Monday, February 10, 2014

Badass in socks and sandals

I watched Rurouni Kenshin last night. It's a live action movie based on a famous manga. Think Shane set in the Japan of the Meiji restoration.

Wielding a sakabatō (a sword that has the cutting edge on the side that curves in, rendering it incapable of inflicting a slashing wound) Kenshin wanders the countryside offering protection and aid to those in need, as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin.

Could anything be more up my street? I missed it if it got a theatrical release over here, but it must have set the tills ringing somewhere as they filmed two sequels (now in post-production) at the same time à la 'Back to the Future'.

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