Tajomaru: Avenging Blade (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
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Up-and-coming actor Shun Oguri (Sukiyaki Western Django) stars as Naomitsu, a nobleman forced to flee the capital by conspirators embroiled in jealousy. In a desperate struggle with the nefarious Tajomaru, Naomitsu loses the love of his life, Ako, but gains a new title and the coveted blade, The Cutting Wave. As he wages war on his betrayers in furious battles—and even braves the depths of the Pit of Hell—bodies will fall and vengeance will be served by the great bandit king.
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"Tajomaru" is a film adaptation of Ryunosuke Akutagawa's novel "Yabu no Naka" and would star actor Shun Oguri ("Tokyo Dogs, "Azumi", "Stand Up!!", "Hana Yori no Dango"), Yuki Shibamoto ("Furin Kazan", A Midsummer Night's Dream"), Kei Tanaka ("Soredemo, Ikite Yuku", "Hot Man", "Waterboys"), Hirouki Ikeuchi ("GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka", "Beautiful Life") and Ken'ichi Hagiwara ("Fighting Girl", "Love Letter", "The Wanderers").
In Japan, actor Kenichi Hagiwara won an award for "Special Jury Award Best Actor" for the Japanese Film Critics Award and the theme song "Pray" by the rock band B'z was on top of the music charts.
The film revolves around two brothers of nobility, Naomitsu Hatekeyama (played by Shun Oguri) and Nobotsuna Hatekyama (played by Hiroyuki Ikeuchi). As children, the two would spar with each other and have fun, while hanging out with Princess Ako (played by Yuki Shibamoto).
Long ago, when they were children, they encountered a young boy named Sakuramaru who was a thief. But being a kind-hearted person, Naomitsu allowed Sakuramaru to become part of their family.
And eventually growing up, Sakuramaru (played by Kei Tanaka) grew up wanting to become a retainer for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who eventually takes in Sakuramaru.
But growing up, as the death of Ako's father, one of the boys is supposed to marry Princess Ako and also inherit the family gold. Naomitsu and Ako have always been in love since they were young, so it is thought that the two would get married.Read more ›
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I'm a big fan of Oguri Shun. I love his movies & tv shows they always make me smile or laugh.Published on July 19, 2013 by Kerry Ryan Maloney