The Ronins

Indifare Award Winner

Director’s Name

Toshi Asaka

Writer’s Name

Toshi Asaka

Producer’s Name

Toshi Asaka

Crew Member’s Name

Masato Nakamura, Daichi Hirahara, Yojiro Yamanaka, Takumi Sanada

About Director

Born in Japan in 1978. Move to the US to study cinematography. After the graduation of the California Lutheran University, he immediately starts working in the Hollywood entertainment industry as a camera operator, a motion graphic designer, and an editor. He also studies Aikido at the direct school of Steven Segal and learns his style of martial arts and gets the black belt. He moves back to Japan and learns Japanese traditional swordsmanship. With the combination of his skills of creating motion pictures and the Japanese traditional martial arts, he creates action films of Samurai based on his skills.

Film Overview

Around the end of Samurai period, many Samurais become Ronin. Ronin is a samurai who resigned from his lord and travels around Japan. Most of them pursue their sword skills and look for the ultimate techniques of their sword fighting. Sometimes they are hired as Yojimbo, mercenaries, or private guards. Some of them work for the money, but others have strong faiths in what they believe is right, and they fight for their faith.

Two Ronins meet each other and start fighting immediately to find out which one is stronger than the other, but one lady runs into their fighting with many Yakuza chasing her. The Ronins stop fighting and help her. Then, she invites them to her town where Yakuza makes chaos. The two Ronin become the mercenaries of this town to clean up the mess of this town. However, the outrage of Yakuza was the already a part of the conspiracy…

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