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.