Manji's younger sister is killed in front of him. With his wrecked body, he still takes revenge. A mysterious woman appears in front of Manji and gives him eternal youth and immortality. Rin Asano’s parents are killed by the swordsmen group "Itto ryu” and her parents’ fencing studio is destroyed. To take revenge, she asks Manji to be her guard. Rin and Manji begin their fight against "Itto ryu”.
Cast & Credits
The over-all execution was really awesome, flawless, for me. The flow of the film from the black and white to the colored one was superb. I am not a big fan of bloody movies but I am glad I watched this. I am also very glad that they stuck to the manga as best as they can.
If there is one this I feel that is lacking, it is the musical scoring. I don't know if it was as intended but I felt like some scenes would have been more effective with a good background music.
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How fighting scenes are fantastic for the most part, since Manji has battles with many different types of people who possess their unique weapons and skill sets.
Like many samurai films, "Blade of the Immortal" has a complicated plot with a lot of political intrigue. With the running time exceeding two hours, the film may feel as if it were dragging sometimes with characters in general, going into long monologues before and after fighting.