The story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated in the history of the samurai. This was perhaps all the more so because it occurred at a time when the samurai class was struggling to maintain a sense of itself - warriors with no war, a social class without a function.
Lord Asano, the beloved ruler of Ako province, kills himself after his rival, Lord Kira, frames him for attempted murder.
- Keanu Reeves is playing the “half-breed”, Kai, the man who leads the charge against the malicious Lord Kira.
- Akebono is rumored to play Basho - A huge, baby-faced samurai, he is friends with Yasuno and quite superstitious, particularly afraid of the forest where Hiro was raised. While banished, Basho finds works as a sumo wrestler, and as part of the 47 ronin, he comes to gruffly accept Hiro…
- Release date was first set for November 21, 2012 in the U.S. and December, 2012 in Japan, but release date was postponed to February 13, 2012 in the United States. Japan release date is still to be determined.
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