Find Vengeance and Death in Blade of the Immortal live action trailers


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After seeing the live action of adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin a while ago, I've been hankerin' for some more live action adaptations of manga featuring samurai and it seems Kami-sama has heard my wish. These trailers for the upcoming live action adaptation of Blade of the Immortal are exactly what I've been thirsting for and I am loving what I am seeing.

We've got some familiar faces for those who've seen a few Japanese dramas with Kimura Takuya as the main character Manji, Chiaki Kuriyama who played Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill, as well Erika Toda who played Misa from Death Note. Directing this is Takashi Miike, who has directed movies such as Ichi the Killer, Sukiyaki Western Django, Terra Formars.

Blade of the Immortal follows the journey of Manji, a man cursed with immortality who tries to attain mortality by killing 100 evil men for each good man he has killed. Now Manji is on a a mission to kill a thousand evil men and along the way he meets Rin, a girl seeking vengeance on those who killed her family. Manji acts as Rin's bodyguard and the two set off together to attain their goal.

Japanese theaters will see Blade of the Immortal on April 29 of this year, no news on a western release but I want one so bad.


[More details at ANN]

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