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    Best Sengoku-era Books & Movies?

    I've watched Kagemusha, and recently finished the Hagakure, 47 Ronin (not really Sengoku-era, but an essential piece of Japanese literature) and am reading a great book now called 'The Nobility of Failure' by Ivan Morris.

    Other thoughts?

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    Hate to do this man but as this is not game related, moved to history.

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    Understand. I thought that the Sengoku-era focus would help folks, myself included, understand the spirit of the game better.

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    You should take a look at this thread.

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    Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa, quite good. The main character in this novel is Hideyoshi, Oda Nobunaga underling.

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    Shogun, in terms of series, I would say. My own view is that it is "OK"... But if you are interested in the period, it is definetely worth seeing.

    You may also be interested in checking this.
    Last edited by Tamerlan; 06-10-2011 at 21:51.

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    Shogun is great and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran_%28film%29 Ran is a brilliant movie a japanese King Lear.

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    There's a Japanese "comic book version" - "Sengoku" - I found interesting.
    http://www.mangareader.net/1375/sengoku.html

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    The manga Lone Wolf & Cub is Edo period, but it's the best fictional work about samurai Japan that I've seen on any genre.
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