A full trailer has been released for Takashi Miike's new fantasy/martial arts film Blade of the Immortal, and it's completely badass! The story is set during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period, and it centers on an immortal swordsman "who will not be able to lift his curse of everlasting life until 1000 evildoers feel the cut of his steel". In the process, he ends up protecting a young girl who happens to have some wicked fighting skills of her own.
I love watching these kinds of movies and I had a smile on my face from ear to ear while watching this trailer. The movie just looks so damn fun and it looks like it's going to be loaded with awesome fight sequences! It doesn't hurt that it had a great director at the helm. Miike is known for his films such as Yakuza Apocalypse, Shield of Straw, Ace Attorney, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, 13 Assassins and Terra Formars.
The film opened in theaters in Japan in April 2017. Magnet Releasing will release Blade of the Immortal in US theaters, but there's no release date set yet.