Age of Samurai

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    Age of Samurai: Battle For Japan is a six-part Netflix docuseries that deploys reenactments and historian interviews to tell the story of the country's bloody 16th century, a time of familial power struggles and epic battles between provincial warlords.


    So far I've watched just the first episode. I can't comment on its historical accuracy, but the historians are legit and the narrative is believable.

    I've seen nothing at all wacky so far. The docu-actors are all Japanese (or at least Asian). Most of the historians are Western, which is something I'm accustomed to. The action scenes are well executed, though the lighting is usually somewhat dark. (This style seems to be favored by quite a few directors.) Some reviewers have described it as violent. This is true, but it is not exceptionally gory.

    Nobunaga is shown to have been a very impressive leader and innovator. [Minor note: the actor is not ripped, but has a "medium" physique. I suspect that this closer to reality than the way he would be depicted in a non-documentary.]

    Overall rating 8/10.Age
     
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    I'm up to episode 4. Nobunaga is not featured throughout the whole series. It's about a particular period in history rather than one individual.

    Still around 8 out of 10.
     
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