Starring: Kazuya Nakai, Robert McCollum, Souichiro Hoshi, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tomokazu Seki, Troy Baker, Toru Ohkawa, Liam O’Brien
Running Time: 95 minutes
Jumping into a film based on an anime without having followed the series is a daunting task on the best of days. Luckily, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings: The Last Party gives a quick, if convoluted, catch-up session. This catch-up may actually go some way to overcomplicating the story itself, which sees different clans of samurai battling for control. The film itself is really just an excuse to plunge familiar characters into an all-out battle. Those with knowledge of the emotional connections between characters will no doubt have a much more engaging time, whereas the constant fight sequences mean it’s just an adrenaline shot for the rest of us.
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