“A somewhat atypically packaged jidai-geki, that provides everything one should expect of a contemporary mainstream jidai-geki.”
“A wonderful but slightly disturbing confrontation with violent enjoyment.”
Despite the obvious romanticism, a sincere and believable account of a first love.
“Kawaki concerns that aspect that drives us (…) as well as how (…) something real, trauma, affects the speaking being. It (…) shows vividly the most irrational aspect present in this world and in speaking beings.”