BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL: Watch The Trailer For Takashi Miike's Anime Adaptation

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BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL: Watch The Trailer For Takashi Miike's Anime Adaptation
Oh boy. The trailer for Takashi Miike's adaptation of the manga and anime Blade of the Immortal dropped yesterday and it looks like pure Chanbara bliss. I cannot speak as to how accurate the film adaptation is to both the manga and the anime but I was sensing some positive reactions to it online yesterday. Have a look for yourself below. 
 
Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike. IMDB
 
Blade of the Immortal opened in Japan a couple weeks ago and played at Cannes yesterday. 
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  • xtheseusx

    Honestly I'm not at all a fan of Miike and am pretty luke-warm of swords and samurai in general but Blade of the Immortal BLEW MY MIND as a yute (explains why im so fucked up now) and this trailer was fantastic!! The villains are iconic as well. I dare say I'll actually try to find a theater playing this!

  • Zetobelt

    A male Azumi. :-)

  • ManateeAdvocate

    OMFG! I'm such a huge fan of the manga and Miike. This looks like perfection for a fan of my ilk. VERY excited. WOW.

  • Yojimbo

    Agreed.
    Its looking like savage fun, would love to see a Netflix or HBO series of this.
    I'm sure that Miike could act as a showrunner between movies : ).

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Now you're talking!

    The fact that the trailer portrays so many iconic scenes from the manga makes me beyond hyped for this.

  • Right up my alley. I cannot wait to see this film.

  • bricriu .

    Please don't end the film on a cliffhanger like the anime. Can't believe I wasted my time on that show...

    And please remember kids, it's the OTHER swastika.

  • xtheseusx

    haha I immediately noticed that they "modified" his signature look

  • Yojimbo

    I never watched any of the anime but I do posses a number of the Manga.
    In Japan the OTHER symbol is called Manji. ; )

  • Michael Lang

    Yummy.

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