A cute kitty melts a swordsman's heart in the live action version of 'Neko Samurai'
Meet the cute cat that melted a ruthless samurai's heart. Neko Samurai, a Japanese drama series, is about a down-on-his-luck samurai who accepts a commission from a town's dog-loving faction to assassinate the adored cat of the cat faction. But it is love at first sight, and the ruthless samurai-turned-cat-lover swears to protect the cat from all enemies. This hilarious series is so popular that it has now been made into a film, Neko Samurai, or Samurai Cat.
Be ready to fall for the cat (and the samurai) yourself! Here's the trailer subbed in English:
The captivating cat named Tamanojo is actually played by 3 different cat actors. There is only one Kazuki Kitamura, however, who plays the lonesome samurai.
The 100-minute Neko Samurai is subtitled in English. Directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, it stars Kazuki Kitamura, Misako Renbutsu, Yasufumi Terawaki, Kanji Tsuda, and Shigeyuki Totsugi.
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Unless you are one of the lucky few who already snatched a ticket to Japan Cuts 2014, the annual New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema, you'll just have to wait for the new Neko Samurai film to come to a theater near you. Or, maybe we can start a write-in campaign to DramaFever to plead for them to broadcast the drama series? Write your comments below!