This Graphic Wednesday is brought to you by Father’s Day! (My second favorite day of the year next to Halloween)
Today we’re looking at creator Kazuo Koike and artist, Goseki Kojima’s epic manga, Lone Wolf and Cub. Volume 1 of the (Darkhorse) Omnibus encompasses nearly 700 pages of the story of a kill-for-hire Ronin, Ogami Ittō, a former disgraced shogunate executioner and his three-year-old son Daigorō on a path of meifumadō “road to hell,” a cursed journey of vengeance to clear his name and destroy the Yagyu clan.
Tom Hardy has come on board Yakuza drama "The Outsider" with Takashi Miike in negotiations to direct what would be his first English-language film.
Linson Entertainment and Silver Pictures are producing "The Outsider," which will be independently financed. Plans are to start shooting in Japan early next year.
Hardy had been mentioned as a candidate to star when "The Outsider" was being developed at Warner Bros., but the option expired and Silver acquired the Andrew Baldwin script last November.
The narrative of a once lost film now found and properly restored has always got me to watch the film. Every single time. Gate of Hell was one of those films where I heard about the restoration process before I even knew the plot. One of the first all color Japanese film, the color process over time faded into nothing, leaving the film a pale comparison of its former glory.
By Eric W. DolanSaturday, May 18, 2013 22:01 EDT
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Two suspects armed with a handgun and an axe broke into a home in Fresno, California on Saturday morning, but one was killed by the samurai-wielding homeowner.
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Unable to afford the real deal and being too tall for a store-bought replica, one Belgian man by the name of Danny has crafted a suit of samurai armor for himself. And, while there are lots of amazing cosplay costumes out there, this one may very well be the best I've ever seen.
A fan of warriors of various cultures, from vikings to the samurai, Danny seems to have had a great affinity for armor, helmets, and weapons from a young age.
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Illustration from "Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs", by J. M. W. Silver, Illustrated by Native Drawings, Reproduced in Facsimile by Means of Chromolithography, published in London in 1867.
Seppuku with ritual attire and second (staged)
This Image is an example of my early work using Adobe Photoshop. What is presented here is a combination of images based on the works of Manglobe Studios. The characters used here are from the anime titled "Samurai Champloo". I chose these Images because just the colors alone had a certain traditional Edo based feel. Edo being are more rural title for what is now known as Tokyo.