I don't know why but I love watching shows with swords-women. I'm currently waiting for Hana no Ato (Kitagawa Keiko) and Ichi (Ayase Haruka). And I have yet to watch Raiou (Aoi Yuu). And I love Blood+ (Jun Ji Hyeon). There's something about Japanese women wielding swords that fascinates me. It must be the perfect balance of beauty and strength exhibited by such strong women typically seen as gentle and fragile by society. And, probably, I want to be like that too--to be strong and capable of defending myself. I'm tired of being weak and helpless.
On another note, I can't wait for the live action version of Rurouni Kenshin! I just got a copy of the anime (even though I've sworn to myself not to because I can't stand Kaoru), and I feel like I'm back in grade school, gushing over Kenshin, wishing I was his wifey (Tomoe is my fave RK character. She wounded Battousai! How kickass is that?!). Kenshin is played by Sato Takeru. He looks pretty cool as Kenshin. I have yet to watch anything he is in. Might get a copy of one of his films (like BECK. Also because Mizushima Hiro is there).
Since Nobuhiro Watsuki sensei will be part of production, I am assured somewhat that Hollywood won't mess it up. I really hope hollywood won't mess it up. If they do, it would be cool if sensei would do this as well:The company (Studio Ghibli) is known for its strict "no-edits" policy in licensing their films abroad. This was a result of the dubbing of Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind when the film was released in the United States as Warriors of the Wind. The film was heavily edited and Americanized, with significant portions cut and the plot rewritten. The "no cuts" policy was highlighted when Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsteinsuggested editing Princess Mononoke to make it more marketable. In response, a Studio Ghibli producer sent an authentic katana with a simple message: "No cuts"
Now that would be soooo battousai. <3