Do you know this Japanese movie? The movie starred Joe Odagiri and Yukie Nakama and directed by Ten Shimoyama. If you are wondering who Joe and Yukie are, just look at the picture above. Joe played the role of Gennosuke-sama while Yukie is his love interest Oboro. This film is based on the book “The Kouga Ninja Scrolls” by Futaro Yamada.
The story is like a Japanese version of Romeo and Juliet. Two clans fighting. In the end, since both of them are shinobis, they had to defend their clan from each other. Oboro and Gennosuke had to fight in the end and someone has to die.
How about the Japanese anime “Basilisk”? You might have an idea already. Yup. This is also based on the book “The Kouga Ninja Scrolls”. The full title of this anime is “Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls”. You might be wondering if there is a difference in the storyline of the anime and the movie version “Shinobi”. This is a spoiler so if you plan to watch the movie, stop reading. If you really want to know, then continue.
Yup. There is a difference between the anime and the movie. But I don’t want to talk about it in detail so that people will not hunt me down.
Don’t you just love ninja stories? And I am writing this entry while listening to the soundtrack of Anna and the King particularly the theme used in the execution scene.
I can’t wait to watch the movie version of Naruto.