Kimura Takuya Has Hundreds Of Men To Kill In The Official BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Trailer!


Live-action approaches to popular manga and anime properties continue to be tested as always, such are nothing new for director Miike Takashi to tackle as he's taken on quite his fair share. His latest one whose IP is loved by many a manga reader, titled Blade Of The Immortal and now on par for an April 29 release from Warner Bros. Japan.

Samura Hiroaki's hit 1993 Monthly Afternoon publication lays the groundwork for this new affair with actor Kimura Takura starring as Manji, an afflicted immortal swordsman whose help is desperately sought by a young woman eager to avenge her parents and their fencing school, destroyed at the hands of the "itto ryu". Actress Sugisaki Hana stars as our heroine bent on seeking revenge opposite actor Fukushi Sota who plays one of the film's several deadly principal villains.

Follow Miike's career long enough and it appears you'll prosper, because the official trailer below has arrived and while I'm not at all familiar with the manga, I'm immediately thrownback to my viewing of 13 Assassins just a few years back. Clearly Miike knows how to speak the language of chanbara and he does so with sheer excellence.

Official artwork is abound so stay tuned in the meantime and check out the trailer below.


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