Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Japan is not only advanced in terms of technology. Film Japan is also one of the most developed in Asia. Japanese Movies including the interesting ones besides films made in China and South Korea.
Japanese filmmakers present many genres ranging from live action, drama, anime, thriller, horror, psychopath, sci-fi, to action.
Japanese action films are quite popular, featuring cool battle scenes like action scenes in manga, especially samurai-themed films.
Another attraction is that Japanese action films also present and introduce ancient Japanese culture. In addition, the famous quirky Japanese fashion is also lifted from modern action films.
Here are some recommendations for interesting Japanese action films to watch.
1. Rurouni Kenshin 1-5 (2012-2021)
Rurouni Kenshin is one of the best recommended Japanese action movies (Photo: Netflix Archives)
Rurouni Kenshin is a live-action adaptation of the manga of the same name by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
The Rurouni Kenshin manga itself is very popular in Indonesia, especially the anime film has received good appreciation from Indonesian audiences. No wonder many people are looking forward to the live action of this manga.
Rurouni Kenshin films are divided into 5 series. The live action series first aired in 2012 titled Rurouni Kenshin Origins. The five Rurouni Kenshin film series were directed by Keishi Ohtomo.
The storylines of each Rurouni Kenshin film follow the manga’s storyline with minimal improvisation.
Broadly speaking, the film Rurouni Kenshin tells the story of a wandering samurai named Kenshin Himura. After learning swordsmanship from his teacher, Kenshin went through many battles to earn the title of Hitokiri Battousai.
After the Bakumatsu war ended, Kenshin decided to use his sword for good and help people, but Kenshin’s desire to live in peace after the Bakumatsu war was not easy.
Those who had been hurt by Kenshin while being Battousai demanded revenge.
2. A Family (2021)
A Family is a Japanese action film set in the life of the Yakuza. The film is directed by Michihito Fujii who also serves as the story’s writer.
A family tells the story of Kenji Yamamoto (Gou Ayano), a drug addict. He joined the Yakuza after his father died from overuse of stimulant drugs.
In the Yakuza gang, Kenji stands out and is liked by the Yakuza gang leader Hiroshi Shibasaki (Hiroshi Tachi). Without realizing it, Kenji feels the Yakuza gang is his second family, moreover Kenji thinks Hiroshi is like a father.
Inner turmoil occurs when Kenji meets a girl named Ono Machiko (Kudo Yuka) who has a normal life and doesn’t know Kenji’s profession.
Meanwhile, tendentiousness also occurs within the Yakuza gang. Kenji is now faced with a difficult choice between his future and the Yakuza gang family.
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