‘Game of Thrones’ In Japanese
So, you didn’t like the season finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”? Well, you may e able to relive the passion, the angst, the excitement, and the frustration through a whole new original series that is coming to Netflix.
After eight seasons, “Game of Thrones” finally came to an end in 2019, but with an end comes a new beginning. It has been announced that a Japanese “Game of Thrones” will be coming to Netflix and the storyline will take place during the feudal period of Japan.
Titled “Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan,” the series takes inspiration from the history of Japan’s feudal society, which was filled with war, betrayal, love and more. The focus of the story will be on Date Masamune, one of Japan’s most legendary historical figures, otherwise known as the “One-Eyed Dragon.”
Masamune was one of four other warlords who set their ambitions on uniting the entire country of Japan. The warlord became famous and got his nickname after he infamously ripped his own eye out after it became infected with smallpox.
Feudal Japan is a time many learn about in textbooks, but the culture, time and history run deep and strong in Japan. Taking place from 1185 to 1868, it is one of most well known and most romanticized eras of Japan’s long history, and it was the period that saw the rise of the samurai and the shoguns.
“Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan” will be co-produced by Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Canada and will be presented in a docu-drama format.