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Samurai Fiction

Fictional Samurai Stuff

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This is a community focused on stories falling under the Jidai Geki and Chambara genres, regardless of the medium. Movies, anime, manga/comics and video games dealing with the topic are all on topic. Also, please note that while the name itself is obviously a nod the movie Samurai Fiction, this community is not dedicated solely to that film. Movies, anime, manga/comics and video games dealing with the topic are all on topic.

A short definition of Jidai Geki taken from Kung Fu Cinema article, Jidai Geki - Introduction.
"Geki" literally means theater and jidai geki generally refers to all Japanese movies set before 1868, when Japan's modern era began with the Meiji Restoration. Within this broad title lies three sub-genres including the sengoku jidai that depicts Sengoku period films (1490-1600), the ken geki or sword fighting films that are also known as chambara films, and the yakuza geki or gangster films. But since varying degrees of sword fighting is a common element in all of these sub-genres, sticking to jidai geki when referring to period films depicting samurai or swordplay is appropriate."
For those curious about the genre, it's history, and movies within it, please take a look at the following articles.

A Man, a Blade, an Empty Road: Postwar Samurai Film to 1970
By Allen White


Samurai Cinema 101 by Nichola Rucka

Jidai Geki - Introduction by Mark Pollard

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