New “Blade of the Immortal” trailer previews action scenes and MIYAVI’s theme song

A new trailer and visual is out for the live-action film of Samura Hiroaki’s “neo period drama” Mugen no Junin (Blade of the Immortal). Kimura Takuya stars as Manji, a ronin warrior cursed with an immortal body. Film opens April 29.

The previous trailer previews the climactic scene with Manji and Rin (Sugisaki Hana) surrounded by 300 enemies. He asks her, “Rin, who should I cut down?” Rin replies, “Anyone who tries to cut me down.”

The latest trailer introduces the cast, previews action scenes and the film’s theme song “Live to Die Another Day ~Sonzai Shōmei~” (Live to Die Another Day ~Proof of Existence~) by guitarist Miyavi. Director Takashi Miike wanted the song to portray Manji’s struggle, and the theme of “Are you truly alive?”

Miyavi previously composed the songs “Top of the World” and “Otherside” for SMAP, and he played the guitar with SMAP during their NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen performance of “Top of the World” in 2014.

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(via ANN)