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Hellboy: Sword of Storms
Hellboy Sword of Storms
Director: Phil Weinstein
Tad Stones
Writer(s): Mike Mignola
Tad Stones
Release Date: February 6, 2006
Running Time: 77 mins.
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Hellboy: Sword of Storms is a 2006 supernatural thriller animation based on the Dark Horse Comic series Hellboy by Mike Mignola. A second animated film entitled Hellboy: Blood & Iron was released on March 17, 2007.


A Japanese professor of folklore named Professor Sakai opens a forbidden scroll and becomes possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning, who seek to return and summon their brothers, the Dragons, to dominate the human world.

The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense is brought in after Sakai attacks one of his associates. Hellboy and a team of agents (including Kate Corrigan) investigate the possessed man's rampage, but when Hellboy picks up a mysterious, discarded samurai sword, he disappears into a weird wonderland of Japanese mythology. On his quest to return to our world, he encounters many monsters (yōkai) intent on taking the sword from him, including the kappa, a giant oni, a trio of rokurokubi, a Jorōgumo, and three restless ghosts. Hellboy also meets a group of nukekubi in a segment of the film that is adapted almost verbatim from the comic book story, Heads.

In dual side plots, BPRD agents Corrigan and Russell Thorne (a psychic) follow the trail of the possessed professor, while Abe and Liz are stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean where they battle one of the Dragons.


  • Ron Perlman as Hellboy
  • Selma Blair as Liz Sherman
  • Doug Jones as Abe Sapien
  • Peri Gilpin as Professor Kate Corrigan
  • Gwendoline Yeo as Kitsune

Additional voices[]

  • Dee Bradley Baker
  • Keith Ferguson
  • Kim Mai Guest
  • Michael Hagiwara
  • Yuriana Kim
  • Clyde Kusatsu
  • Phil LaMarr
  • Liza Del Mundo
  • Paul Nakauchi
  • James Sie
  • Mitchell Whitfield

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