The official English subbed trailer for the live action film Blade of the Immortal has been released! The live action film is being directed by Takashi Miike. The movie has already been released in Japan, and will be released in North America soon. The official North American release date is not confirmed yet.
An anime adaptation of Blade of the Immortal was released in 2008. The anime series has a total of 13 episodes.
The Blade of the Immortal follows Manji, an amoral swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other then those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.