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Ichi to get US release

Funimation Adds Live-Action Ichi Remake of Zatoichi

The North American distributor Funimation has announced that it acquired Ichi, Fumihiko Sori's live-action re-imagining of the famous blind swordmaster character Zatoichi. In this 2008 retelling of the Japanese classic, Ichi is a female fighter played by Haruka Ayase. Sori previously directed the live-action manga-based Ping Pong film and worked on the first computer-animated Appleseed film. He then wrote and directed the computer-animated Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan film.

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