YAKUZA PRINCESS: “Every Sword has a Story” -Watch the Extreme Mayhem in the Official Trailer!

By: John M Jerva

Now this is what I’m talking about and this one totally flew under the radar as we have a trailer for the upcoming martial arts epic Yakuza Princess from filmmaker Vicente Amorim and it looks simply bad ass. Starring pop star Masumi along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, this looks like genre fans will eat up all the bloody mayhem at hand.

Adapted from the acclaimed graphic novel “Samurai Shiro” by Danilo Beyruth and set in the expansive Japanese community of Sao Paulo, Brazil — the largest Japanese diaspora in the world — Yakuza Princess follows orphan Akemi (played by pop star MASUMI), who, upon turning 21, discovers she is the heiress to half of Japan’s expansive Yakuza crime syndicate. After forging an uneasy alliance with an amnesiac stranger (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who believes an ancient sword binds their two fates, Akemi unleashes war against the other half of the syndicate who wants her dead. Yakuza Princess is directed by Austrian-Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim, director of the films The Middle of the World, Good, Dirty Hearts, Sister Dulce, Motorrad, and The Division previously. The screenplay is by Vicente Amorim, Fernando Toste, Kimi Lee, and Tubaldini Shelling. Produced by Andre Skaf and Tubaldini Shelling and Filmland Intl. The film is premiering at the Fantasia Film Festival this summer. Magnolia will then release Amorim’s Yakuza Princess in select US theaters + on VOD starting September 3rd, 2021.

The slice and dice action extravaganza also stars Tsuyoshi Ihara, Toshiji Takeshima, Eijiro Ozaki, and Charles Paraventi.

Resident contributor Anthony Francis has already screened the film which debuts at Fantasia Fest and the word is good on this one so lock and load for his full review this September!

Peek at the trailer below!

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