Magnet to release Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’

"Blade of the Immortal" Japanese Theatrical Poster

“Blade of the Immortal” Japanese Theatrical Poster

Takashi Miike’s (13 Assassins, Terra Formars) live-action movie adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga, Blade of the Immortal, has been acquired by Magnet Releasing for North American distribution. A 2017 release date is pending (via Deadline).

This upcoming period samurai film stars Takuya Kimura (2046), Hana Sugisaki (Mozu: The Movie), Sota Fukushi (Library Wars), Hayato Ichihara (Yakuza Apocalypse), Erika Toda (Goemon), Ebizo Ichikawa (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai), Tsutomu Yamazaki (As the Gods Will) and Min Tanaka (The Eternal Zero).

Here’s a rough idea of what to expect, according to Amazon’s manga description: “A cursed, seemingly immortal warrior aids a young girl in her quest for revenge, as the students of a brutal new sword school tear a bloody path across Japan. Samura’s storytelling tour-de-force also won Japan’s Media Arts Award, several British Eagle Awards, and an Eisner Award, among other international accolades. Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction.

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2 Responses to Magnet to release Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’

  1. Junior says:

    Should it be April 29, 2016 or April 29, 2017?

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