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Kamui (Japan, 2009)

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  • Kamui (Japan, 2009)
  • jasmine
  • September 30, 2011

This live-action adaptation of the classic 1964 Japanese manga features rising star Ken’ichi Matsuyama in the lead role. Set in 17th century Japan, Kamui is a young ninja who dreams of escaping the strict discipline of the ancient order to live life on his owns terms.

Following his escape, Kamui’s former warrior clan resolves to hunt him down and punish him for his betrayal. The outcast ninja seeks anonymity with a gang of shark-hunting pirates, but as his relentless pursuers close in, Kamui is forced to decide whether he’ll ultimately flee or fight.

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