The staff for the live-action film of Hiroaki Samura‘s Blade of the Immortal “neo period drama” manga unveiled new stills of actress Erika Toda and Sōta Fukushi in costume as their characters Makie Otono-Tachibana and Kagehisa Anotsu on Wednesday. The first and second images below show Toda, while the third image shows Fukushi.
The staff previously revealed stills of Hana Sugisaki in costume as Rin Asano and Ichikawa Ebizō XI in costume as Eiku Shizuma. Warner Bros. Japan also began streaming a short web version of the teaser trailer for the film in November.
Short Web Version:
The full version of the teaser, available on the film’s official website, features a preview of this climactic scene with Manji and Rin surrounded by 300 enemies. He asks her, “Rin, who should I cut down?” Rin replies, “Anyone who tries to cut me down.”
The manga follows Manji’s journey of revenge as the yōjinbō (bodyguard) of Rin, a young woman who swears vengeance against a group of sword fighters who murdered her parents.