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  • Movie: Tajomaru
  • Romaji: Tajomaru
  • Japanese: タジョウマル
  • Director: Hiroyuki Nakano
  • Writer: Ryunosuke Akutagawa (short story "Yabu no Naka")
  • Producer: Mataichiro Yamamoto, Hidemi Satani
  • Cinematographer: Takumi Furuya
  • Release Date: September 12, 2009
  • Runtime: 131 min.
  • Genre: Period
  • Distributor: Warner Bros.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set sometime in the late Muromachi period, Naomitsu Hatakeyama (Shun Oguri) is the second son of the distinguished Hatakeyama family. His lifelong friend and and love interest is Ako-hime (Yuki Shibamoto). When Ako-hime's father dies, Yoshimasa Ashikaga (Kenichi Hagiwara) elicits a decree that will forever change their fates.

Soon afterwards, Naomitsu is betrayed by his very own brother Nobutsuna Hatakeyama (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi), who plans to forcibly take Aho-hime for himself. Naomitsu loves Ako-hime so much that he is ready to give up his life and flee into the mountains with Ako-hime. While travelling through the mountains, Naoitsu soon faces another betrayal, this time from retainer Sakuramaru (Kei Tanaka), a man Naomitsu once saved from death and took care of like a brother.

Naomitsu Hatakeyama then comes back as Tajomaru ....

Cast

Tajomaru-Shun Oguri.jpg Tajomaru-Yuki Shibamoto.jpg Tajomaru-Kei Tanaka.jpg Tajomaru-Kyosuke Yabe.jpg
Shun Oguri Yuki Shibamoto Kei Tanaka Kyosuke Yabe
Naomitsu Hatakeyama / Tajomaru Princess Ako Sakuramaru Michikane
Tajomaru-Hiroyuki Ikeuchi.jpg Tajomaru-Hirotaro Honda.jpg Tajomaru-Hiroki Matsukata.jpg Tajomaru-Kenichi Hagiwara.jpg
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi Hirotaro Honda Hiroki Matsukata Kenichi Hagiwara
Nobutsuna Hatakeyama Hidetaka Kuriyama Kagetoki Yoshimasa Ashikaga

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Quan It's a fairy tale -- sort of, where the protagonists and antagonists keep switching. Beautiful scenic shots. Lovely lovely costumes. There's tragedy all throughout but I like the ending, because it makes sense and it sets Naomitsu free from a horrible life under the shogun. I'm currently infatuated with Shun Oguri so any film that has him I'd definitely "like".  :-)

Gary glanesb Amazing!!!Still love the Crows Zero movies better though.

OnnaOtaku This was an AMAZING movie! Has to be the best Oguri movie so far.

Takeru-kun hmm... looks intresting but is it good?

TraceD man this looks good. if it comes out in sept means i have towait til next year to see it. crap!

Merribeth OMGoodness!! Oguri!! <3 (^_^) I can't wait! :D I want to watch this so bad! ^^

grace I can't wait for Shun's new project for this year 2009.

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