SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE <Ver.2011>
The 10th film of GEKI X CINE, back-to-basics
It was born in 1990 and has been performed every 7 years since then.
In 2004, two versions of the same work were performed consecutively in spring and fall with completely different cast and direction.
In 2011, it was put on stage with new ideas and young cast which not only rejuvenated the story but also gained power of describing the characters who are worried and confused due to their youth in more depth. Together with the speedy and powerful sword fighting scenes, it turned out to be a piece of entertainment with lots of excitement.
|Shun Oguri Mirai Moriyama / Taichi Saotome / Eiko Koike Ryo Katsuji Riisa Naka / Shoko Takada Macoto Awane Masato Kohno / Tetsuya Chiba|
[Film production] E！oshibai
[Production] Village / Gekidan Shinkansen
|Sat. 12 Jan 2013[Sat. 5 Jan 2013 Advance screening at wald9]|
Time is 1590(Tensho 18 in the Japanese era).
After the demise of warlord Nobunaga ODA, Japan was about to be unified by Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI.
However, there was one man in Kanto region that was defiant to it.
That man, who named himself TenmaOh (Mirai MORIYAMA) and leads the KANTO DOKURO-TO, an armed group hiding in the pitch-black DOKURO-JO (skull castle), once worked for NOBUNAGA.
Sutenosuke (Shun OGURI) happens to rescue a woman who has been chased by the KANTO DOKURO-TO, which was headed by the bloodthirsty madman TenmaOh. To hide and shelter the woman, Sutenosuke meets MUKAIYA RANBE (Taichi SAOTOME) at a brothel district.
Manipulated by magical fate, people start to congregate in the Kanto region. When the shared past between Sutenosuke and RANBE, and the relation to TenmaOh come to light, it is also the time when the dark ambition of TenmaOh is about to be revealed.
Without regrets, Sutenosuke heads for the DOKURO-JO, which is surrounded by 20,000 soldiers, to destroy it and stop TenmaOh’s dark ambition with just seven souls.