[article excerpt][Ninja Assassin] Examining the work of anime director Yoshiaki Kawajiri.

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I’m a diehard anime fan, a Kawajiri fan, and a Rain Cloud. So this terrific article hit me in all the right places. 🙂

Den of Geek 05/26/2015 — by Padriag Cotter

Examining the work of anime director Yoshiaki Kawajiri



His work has had a notable influence on others. The Wachowskis adopted a number of his techniques for The Matrix (action editing, use of colour). His mark is also strong on the Wachowski-produced Ninja Assassin. The story has ninjas acting as borderline supernatural creatures, who leap out of shadow, dodge bullets, spray geysers of blood when killed and, like Ninja Scroll, have bottomless wells of throwing stars to toss around. Todd MacFarlane has stated Wicked City was a huge influence in the design of Spawn. Guillermo del Toro was inspired by him on Blade 2, and Ron Perlman’s bisecting demise was a direct tip of the hat to a similar scene in Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust….

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~ by Cloud USA on May 26, 2015.

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