With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, June 23, 2014

"Neko Samurai ~Samurai ♥ Cat~" trailer (English subtitles) JAPAN CUTS 2014

Neko Samurai ~Samurai ♥ Cat~ / Neko Zamurai
Directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
With Kazuki Kitamura, Misako Renbutsu,
Yasufumi Terawaki, Kanji Tsuda, Shigeyuki Totsugi
Japan, 2014, 100 minutes
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street NYC
(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
International Premiere

Introduction and Q&A with actor Kazuki Kitamura, with CUT ABOVE Award Ceremony

Followed by the Japan CATS Party!

Obviously, this is a must see film. Let's not even kid around about that."
--Badass Digest

Okay, this one is already SOLD OUT, but if you didn't buy a ticket you can at least watch the trailer.  One more example of why you should order your tickets for JAPAN CUTS films without delay!

Meanwhile here's a synopsis of Neko Samurai, courtesy Japan Society:

The ever versatile Kazuki Kitamura stars as masterless samurai Kyutaro Madarame, a feared swordsman who has fallen on hard times in old Edo. Caught between two warring gangs in an epic battle of cat lovers and dog lovers, he begrudgingly accepts the canine faction's offer to assassinate the opposite leader's beloved pet: an adorable white cat. Yet upon raising his lethal sword, he cannot bring himself to go through with the act, and the cat melts his ronin heart. But before finding peace as a newly minted cat person, the still fearsome Madarame will have to take on both gangs in a classic samurai street brawl. Kitamura and the cat ("Tamanojo") form a winning onscreen pair in this charming and hilarious romp. Directed by former Takashi Miike Assistant Director Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Neko Samurai ~Samurai ♥ Cat~ is perfect for cat lovers and cinephiles alike.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2014.