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Samurai Shifters
Samurai Shifters

[Film] July 21, 12 PM

In 17th century Japan, the Tokugawa shogunate ensures political dominance by forcing lords to move their clans from domain to domain. When the Echizen Matsudaira clan is called upon to make a particularly tough relocation, the undesired role of relocation officer falls to Harunosuke Katagiri (Gen Hoshino), a socially inept samurai librarian. Under the threat of forced harakiri, Harunosuke takes to the near impossible task with the help of a loudmouth swordsman (Issey Takahashi) and the former relocation officer’s daughter (Mitsuki Takahata). Directed by Isshin Inudo (The Floating Castle), this hilarious samurai comedy resonates with contemporary salaryman culture in more than a few ways.
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