For this month’s review I thought that I would take a cue from Russ and tell you all about some favorite Japanese cinema of mine. Stuff that you can actually share with younger siblings, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews because that’s who this series was geared towards when it was made. While films like Samurai’s Revenge; Throne of Blood; Samurai I, II, and III; Rashomon; and The Seven Samurai are good primers and introduction to the world of Japanese Samurai cinema, they can be a little heavy in tone and to violent for younger children. Also some other titles of the genre can be too Americanized and not really communicate historical Japanese culture. Zatoichi of course was designed as a kids series so it has all of that.