NPR on Sliced Up Actors

An excellent article recommended to me by someone who works at NPR on the stylized fighting from Japanese TV and movies. I grew up on Samurai TV shows in Hawaii while others were watching westerns. As I read the article I easily pictured the death falls they describe and I know I have seen Mr. Fukumoto slash people and get slashed hundreds of times. The funny thing is there was a stylized death fall in westerns too, at least until blood squibs changed the game in the sixties, but I can never imagine Hollywood developing a gunshot version of Mr. Fukumoto.

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