Takashi Miike’s Live Action ‘Blade Of The Immortal’ Trailer Unleashed

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Cult Director Brings Cult Anime/Manga To The Live Action Realm

World renowned auteur Takashi Miike has released a trailer for his 100th film, a live-action adaptation of the anime/manga title Blade of The Immortal (published by Dark Horse Comics in the U.S) by Hiroaki Samura. Check it out below.

Blade of the Immortal is the story of a man named Manji, a skilled samurai who has a powerful advantage: no wound can kill him. His past criminal actions led to the death of 100 other samurai (including his sister’s husband). He becomes immortal at the hand of an 800-year-old woman named Yaobikuni, and is compelled by his sister’s death to accept a quest that will end his agelessness. He has promised to kill 1000 evil men and until he does Manji will be kept alive by sacred bloodworms.

This sounds like a perfect story for the over the top, violent style that has made Takashi Miike a favorite of cinephiles everywhere.

What do you guys think? Comment and discuss below!

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Assistant Comic Book Editor. Manny has been obsessed with comics since childhood. He reads some kind of comic every single day. He especially loves self-published books and dollar bin finds. 'Nuff said!