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January 2010
From Production IG, Miyamoto Musashi!

From Production IG, Miyamoto Musashi on preorder now!!

New masterpiece of Production I.G untitled "Miyamoto Musashi - Soken ni Haseru Yume -" is samurai anime film. The film is developed and penned by award-winning anime creator and director Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers) but the film is directed by the other great pillar, Mizuho Nishikubo. Characters are designed by Kazuto Nakazawa(Kill Bill).With such a staff, try to imagine the result...

Plot: The story centers on Musashi Miyamoto, one of the most famous swordsmen during the early Edo period. He pioneered a sword-fighting style named Nitenichiryu and wrote "The Book of Five Rings (Gorin no Sho)," which depicts his life, his sword-fighting style, and its practice. The film is documentary animation about Musashi Miyamoto who respected Shinto and Buddhist deities, but on the other hand, killed even children to win battles based on "The Book of Five Rings."

Special Features: Making-of, special talk between Mamoru Oshii and Shigeru Izumiya, press conference footage, staff interview and more.
Blu-Ray Limited edition includes Musashi's golden tsuba (a guard at the end of the grip of katana) and original screenplay written by Mamoru Oshii!