• Movie: The Last Princess
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: May 10, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 276 users)
  • Ranked: #2928
  • Popularity: #3422
  • Watchers: 657

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The Last Princess
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Ratings: 6.8/10 from 276 users
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Makabe Rokurota (Hiroshi Abe), a loyal retainer of Princess Yuki-hime (Masami Nagasawa), has been commissioned to transport Yuki-hime and Akizuki's ample treasury of gold bars safely to the politically stable Hayakawa. They disguise themselves as humble firewood peddlers, hiding the gold bars inside the logs they are carrying so as to pass safely through roadblocks set up by Yamana, which is under the control of Takayama Gyobu (Kippei Shiina), whose attire bears a striking resemblance to that of Darth Vader.
Along the way, Rokurota comes across Takezo (Jun Matsumoto) and Shimpachi (Daisuke Miyagawa), who have escaped from forced labor in a gold mine. Takezo and Shimpachi first frown on joining the journey, but eventually agree to help out in the hope of escaping Yamana's oppression and cashing in on the gold reward Rokurota offers them.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 10, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 276 users)
  • Ranked: #2928
  • Popularity: #3422
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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1 people found this review helpful
Mar 16, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 3.5
There were some flaws in this movie's plot. I can't really say much since it'll be spoiling.

What got me to watch this movie was because of Matsumoto Jun (MatsuJun). Watching this movie got me to see an acting side of Matsumoto I've never seen before. I was really surprised about his character in this movie. He was a hero in the end that deserves more than what he have. Even though it didn't ended how I expected, it was still good. I think there should have been more "action" and fighting between Matsumoto and the samurais.
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0 people found this review helpful
Jul 25, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I find the whole story pretty amusing and yet… empty. The plots were loose and there are a couple of loopholes in it. My complain is that there could be so much more added to the story line.

Jun Matsumoto was a good actor that's for sure, but I should have guessed that this would just end up on my bummer listing film. The killing effects were too obvious, even the gushing out of blood was exaggerated (not that japanese films do not exaggerate it as always, kill bill had that but still had a fantastic effect out of it) but here... in an era where blood bath should look more realistic, it didn't fit at all.

As for the soundtrack... for the love me, I could not recall it at all. It's not something that would stick in your head, it's all a hum and dumdimdumdums.

Acting wise the main characters were good. Only the setting wasn't and that you would know it was all a ruse. Other than that it was an OKAY film to watch, but not worth your time. I love Abe Hiroshi and Jun Matsumoto but they couldn't save this film with their good looks and acting.

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