Red Shadow: Akakage
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Former music video director for such Japanese bands as Glay and Mr. Children, Hiroyuki Nakano follows up on the cult success of Samurai Fiction and Stereo Future with this mainstream adaptation of a 1960s comic book character. Set during in 1545 during the period of Warring States, the film centers on the once powerful and feared Kageichi ninja clan which now only boasts one master (Naoto Takenaka) and three disciples -- the good-hearted though innocent Akakage (Masanobu Ando), the bold but bull-headed Aokage (Jun Murakami) and the lithe but lethal Asuka (Kumiko Aso). As the trio performs acts… More