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."
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.