Japanese cinema fans can jump for joy this week with the airing of a new trailer making the rounds in the past month for the upcoming samurai thriller, Shundou. Internationally titled as Bushidou, the film was writer/director Mikami Yasuo‘s directorial debut and stars Yuki Meguro, Takeo Nakahara, Tamao Satou, Go Wakabayashi, Asahi Kurizuka, and lead actor Takehiro Hira.
1732, in the era of Yoshimune Tokugawa. West Japan suffers from a severe famine. Three years after wards, it appeared as though calm had been restored to the domain, but there is word that Jyuzo Matsumiya, the sword fighting instructor sent by the shogunate, is taking some suspicious actions.