Zatoichi/Hakuōki Actor Fights Animated Enemies

posted on 2011-02-18 22:33 EST by Gia Manry
Daily Video: Taichi Saotome performs onstage swordfight vs. choreographed shadows

The Japanese technology/art studio Team LabNet posted the above video to its YouTube account last month. In the video, Japanese stage and film actor Taichi Saotome (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Hakuōki Shinsengumi Enburoku stage play) performs a choreographed swordfight. He is the only actor on stage, but animated cherry blossoms are projected onto a screen behind him; the choreography is such that it appears that he fights the blossoms themselves, as well as a humanoid shadow opponent which mirrors his own moves.

[Via Geekologie]

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