VN’s birthday look at AKAI KAGEBOSHI – Pt. 3

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With all the sneaking around and sword thievery in Akai Kageboshi, there’s a need for some – literally – flashy escapes. Here’s where the 60’s style of cinematic ninjutsu takes over from what in the 50’s would have been magical illusions or disappearances via sorcery.

The smoking 'gasa' straw hat trick! Works great day or night...
The old 'flaming paper scroll while jumping over the wall' bit!
The phosphorous flash/smoke bomb - gets you out of a lady's bedroom scott free.
These are some serious caltrops, especially when the apex of foot wear is cotton socks and straw sandals.

Tomorrow, we wrap up AK week with a look at Hanzo and his men in grey…