by Chris MaGee
Back in mid-October we reported on how "Ghost in the Shell" and "The Sky Crawlers" director Mamoru Oshii would be scripting an animated film about the early 17th-century samurai and author of the famed "Book of Five Rings," Musashi Miyamoto. Well, now Production I.G. has launched the official website for "Miyamoto Musashi: Sōken ni Haseru Yume (Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai)". There's not a lot to it, but it's nice to get at least a glimpse of what Oshii and director Mizuho Nishikubo are planning for audiences when the film gets released in the Summer of 2009.
Click here for a taste of animated samurai action. Thanks to Anime News Network for the heads up.