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quietearth [Celluloid 10.14.08] movie anime news samurai

Mamoru Oshii, famous for the likes of Ghost in The Shell and most recently The Sky Crawlers is currently developing and writing an anime film based on one of the most famous Japanese swordsmen. The actual director will be Mizuho Nishikubo who did the animation sequences in Kill Bill Volume 1 among others. The film will be called Miyamoto Musashi: Sōken ni Haseru Yume (Musashi Miyamoto: The Dream of Riding with Two Swords). Mizuho Nishikubo pioneered the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū style of two-sword fighting and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a book that has been compared to Sun Tzu's The Art of War for its insight on tactics and strategy. The film is slated for early summer 2009. via AHT.

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