The Floating Castle
The Floating Castle (のぼうの城 Nobō no Shiro) is a 2012 Japanese historical-drama film directed by Shinji Higuchi and Isshin Inudo, starring Mansai Nomura, and adapts Ryō Wada's novel (2007) of the same name.
Set in feudal Japan, the film is based on the Siege of Oshi and depicts the struggle of Oshi's villagers in defending their fortress against Toyotomi Hideyoshi's campaign against the Hojo clan. Against insurmountable odds, Narita Nagachika, the fortress's castellan, leads a group of 500 men against 20,000 men led by Ishida Mitsunari, part of Toyotomi clan's greater army of 20,000 samurai.
- Mansai Nomura as Nagachika Narita
- Nana Eikura as Kaihime
- Hiroki Narimiya as Sakamaki
- Tomomitsu Yamaguchi as Izumi
- Kōichi Satō as Tanba
- Masachika Ichimura as Hideyoshi Toyotomi
- Takehiro Hira as Masaie Natsuka
- Takayuki Yamada as Yoshitsugu Otani
- Yusuke Kamiji as Mitsunari Ishida
- Masahiko Nishimura as Ujinaga Narita
- Sei Hiraizumi as Yasusue Narita
- Isao Natsuyagi as Monk
- Takeo Nakahara as Hojo Ujimasa
- Honami Suzuki as Tama
- Gin Maeda as Tahee
- Akiyoshi Nakao as Kazou
- Machiko Ono as Chiyo
- Mana Ashida as Chidori
Mark Adams of Screen International gave the film a favorable review, describing the film as "[an] epic period action-comedy packed with wonderfully over-the-top characters, great production values and some spectacular sequences".
- "The Floating Castle Production Credits by Google Translate & KSE LLC". Google Translate.
- Adams, Mark (October 25, 2012). "The Floating Castle - Reviews - Screen". Screen International.
- 第36回日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. 2013.
- "7th AFA Nominees and Winners". Asian Film Awards. Archived from the original on 2013-01-21.
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