Tajomaru: Avenging Blade (2009)
Tajomaru: Avenging Blade is a 2009 Japanese movie directed by Hiroyuki Nakano.
Like Akira Kurosawa’s award-winning 1950 film “Rashomon”, it’s based on the 1922 short story “In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. However, unlike Kurosawa’s adaptation, this version centers almost entirely around the life of the bandit character Tajomaru.
- Release date
- September 12, 2009
- Distributed by
- Warner Bros.
Region 2 PAL DVD (English subtitles)Label: Manga Entertainment (UK)
Out: Jan 31, 2011
Naomitsu (Shun Oguri) is the second son of the Hatakeyama family and fiance of Princess Ako (Yuki Shibamoto). When he gets chased away from his home as the result of a conspiracy against him, Naomitsu flees into the mountains with Ako in tow, but they’re soon attacked by a bandit named Tajomaru (Hiroki Matsukata). After managing to kill Tajomaru, Naomitsu takes the bandit’s identity as his own.
|Shun Oguri||Naomitsu Hatakeyama|
|Hiroyuki Ikeuchi||Nobutsuna Hatakeyama|
|Hirotaro Honda||Hidetaka Kuriyama|
|Kenichi Hagiwara||Ashikaga Yoshimasa|
Trailer (Japanese)Added 7 years ago
Teaser (Japanese)Added 8 years ago