I’m so excited for this movie, a movie that could re-define KimuTaku.
“Terra Formars” hasn’t hit the theaters yet but director Takashi Miike already have another movie in line and that’s “Mugen no Junin” (Blade of the Immortal) starring SMAP‘s Kimura Takuya. This is their first project together and it’s gonna be huge.
“Mugen no Junin” is based from Samura Hiroaki‘s manga about a masterless and immortal samurai named Manji (Kimura) who grew tired of killing. In order to regain his mortality, he made an agreement with an old witch who cursed him with immortality, that he will kill 100 evil men for every 1 good man he killed. The witch agreed with Manji’s proposal and in his journey, Manji meets Rin. Rin is a girl who is on the hunt to find a group called “Itto Ryu” so she can avenge her family. Rin asked Manji to be her bodyguard and the two will embark on journey to fight Itto Ryu.
This is not the first time for Kimura to play a samurai role but this is his most badass role so far. Takashi Miike is not known for his subtlety so expect lots of blood, blood, and blood. I’m also looking forward on who will play Rin since the said character is just as important. I might be a minority here but I’m seeing Tsuchiya Tao on the role of Rin since she’s so perfect as Misao in “Rurouni Kenshin”.
Anyway, this movie is still far but I’m hoping for the best. “Mugen no Junin” will hit the theaters on 2017.