Movie: Sakuradamongai No Hen
Romaji: Sakuradamongai No Hen
Director: Junya Sato
Writer: Akira Yoshimura (novel), Itaru Era, Junya Sato
Producer: Takashi Kawasaki, Yasuhiko Mikami, Yoshihisa Suzuki
Cinematographer: Koichi Kawakami
Release Date: October 16, 2010
Runtime: 137 min.
Production Company: Toei
At dawn, on February 18, 1860, samurai of Mito domain Seki Tetsunosuke (Takao Osawa leaves his wife Fusa (Kyoko Hasegawa) and son – Seiichiro Seki (Seishiro Kato) behind to fulfill a deadly mission. In January, Seki Tetsunosuke concluded a pact to execute community leaders of the Mito domain and the highest government official of the shogunate Ii Naosuke (Masato Ibu).
The attack on Ii Naosuke is set for March 3rd. Including Seki Tetsunosuke, there are 17 samurai from Mito Domain who embark on their mission and a samurai from Satsuma domain, Jizaemon Arimura (Minosuke Bando). Their leader Magojiro Kaneko (Akira Emoto) forms their plan and instructs Seki Tetsunosuke to lead the others to carry out the plan.
On the day of the attack, Tetsunosuke and his party gather at Shinagawa Atagoyama and head for the Sakuradamon gate of Edo Castle for their attack. The battle begins …
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