First Very Brief Trailer for Takashi Miike's Film 'Blade of the Immortal'

November 14, 2016
Source: YouTube

Blade of the Immortal Trailer

More Miike! A very, very brief teaser trailer has debuted for the latest Takashi Miike film, an adaptation of a manga about an immortal samurai. Blade of the Immortal, originally Mugen no jûnin in Japanese, is about a samurai who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality. Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Based on the concept (and final shot in this) alone, it reminds me of 13 Assassins, which is one of Miike's best action movies. I wish there was more to see, but I'm sure we'll get more trailers before April. No US release is set yet, but hopefully it'll be out in 2017 in the US, too.

Here's the first brief teaser trailer (+ poster) for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal, from YouTube:

Blade of the Immortal Poster

Blade of the Immortal is about "an immortal swordsman who will not be able to lift his curse of everlasting life until 1000 evildoers feel the cut of his steel." The film is an adaptation of a manga series, also titled Blade of the Immortal. Set during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period, it follows the samurai Manji who helps set up a dojo called Ittō-ryū that battles against a competing dojo. Blade of the Immortal is directed by veteran filmmaker Takashi Miike, of the films Yakuza Apocalypse, Shield of Straw, Ace Attorney, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, 13 Assassins and Terra Formars most recently. The screenplay is adapted by Tetsuya Oish. The film opens in theaters in Japan in April 2017, but doesn't have any US release set yet.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Need my THE ENIGMA OF AMIGARA FAULT adaptation from Miike.

DAVIDPD on Nov 14, 2016


Need my THE ENIGMA OF AMIGARA FAULT adaptation from Miike.

DAVIDPD on Nov 14, 2016


Ugh, he has tough films. But good, too ...

shiboleth on Nov 14, 2016


13 Assassins was great! This could be as well.

grimjob on Nov 14, 2016


Worst. Teaser. Ever. The poster is a more effective tease that that snippet clip. You seriously weren't joking when you said it was very brief! Irritating....

RAW_D on Nov 14, 2016


I don't understand the marketing. If you can't do more than like 10 seconds, then just release some still photos. This was ridiculous to watch.

bumboclot on Nov 15, 2016


AWESOME ! did not know they were adapting the Manga ! on of the best reads i have had ! Altho through the Story he's more of a vagebond samurai,who lends his skills to those hiring him,with Rin being the one who hires him.Wich brings them on the quest of finding her parents killers,wich end up being part of the Itto Ryu collection. anyway looking forward to it !

Stefan van Zweden on Nov 15, 2016


Ah, thanks for explaining. I couldn't find any good information on what the story in the film will be, what exactly they're going for. We'll have to wait and see...

Alex Billington on Nov 15, 2016


You're welcome,there is a lot more to it tho,especially character development wise,..let's hope the movie is R-rated,cause the books are as well.

Stefan van Zweden on Nov 15, 2016

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