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Bushidô Sixteen (2010)

Bushidou shikkusutîn (original title)
At sixteen, Sanae and her friends are starting a new year at middle school. But at their first kendo training, they meet Kaori, who is a very serious loner. After their intense practice ... See full summary »

Director:

Tomoyuki Furumaya

Writers:

Tetsuya Honda (based on the novel by), Toshiya Ôno (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Riko Narumi ... Kaori Isoyama
Kii Kitano ... Sanae Nishogi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaori Abe Kaori Abe
Moe Arai Moe Arai ... Satsuki Tamura
Haru Haru ... Midoriko Nishogi
Keisuke Horibe ... Ryuzo Koshiba
Hideo Ishiguro Hideo Ishiguro ... Kazuharu Isoyama
Itsuji Itao ... Hajime Komoto
Kento Kaku ... Takumi Oka
Hiro Komura Hiro Komura ... Keiko Nishogi
Shigemitsu Ogi Shigemitsu Ogi ... Kensuke Isoyama
Koto Takagi Koto Takagi ... Yukari Murahama
Miki Takahashi Miki Takahashi
Rio Yamashita Rio Yamashita ... Kozue Hisano
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At sixteen, Sanae and her friends are starting a new year at middle school. But at their first kendo training, they meet Kaori, who is a very serious loner. After their intense practice bouts, Sanae realizes that Kaori is the regional champion who she accidentally beat the previous year. Kaori has transferred to their school with the sole purpose of meeting with Sanae and beating her, and is devastated to discover that Sanae is not serious about the sport. Kaori takes up a personal challenge to train Sanae until she is a worthy opponent.

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 April 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bushidô Sixteen See more »

Filming Locations:

Yamaguchi, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Vignettes About Life
19 June 2011 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

If you do not speak Japanese, you may have trouble following these 5 short films, as the subtitles are not very good. However, once you begin to watch these stories of a student reading a play, another learning the art of tea making, another losing bad in a baseball game (its hard to hit a ball with a tennis racquet that has no net!), the films have a certain rhythm that is very pleasing. The last two vignettes, wherein Kie Kitano by trial and error tries to cook like her late mother, making innumerable omelets till she gets it right and Riko Narumi tries to shoot Kato, a guy she likes, with a special arrow that will make him love her, are wonderful little slices of life. If there is supposed to be a unifying theme to all this, I would guess its about finding your way, your acceptance in the world. Any series of films with both Kie Kitano and Riko Narumi in them is worth watching, they are both very interesting young actresses. So, not great, but worthwhile in understanding what it important in life, especially among young people in Japan.


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