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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword''}}
 
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:''This article is about the film. For other uses, see [[Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about the film. For other uses, see [[Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword (disambiguation)]].''
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
At a Tokyo museum of ancient history, [[Mr. Takagawa]], the curator, and [[Kenji]], a janitor, witness the resurrection of the [[Ghost of the Black Samurai]], an ancient Japanese warrior whose armor was to be the newest exhibit at the museum. The next day, the Mystery Inc. gang arrives at Tokyo, where [[Daphne Blake|Daphne]] is to participate in a martial arts tournament at a prestigious school. The gang meet Daphne’s friend [[Miyumi]], who explains the difficulty of winning the tournament and entering the school as a student. The gang and Miyumi take a fully functioning robotic plane to the school, which is run by [[Miss Mirimoto]]. After Daphne defeats Miss Mirimoto’s bodyguard, [[Sojo]], and loses to Miyumi, Mirimoto tells her she shows promise as a fighter.
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At a Tokyo museum of ancient cultural history, [[Mr. Takagawa]], the pragmatic, no-nonsense curator, and [[Kenji]], an absent-minded janitor, witness the resurrection of the [[Ghost of the Black Samurai]], an ancient Japanese warrior whose armor was to be the newest exhibit at the museum to save it from bankruptcy. The next day, the Mystery Inc. gang arrives at Tokyo, where [[Daphne Blake|Daphne]] is to participate in a martial arts tournament at a prestigious school. The gang meet Daphne’s Japanese girlfriend [[Miyumi]], who explains to them the difficulty of winning the tournament and entering the school as a student. The gang and Miyumi take a fully functioning robotic plane to the school, which is run by [[Miss Mirimoto]]. After Daphne defeats Miss Mirimoto’s bodyguard, [[Sojo]], and narrowly loses to Miyumi, Mirimoto tells her that, despite her defeat and lack of proper training, she still shows promise as a fighter.
   
Also at the tournament is Mr. Takagawa, who explains to Mirimoto that the Black Samurai has risen and will be after the Destiny Scroll, which is at the school. That night, during a feast, the Black Samurai and his Ninja warriors attack the school and steal the scroll. But Mirimoto explains the scroll was only a copy, and shows the gang the real one. Mr. Takagawa explains to the gang the legend of the Black Samurai: the Black Samurai was originally a ronin who asked the great swordsmith [[Masamune]] to craft a powerful sword. The sword maker agreed, but told the Samurai it would take a year to make.
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Also at the tournament is Mr. Takagawa, who explains to Mirimoto that the Black Samurai has risen and will be after the Destiny Scroll, which is at the school, though Mirimoto dismisses that story as fanciful entertainment. That night, however, during a banquet, the Black Samurai and his Ninja warriors attack the school and steal the scroll. But Mirimoto explains to the gang that the stolen scroll was only a copy, and shows them the real one. Mr. Takagawa explains to the gang the legend of the Black Samurai: the Black Samurai was originally a ronin who asked the great swordsmith [[Masamune]] to craft a powerful sword. The sword maker agreed, but told the Samurai it would take a year to make.
   
Masamune's evil apprentice [[Muramasa]] offered to make a sword for the Samurai in only half the time, which the Samurai accepted. But when the Samurai took the sword, the evil of Muramasa was transferred to him, and he became the Black Samurai, wielding the [[Sword of Doom]]. When Masamune finished crafting his sword, the [[Sword of Fate]], he presented it to the [[Green Dragon]], who used it to defeat the Black Samurai and imprisoned him in the Sword of Doom. The Dragon then hid the sword, and put its whereabouts in a riddle on the [[Destiny Scroll]].
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Masamune's evil, greedy apprentice [[Muramasa]] offered to make a sword for the Samurai in only half the time, which the Samurai immediately accepted. But when the Samurai took the sword, the evil and greed of Muramasa was transferred to him, and he became the Black Samurai, wielding the [[Sword of Doom]]. When Masamune finished crafting his sword, the [[Sword of Fate]], he presented it to the [[Green Dragon]], who used it to defeat the Black Samurai and imprisoned him in the Sword of Doom. The Dragon then hid the sword, and put its whereabouts in a riddle on the [[Destiny Scroll]].
   
[[Velma Dinkley|Velma]] is able to solve the riddle, and Miss Mirimoto instructs the gang, Miyumi, and Mr. Takagawa to find the Sword of Doom before the spirit can. The gang finds the sword in a cave on an island in the Pacific Ocean, where they are attacked by the Black Samurai. During the fight the Black Samurai is revealed to be Sojo. But once the gang brings Sojo back to Miss Mirimoto, she and Miyumi capture them. Miss Mirimoto explains that she staged the tournament to bring the Mystery Inc to Japan so that they would find the Sword of Doom for her. The ninja army is revealed to be robots in which Miss Mirimoto planted the various fighting techniques of her students. She then locks [[Fred Jones|Fred]], Velma, Daphne, and Mr. Takagawa in the museum. [[Scooby-Doo|Scooby]] and [[Shaggy Rogers|Shaggy]] manage to escape Miss Mirimoto with the Sword of Doom but are chased by the ninja warriors who stole it. They are saved by [[Matsuhiro]], a samurai, who then trains them.
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[[Velma Dinkley|Velma]] is able to solve the riddle, and Miss Mirimoto instructs the gang, Miyumi, and Mr. Takagawa to find the Sword of Doom before the spirit can. The gang finds the sword in a cave on an island in the South Pacific Ocean, where they are attacked by the local native islanders and the Black Samurai. During the fight, however, the Black Samurai is revealed to be Sojo in disguise. But once the gang brings Sojo back to Tokyo and Miss Mirimoto, she and Miyumi capture them all. Miss Mirimoto explains that she staged the tournament as an excuse to bring the Mystery Inc to Japan so that they would find the Sword of Doom for her. The ninja army is revealed to be robots in which Miss Mirimoto planted the various fighting techniques of her own students. She then locks [[Fred Jones|Fred]], Velma, Daphne, and Mr. Takagawa in the museum. With Sojo's jetpack, [[Scooby-Doo|Scooby]] and [[Shaggy Rogers|Shaggy]] manage to escape Miss Mirimoto while still holding onto the Sword of Doom, but are chased by the ninja robots. They are saved by Sushi chef [[Matsuhiro]]. The ninja robots still manage to steal back the Sword of Doom, but despite this, Matsuhiro reveals to Shaggy and Scooby that he is in fact, a samurai, and begins to train them.
   
Matsuhiro instructs Scooby and Shaggy to pass through the gates of earth, air, fire, and water in order to find the Green Dragon and the Sword of Fate. When they do so, the Green Dragon enters the sword and takes them back to the museum to combat the Black Samurai. Kenji frees Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Mr. Takagawa, and they, plus Miyumi, who decides to fight with them, attempt to stop Sojo and Miss Mirimoto from resurrecting the Black Samurai, but are unsuccessful. After being revived Miss Mirimoto tries to make the Samurai her servant, but she is quickly entrapped and rendered unconscious. Scooby and Shaggy arrive riding the Green Dragon (who's spirit entered the Sword of Fate) and, along with a little encouragement from Matsuhiro, defeat the Black Samurai by using the Sword of Fate to destroy the Sword of Doom, breaking the curse on the Samurai, who finally passes on to the afterlife. Later, the gang attends the newly renovated museum, where a statue of Scooby is erected in his honor.
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At Mount Fuji, Matsuhiro instructs Scooby and Shaggy to pass through the gates of earth, air, fire, and water in order to find the Green Dragon and the Sword of Fate. When they do so, the Green Dragon enters with the sword of fate and flies them back to the Tokyo museum to combat the Black Samurai. Kenji frees Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Mr. Takagawa, and they, plus Miyumi, who decides to side with them, attempt to stop Sojo and Miss Mirimoto from resurrecting the Black Samurai, but, despite killing off the rest of the ninja robots (causing a power outage to the rest of the city in the process), they are unsuccessful. After being revived, Miss Mirimoto tries to make the Samurai her servant, but she is quickly entrapped and rendered unconscious by the uninterested warrior. Scooby and Shaggy arrive riding the Green Dragon (who's spirit enters the Sword of Fate) and, along with a little encouragement from the Green Dragon and Matsuhiro, defeat the Black Samurai by using the Sword of Fate to break the Sword of Doom in half, destroying it and breaking the curse on the Samurai, who finally passes on to the afterlife peacefully (while it's later implied that Miss Mirimoto and Sojo were arrested due to their involvement in the power outage). Later, the gang (along with Kilpatrick, Sonja, Hashimoto as well as the Island tribe chief) attends the newly renovated Tokyo Cultural History Museum, where a statue of Scooby is erected in his honor.
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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** [[Fred Jones]]
 
** [[Fred Jones]]
 
** [[Velma Dinkley]]
 
** [[Velma Dinkley]]
** [[Daphne Blake]]
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** [[Daphne Blake]] {{Also flashback}}
   
 
'''Supporting characters:'''
 
'''Supporting characters:'''
 
* [[Mr. Takagawa]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Mr. Takagawa]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Kenji]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Kenji]] {{Only}}
* [[Miyumi]] {{Only}}
 
 
* [[Kerry Kilpatrick]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Kerry Kilpatrick]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Sapphire Sonja]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Sapphire Sonja]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Mad Dog Hashimoto]] {{Only}}{{NL}}
 
* [[Mad Dog Hashimoto]] {{Only}}{{NL}}
 
* [[Matsuhiro]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Matsuhiro]] {{Only}}
* The [[Green Dragon]] {{Only}}
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* [[Green Dragon]] {{Only}}
   
 
'''Villains:'''
 
'''Villains:'''
* [[Black Samurai]] {{Only}}{{Ghost}}{{Green|ronin's transformation}}
 
* [[Old Man Samurai|Ronin]] {{Only dies}}{{Also flashback}}{{Possessed}}{{Redeemed}}
 
 
* [[Ghost of the Black Samurai]] {{Only}}{{Green|Sojo's disguise}}
 
* [[Ghost of the Black Samurai]] {{Only}}{{Green|Sojo's disguise}}
* [[Sojo]] {{Only}}
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* [[Miyumi]] {{Only}}{{Also flashback}}{{Redeemed}}
* [[Robot Ninjas|Robot ninjas]] {{Only}}{{NL}}
 
 
* [[Miss Mirimoto]] {{Only}}
 
* [[Miss Mirimoto]] {{Only}}
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* [[Sojo]] {{Only}}{{Also flashback}}
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* [[Robot ninjas]] {{Only}}{{NL}}{{Also flashback}}{{Green|destroyed}}
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* [[Ronin]] {{Only dies}}{{Also flashback}}{{Possessed}}{{Redeemed}}
 
* [[Muramasa]] {{Only}}{{NL}}{{Flashback}}
 
* [[Muramasa]] {{Only}}{{NL}}{{Flashback}}
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* [[Black Samurai]] {{Only}}{{Ghost}}{{Green|ronin's transformation}}
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* [[Remote Pacific island tribe]] {{Only}}{{Redeemed}}
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* [[Remote Pacific island chief]] {{Only}}{{Redeemed}}
   
 
'''Other characters:'''
 
'''Other characters:'''
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* Miscellaneous Japanese citizens {{Only}}{{NL}}
 
* [[Hachikō]] {{Only}}{{Green|statue}}
 
* [[Hachikō]] {{Only}}{{Green|statue}}
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* Miss Mirimoto's students {{Only}}{{Misc speaking}}
 
* [[Masamune]] {{Only}}{{NL}}{{Flashback}}
 
* [[Masamune]] {{Only}}{{NL}}{{Flashback}}
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
* [[Tokyo]], [[Japan]]
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* [[Japan]]
** [[Tokyo Museum of Cultural History]] (old)
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** [[Tokyo]]
** [[Shibuya]]
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*** [[Tokyo Museum of Cultural History]] (old)
*** [[Shibuya Station]]
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*** [[Shibuya]]
** Tokyo Museum of Cultural History (new)
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**** [[Shibuya Station]]
* [[Mirimoto Martial Arts Academy]]
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*** Tokyo Museum of Cultural History (new)
* [[Remote Pacific Island]]
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*** [[Green Dragon Sushi]]
** [[Temple of 1000 Steps]]
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** [[Mirimoto Academy]]
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** [[Remote Pacific island]]
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*** [[Temple of 1000 Steps]]
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** [[Mount Fuji]]
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*** [[Gate of Earth]]
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*** [[Gate of Air]]
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*** [[Gate of Fire]]
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*** [[Gate of Water]]
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*** Green Dragon's cave
   
 
==Objects==
 
==Objects==
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* Kenji's walkman
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* [[Floor scrubber]]
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* [[Mop]]
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* Black Samurai armour
 
* [[Scooby Snacks]]
 
* [[Scooby Snacks]]
 
* [[Vending machine]]
 
* [[Vending machine]]
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* [[Sushi]]
 
* [[Destiny Scroll]]
 
* [[Destiny Scroll]]
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* Velma's [[laptop]]
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* ''Origami'' book
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* ''[[Origami]]''
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* [[Scissors]]
 
* [[Sword of Doom]]
 
* [[Sword of Doom]]
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* [[Mini-jetpack]]
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* [[Miso soup]]
 
* [[Sword of Fate]]
 
* [[Sword of Fate]]
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* EMP disruptor
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* Matsuhiro's [[megaphone]]
   
 
==Vehicles==
 
==Vehicles==
 
* Train
 
* Train
 
* [[Automatic Hover Plane]]
 
* [[Automatic Hover Plane]]
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* Kenji's motorbike
   
 
==Suspects==
 
==Suspects==
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| To get the [[Sword of Doom]].
 
| To get the [[Sword of Doom]].
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Old Man Samurai|Ronin]] as the [[Black Samurai]]
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| [[Ronin]] as the [[Black Samurai]]
 
| The new sword [[Muramasa]] gave to a ronin was possessed by the former's evil, that transformed the latter into a tyrant bent on ruling the world.
 
| The new sword [[Muramasa]] gave to a ronin was possessed by the former's evil, that transformed the latter into a tyrant bent on ruling the world.
 
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! [[Frank Welker]]
 
! [[Frank Welker]]
| [[Scooby-Doo]]<br />[[Fred Jones]]
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| [[Scooby-Doo]]<br />[[Fred Jones]]<br />[[Kerry Kilpatrick]]<br />[[Mad Dog Hashimoto]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Casey Kasem]]
 
! [[Casey Kasem]]
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|-
 
|-
 
! [[Grey DeLisle]]
 
! [[Grey DeLisle]]
| [[Daphne Blake]]
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| [[Daphne Blake]]<br />[[Sapphire Sonja]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Kelly Hu]]
 
! [[Kelly Hu]]
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| [[Mr. Takagawa]]
 
| [[Mr. Takagawa]]
 
|-
 
|-
! [[Keoni Young]]
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! [[Keone Young|Keoni Young]]
 
| [[Matsuhiro]]
 
| [[Matsuhiro]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Kevin Michael Richardson]]
 
! [[Kevin Michael Richardson]]
| [[Sojo]]/<br />[[Ghost of the Black Samurai]]<br />The [[Black Samurai]]
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| [[Sojo]]<br />[[Ghost of the Black Samurai]]<br />The [[Black Samurai]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Gedde Watanabe]]
 
! [[Gedde Watanabe]]
 
| [[Kenji]]
 
| [[Kenji]]
 
|-
 
|-
! [[George Takei]]
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! [[George Takei (actor)|George Takei]]
| [[Old Man Samurai]]
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| [[Ronin|Old Man Samurai]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Brian Cox]]
 
! [[Brian Cox]]
| The [[Green Dragon]]
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| [[Green Dragon]]
 
|}
 
|}
   
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==Notes/trivia==
 
==Notes/trivia==
* This was [[Casey Kasem]]'s last time voicing Shaggy for a ''Scooby-Doo'' direct-to-DVD film since his retirement in 2009 from radio and voice acting. However, it isn't Kasem's last role, as he voices [[Shaggy Rogers (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated)|Shaggy]]'s father for the TV series, ''[[Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated]]''.
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* Even though it was released in 2009, it has a 2008 copyright. This suggests the movie was produced and completed in 2008, around the same time as ''[[Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King]]'', but was pushed back so ''Goblin King'' could be released in time for Halloween.
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* This was the last ''Scooby-Doo'' production to feature [[Casey Kasem]] as Shaggy before Kasem's death in June 2014. However, Kasem would later voice [[Shaggy Rogers (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated)|Shaggy]]'s [[Colton Rogers|father]] for the TV series, ''[[Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated]]''.
 
* This is the final ''[[Scooby-Doo (franchise)|Scooby-Doo]]'' production animated in the same style as ''[[What's New, Scooby-Doo?]]''.
 
* This is the final ''[[Scooby-Doo (franchise)|Scooby-Doo]]'' production animated in the same style as ''[[What's New, Scooby-Doo?]]''.
* Daphne's Martial Art skills are finally displayed in full.
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* Daphne's martial art skills are finally displayed in full.
* The plot by [[Miss Mirimoto]] is very similar to the one by [[Ben Ravencroft]], staging a mystery to attract the gang to find an artifact of power, only to have the summoned spirit turn on the summoner.
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* The plot by [[Miss Mirimoto]] is very similar to the one by [[Ben Ravencroft]] in ''[[Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost]]'', released ten years before, staging a mystery to attract the gang to find an artifact of power, only to have the summoned spirit turn on the summoner.
* This is the last Scooby-Doo direct-to-film to have zooming HB.
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* When Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, and Velma each say their catchphrase in a row, Fred retorts how he still doesn't have one. Later on, however, he would say "Hold the phone" for a while (which was incorporated from ''Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated'').
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* This is the last direct-to-video movie to have the Zooming [[Hanna-Barbera]] logo at the end of the film.
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* This is one of the few times where Shaggy and Scooby are willing to save the day from a villain.
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* This is the only movie that the Mystery Machine doesn't appear, though it was mentioned.
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===Miscellaneous===
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* Disguises: Scooby and Shaggy as sumo wrestlers, geisha girls, and cooks.
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* [[Scooby Snacks]] bribe: 10.
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* "Ruh-roh" count: 3.
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* "Zoinks" count: 5.
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* "Jeepers" count: 2.
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* "Jinkies" count: 2.
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* [[Velma Dinkley loses her glasses|Velma loses her glasses]].
   
 
===Cultural references===
 
===Cultural references===
* The story of [[Hachikō]] is real.
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* The story of [[Hachikō]] by the [[Shibuya Station]] is real.
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* The tale involving [[Murasama]] and [[Masamune]] is based on Japanese mythology.
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* Scooby and Shaggy riding the Green Dragon in flight from Mount Fuji to Tokyo is similar to Chihiro riding on Haku's back in his dragon form in the Japanese anime movie ''Spirited Away''.
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===Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches===
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* After the magnetic pulse caused Japan a power outage, Kenji’s goatee was missing.
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===Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities===
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* None known.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
{{Quotes
 
{{Quotes
|Shaggy: "Zoinks!"
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|'''Shaggy:''' Zoinks!<br>
Scooby: "Yikes!"
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'''Scooby:''' Yikes!<br>
Daphne: "Jeepers!"
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'''Daphne:''' Jeepers!<br>
Velma: "Jinkies!"
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'''Velma:''' Jinkies!<br>
Fred: Dang! I stil don't have a catchphrase!"}}
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'''Fred:''' Dang! I still don't have a catchphrase!
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|'''Shaggy:''' It's like there's a party in my stomach, and everything's invited!<br>
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}}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 08:46, February 21, 2020

This article is about the film. For other uses, see Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword (disambiguation).

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword is the thirteenth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It, along with Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, was produced and completed in 2008, but the Goblin King was released first for the Halloween season. It was originally set to be released on March 31, 2009, but it was pushed back to April 7, 2009.[citation needed]

Premise

Mystery Inc. travel to Tokyo, Japan, where they have to stop the Black Samurai from conquering the world.

Synopsis

At a Tokyo museum of ancient cultural history, Mr. Takagawa, the pragmatic, no-nonsense curator, and Kenji, an absent-minded janitor, witness the resurrection of the Ghost of the Black Samurai, an ancient Japanese warrior whose armor was to be the newest exhibit at the museum to save it from bankruptcy. The next day, the Mystery Inc. gang arrives at Tokyo, where Daphne is to participate in a martial arts tournament at a prestigious school. The gang meet Daphne’s Japanese girlfriend Miyumi, who explains to them the difficulty of winning the tournament and entering the school as a student. The gang and Miyumi take a fully functioning robotic plane to the school, which is run by Miss Mirimoto. After Daphne defeats Miss Mirimoto’s bodyguard, Sojo, and narrowly loses to Miyumi, Mirimoto tells her that, despite her defeat and lack of proper training, she still shows promise as a fighter.

Also at the tournament is Mr. Takagawa, who explains to Mirimoto that the Black Samurai has risen and will be after the Destiny Scroll, which is at the school, though Mirimoto dismisses that story as fanciful entertainment. That night, however, during a banquet, the Black Samurai and his Ninja warriors attack the school and steal the scroll. But Mirimoto explains to the gang that the stolen scroll was only a copy, and shows them the real one. Mr. Takagawa explains to the gang the legend of the Black Samurai: the Black Samurai was originally a ronin who asked the great swordsmith Masamune to craft a powerful sword. The sword maker agreed, but told the Samurai it would take a year to make.

Masamune's evil, greedy apprentice Muramasa offered to make a sword for the Samurai in only half the time, which the Samurai immediately accepted. But when the Samurai took the sword, the evil and greed of Muramasa was transferred to him, and he became the Black Samurai, wielding the Sword of Doom. When Masamune finished crafting his sword, the Sword of Fate, he presented it to the Green Dragon, who used it to defeat the Black Samurai and imprisoned him in the Sword of Doom. The Dragon then hid the sword, and put its whereabouts in a riddle on the Destiny Scroll.

Velma is able to solve the riddle, and Miss Mirimoto instructs the gang, Miyumi, and Mr. Takagawa to find the Sword of Doom before the spirit can. The gang finds the sword in a cave on an island in the South Pacific Ocean, where they are attacked by the local native islanders and the Black Samurai. During the fight, however, the Black Samurai is revealed to be Sojo in disguise. But once the gang brings Sojo back to Tokyo and Miss Mirimoto, she and Miyumi capture them all. Miss Mirimoto explains that she staged the tournament as an excuse to bring the Mystery Inc to Japan so that they would find the Sword of Doom for her. The ninja army is revealed to be robots in which Miss Mirimoto planted the various fighting techniques of her own students. She then locks Fred, Velma, Daphne, and Mr. Takagawa in the museum. With Sojo's jetpack, Scooby and Shaggy manage to escape Miss Mirimoto while still holding onto the Sword of Doom, but are chased by the ninja robots. They are saved by Sushi chef Matsuhiro. The ninja robots still manage to steal back the Sword of Doom, but despite this, Matsuhiro reveals to Shaggy and Scooby that he is in fact, a samurai, and begins to train them.

At Mount Fuji, Matsuhiro instructs Scooby and Shaggy to pass through the gates of earth, air, fire, and water in order to find the Green Dragon and the Sword of Fate. When they do so, the Green Dragon enters with the sword of fate and flies them back to the Tokyo museum to combat the Black Samurai. Kenji frees Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Mr. Takagawa, and they, plus Miyumi, who decides to side with them, attempt to stop Sojo and Miss Mirimoto from resurrecting the Black Samurai, but, despite killing off the rest of the ninja robots (causing a power outage to the rest of the city in the process), they are unsuccessful. After being revived, Miss Mirimoto tries to make the Samurai her servant, but she is quickly entrapped and rendered unconscious by the uninterested warrior. Scooby and Shaggy arrive riding the Green Dragon (who's spirit enters the Sword of Fate) and, along with a little encouragement from the Green Dragon and Matsuhiro, defeat the Black Samurai by using the Sword of Fate to break the Sword of Doom in half, destroying it and breaking the curse on the Samurai, who finally passes on to the afterlife peacefully (while it's later implied that Miss Mirimoto and Sojo were arrested due to their involvement in the power outage). Later, the gang (along with Kilpatrick, Sonja, Hashimoto as well as the Island tribe chief) attends the newly renovated Tokyo Cultural History Museum, where a statue of Scooby is erected in his honor.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous Japanese citizens (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Hachikō (single appearance)(statue)
  • Miss Mirimoto's students (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Masamune (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Sojo He has the same size as the Black Samurai.

Culprits

Suspect Motive/reason
Miss Mirimoto To bring the real Black Samurai back to life and make it serve them.
Sojo as the Ghost of the Black Samurai To get the Sword of Doom.
Ronin as the Black Samurai The new sword Muramasa gave to a ronin was possessed by the former's evil, that transformed the latter into a tyrant bent on ruling the world.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Kerry Kilpatrick
Mad Dog Hashimoto
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Sapphire Sonja
Kelly Hu Miyumi
Miss Mirimoto
Sab Shimono Mr. Takagawa
Keoni Young Matsuhiro
Kevin Michael Richardson Sojo
Ghost of the Black Samurai
The Black Samurai
Gedde Watanabe Kenji
George Takei Old Man Samurai
Brian Cox Green Dragon

Songs

Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Do You Do the Samurai?" Music by Thomas Chase Jones
Lyrics by Joe Sichta and Thomas Chase Jones
Produced by Thomas Chase Jones
Molly Pasutti N/A
"Domo Arigato Sayonara"
"Surf the Molt" Music and orchestrations by Thomas Chase Jones N/A
"Cave Voices"

Notes/trivia

  • Even though it was released in 2009, it has a 2008 copyright. This suggests the movie was produced and completed in 2008, around the same time as Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, but was pushed back so Goblin King could be released in time for Halloween.
  • This was the last Scooby-Doo production to feature Casey Kasem as Shaggy before Kasem's death in June 2014. However, Kasem would later voice Shaggy's father for the TV series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  • This is the final Scooby-Doo production animated in the same style as What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
  • Daphne's martial art skills are finally displayed in full.
  • The plot by Miss Mirimoto is very similar to the one by Ben Ravencroft in Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, released ten years before, staging a mystery to attract the gang to find an artifact of power, only to have the summoned spirit turn on the summoner.
  • When Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, and Velma each say their catchphrase in a row, Fred retorts how he still doesn't have one. Later on, however, he would say "Hold the phone" for a while (which was incorporated from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated).
  • This is the last direct-to-video movie to have the Zooming Hanna-Barbera logo at the end of the film.
  • This is one of the few times where Shaggy and Scooby are willing to save the day from a villain.
  • This is the only movie that the Mystery Machine doesn't appear, though it was mentioned.

Miscellaneous

  • Disguises: Scooby and Shaggy as sumo wrestlers, geisha girls, and cooks.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 10.
  • "Ruh-roh" count: 3.
  • "Zoinks" count: 5.
  • "Jeepers" count: 2.
  • "Jinkies" count: 2.
  • Velma loses her glasses.

Cultural references

  • The story of Hachikō by the Shibuya Station is real.
  • The tale involving Murasama and Masamune is based on Japanese mythology.
  • Scooby and Shaggy riding the Green Dragon in flight from Mount Fuji to Tokyo is similar to Chihiro riding on Haku's back in his dragon form in the Japanese anime movie Spirited Away.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • After the magnetic pulse caused Japan a power outage, Kenji’s goatee was missing.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ο Scooby-Doo! και το Ξίφος του Σαμουράι Scoooby-Doo! and the Sword of the Samurai

Home media

Quotes

Shaggy: Zoinks!
Scooby: Yikes!
Daphne: Jeepers!
Velma: Jinkies!
Fred: Dang! I still don't have a catchphrase!


Shaggy: It's like there's a party in my stomach, and everything's invited!

Gallery

Videos

Images

References

External links

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