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Musashi featured in NHK World imagine-nation

June 19, 2009

Production I.G latest animated movie, Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai is featured in imagine-nation, the 30-minute weekly TV program about anime, manga and Japanese pop culture aired worldwide in English on NHK World channel.
Scriptwriter Mamoru Oshii, director Mizuho Nishikubo as well as animation supervisor Kazuchika Kise and director of photography Hisashi Ezura will take you to the production backstage of the movie!

Air Date:
June 23 (Tue), 2009, 23:30 - 00:00 (UTC)

June 24 (Wed)
03:30 - 04:00 (UTC)
07:30 - 08:00 (UTC)
11:30 - 12:00 (UTC)
15:30 - 16:00 (UTC)
19:30 - 20:00 (UTC)

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About Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai
The creative team of Ghost in the Shell, Innocence and The Sky Crawlers resurrects the legendary swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi on the big screen! Maverick filmmaker Mamoru Oshii is the mastermind behind the original concept for this project, in collaboration with top-notch studio Production I.G.
Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584-1645) was an unrivalled swordsman who became renowned through stories of his distinctive style and excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels. He wrote a master treatise on military strategy, The Book of Five Rings and sought the way to enlighten his spirit and cultivate his mind. But could his image have been fabricated by the generations that followed...?
Mamoru Oshii has taken on an unusual portrayal of this legendary, multifaceted and controversial character, between spectacular duels and a tragic life in pursuit of greatness in the days when internal wars in Japan had virtually ended.
Oshii long-time collaborator, Mizuho Nishikubo directs the movie, cleverly combining 2D and 3D animation with different narrative styles, and dedicating specific attention to the music, in a mesmerizing east-meets-west fusion of sounds.
Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai premiered in Japan on June 13, 2009 and has been selected for the 62nd Film Festival Locarno.

About imagine-nation
Comics, Anime and Games are now a globally popular form of entertainment from Japan. This 30 minute magazine program features Japan's ranking of the most popular titles from each genre. The program also has long interviews with Japan's top creators, as well as delivering information on upcoming related events.

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