

Jin-Roh is one I'm particularly excited about. The film has been out of print for a while, but is still a classic for many anime fans. Unless you've got a friend with a copy, or if you have it ready to go on Netflix, it's not readily available. Now, all those who have yet to see it (myself included) have no more excuses. And, on the plus side, Jin-Roh is available in both subbed and dubbed format.

The other movie, Sword of the Stranger, was one that Tim thoroughly enjoyed, particularly for its beautifully-choreographed fight scenes.

Both are worth checking out, and are available for free right now. C'mon, what else do you have to do tonight?


April 23, 2012 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment announced today the availability of two theatrical films Sword of the Stranger (http://www.hulu.com/sword-of-the-stranger) and Jin-Roh (http://www.hulu.com/jin-roh) on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service.

About Sword of the Stranger

From acclaimed animation studio BONES (Eureka Seven, Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist) Sword of the Stranger is the story Kotaro, a young boy hunted by the Mings from China, and his loyal dog Tobimaru. The two meet a nameless samurai who is haunted by his past – a memory so terrible he has vowed to never draw his sword again. Among the Mings is Luo-Lang, a ruthless Western swordsman with the Chinese name who has walked the earth in search of a worthy rival. When both groups clash with a feudal lord and monks torn between faith and survival, the truth behind the Mings' pursuit of Kotaro tests the bond between the boy and the samurai.

About Jin-Roh

Originally released in 1999 and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura and written by Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) Jin-Roh is set in an alternate history of Japan. Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces team whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Entangled within a web of intrigue and politics, his decisions will determine the ultimate fate of the Capital Police and those dearest to him... 

About Bandai Entertainment

Bandai Entertainment Inc., is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., and is a distributor of Japanese animation on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD, and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, K-ON!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, The Vision of Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Mobile Suit Gundam, and many more.


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