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Mechademia 7Lines of Sight$
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Frenchy Lunning

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680498

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.001.0001

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Moving the Horizon: Violence and Cinematic Revolution in Ōshima Nagisa’s Ninja bugeichō

Moving the Horizon: Violence and Cinematic Revolution in Ōshima Nagisa’s Ninja bugeichō

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(p.264) Moving the Horizon: Violence and Cinematic Revolution in Ōshima Nagisa’s Ninja bugeichō
Source:
Mechademia 7
Author(s):

Miryam Sas

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0014

This chapter analyzes Ōshima Nagisa’s film Ninja bugeichō (Band of Ninja, 1967). The film is a “direct” adaptation of Shirato Sanpei’s hit gekiga (long-form dramatic manga) that appeared in seventeen volumes from 1959 to 1962. The film is both a “popular” work, on the one hand and an “avant-garde” or experimental work, on the other, showing the permeable boundaries (or lack of separation) between these two realms in Japan in the 1960s. It is a work “about” violence and revolution, but it is also a work that knows that perceptions of violence in this historical moment are conditioned by the forms and consumption practices of image-based media, including manga, cinema, and television.

Keywords:   violence, films, manga, gekiga, Shirato Sanpei, image-based media

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