Netflix announces the release of a new drama/documentary project called Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan. In short, a Game of Thrones faithful to the events and power struggles of feudal Japan, a tribute to Japanese art and noir novels.
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan tells the story of Data Masamune, a samurai known as the One-Eyed Dragon who fought alongside three of Japan’s founding fathers – warriors who led armed unarmed samurai to unify the nation better for 400 years. With a tumultuous past honoring the name he wore, Data is said to have taken his own eye when he fell ill, he killed his younger brother to secure his line of succession and took his father’s place while was only 17 years old, soon conquering neighboring clans and uniting under his leadership much of northern Japan. As you know, it seems that he was also the inspiration for Darth Vader’s helmet model.
The new title is already in production, filming taking place in Japan, Canada and the United States of America. Even if it does not have a launch date attached, the Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan is expected to reach the small screen at the end of the year.