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What was this TMNT rip-off show?

When I was ten or so, I remember catching a TMNT-style animated show with a 50s theme. What was it? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Dec 11, 2015 - 10 answers

Japan-filter: From Bullfighting to Kurosawa in a Cocktail

How do you say "Blood and Sand" in Japanese? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Apr 22, 2015 - 11 answers

Knots, Samurais and lots and lots of water

Questions about keeping things tied underwater, and one about swimming a long, long way on a single breath. [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Nov 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Samurai and contemporary Japanese social perceptions of disability

Asking for a friend: "I'm researching for my current WIP, and I'm stuck. I need to build a comprehensive picture of the social perceptions of disability in Japan, both currently and within Samurai culture. Help, anyone?"
posted by daisyk on Jan 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Is there an ancient Korean equivalent to Japanese samurai?

I'm taking a class this year studying the history of samurai and was wondering why I didn't know of a Korean equivalent. I know we Koreans love martial arts and fighting just like the Japanese, judging by the dozens of sageuks produced every year. [more inside]
posted by qvinx on Dec 6, 2011 - 6 answers

I feel you, bro. I feel you.

Recommendations of anime with identifiable/relatable characters? [more inside]
posted by Evernix on May 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Need help finding Samurai movies

I like the Japanese sword fighting style in which the warrior wields a Shirasaya (a katana without a hand guard) and fights with a one-handed technique. The only two movies I know with characters like that are the Zatoichi movies and Ichi (and apparently Zatoichi was her father and teacher). Technically, Sasuke from Naruto Shippuuden fights like this as well. Can any one think of others?
posted by FireStyle on Jan 10, 2011 - 6 answers

I guess I'm a 400 year old otaku.

There's something about an Edo period setting. Recommend to me some [more] books/movies/anime/video games. [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Oct 6, 2009 - 27 answers

Kikuchiyo's Robe

What was the actual predominant color of the robe worn by Toshiro Mifune in his role as wanna-be samurai Kikuchiyo for the black-and-white Kurosawa film Seven Samurai? The robe is light in tone as appears to be decorated with a pattern based on feathers or slender leaves. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Mar 1, 2007 - 26 answers


Hello hivemind! Does anyone know a place where you can find of traditional japanese ukiyo-e such as this only much bigger and with a bigger resolution? The idea is to have a /lot/ of fighting samurai. Thankyouverymuch you're all such lovely people. Kisses!
posted by Skyanth on Oct 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Tips for maintaining a car

With any luck, I'm about to take ownership of my first car. I'm not particularly mechanically minded, what are the basic things I need to do to maintain it? [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy on Aug 15, 2006 - 22 answers

My, my, my music hits me...so hard!

How, in the name of all that is good and holy, exactly do I wear a hakama? [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Jun 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Samurai Filter

I'm looking for the title of a Japanese TV serial, circa 1985. [more inside]
posted by Specklet on Mar 14, 2005 - 1 answer

need help identifying a samurai movie

A friend recently told me about an old samurai movie he saw in high school. All he can remember about it is the basic points of the plot. The main character is a guy whose clan is killed by a rival clan of samurai. From what my friend tells me, the movie mostly consists of the main character training and preparing himself to get revenge. In the end, he goes to the rival clan and kills all of them except for their leader. The leader, in turn, kills the main character. I know it's vague, but does this plot sound familiar to anyone? What is the movie called?
posted by joedan on Mar 11, 2005 - 10 answers

Ninja Gifts Wanted

NinjaFilter: Help me select a present for a Japanese-weapon-loving friend. [MI] [more inside]
posted by bac on Jan 9, 2005 - 15 answers

Horse stunts... How do they do it?

I just rented The Last Samurai last night and really loved it. But it reminded me of a question I have every time I see a movie with battle scenes with horses (a la Braveheart). How do they get those horses to do all those horse "stunts"? They must inevitably break dozens if not hundreds of legs. Can horses be trained to fall as if shot? And doesn't the cacophony of all the explosions on the set freak them out?
posted by vito90 on May 6, 2004 - 19 answers

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