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In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.

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Credited cast:
Mana Ashida ...
Chidori
Honami Suzuki
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Saemondayuu Itoh
Machiko Ono ...
Chiyo
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Yukie Sakamaki
Mansai Nomura ...
Nagachika narita
Nana Eikura ...
Kôichi Satô
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Masaie natsuka
Masachika Ichimura ...
Masahiko Nishimura
Sei Hiraizumi
Yûsuke Kamiji ...
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In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.

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Kaihime became an iconic figure in Edo Japan. Tales were told of her fighting in the siege which may have been fictional. At the movie it is said nothing is known about her old age but one legend/theory says she was at the siege of Osaka and escaped to a nunnery in Kamakura. See more »

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Heartfelt comedy of war.......
13 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

On first inspection The Floating Castle appears to be an odd mix of comedy and warfare.

Indeed, there are some excellent, very Japanese, comic moments but if you dig deeper, this film is really about the pointless tragedy of war and the enduring joy of life.

The main character is a off beat, seemingly un-samurai, samurai who hides a sharp strategic mind behind a goofy, childlike exterior. More than that, however, he's a humanist, who understands the value of the simple joys of life and places them above martial ambition.

This is a wonderful film that's funny, sad, joyful and poignant in equal measure. Its easy to overlook these aspects of the film as a good portion of it, is taken up with remarkable battle scenes that could be seen to "shout down" its anti war message.

Surprising in so many ways, its a shame The Floating Castle, has had so few reviews as there is so much to like. Nine out of ten from me.


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