I guess I'm a 400 year old otaku.
October 6, 2009 5:16 PM Subscribe
There's something about an Edo period setting. Recommend to me some [more] books/movies/anime/video games.
posted by lilnublet to Media & Arts (27 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I don't even know what it is... the clothing? The artwork? Music? Social rules? General atmosphere? The romance of it all maybe? There's a certain look and feel that goes along with media set in this period and I can't put my finger on it but I love it. Maybe "Edo period" isn't even describing what enchants me... maybe the hive mind can help?
Here are things that I've liked that all seem to fall into this category:
Zatoichi (the recent-ish movie)
Muramasa Demon Blade
I'm a huge reader (although you'd never guess it from this list), so book recommendations are particularly appreciated. If there are any other games with this kind of feel I have access to a wii, 360, ps2, and a mac.
postscript: In reading this before posting I'm wondering if what I like is that setting with a modern spin? Example: I can casually appreciate ukiyoe but I have this kozyndan print hanging in my hall because I love love love it.