Teaser for Hisshiken Torisashi

Nippon Cinema has just posted the first Japanese trailer for Hisshiken Torisashi, a new samurai drama directed by Hideyuki Hirayama (Lady Joker, Samurai Resurrection) and starring Etsushi Toyokawa (Hula Girls, Japan Sinks) and Chizuru Ikewaki (Twentieth Century Boys, The Cat Returns).

Because I have a sworn duty to highlight good-looking samurai dramas and, as Twitch puts it so well, “the world can never have enough well crafted samurai dramas”.

Note: Hisshiken Torisashi is the latest adaptation of a Shuhei Fujisawa novel. Previously, Yoji Yamada adapted three Fujisawa novels for his acclaimed “samurai” trilogy, which included The Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Love and Honor.