Posted by Chris Scoggin for Ronin Katana on Jul 25th 2018
Have you always dreamed of being a ninja? Did people crush your dreams by telling you Hollywood made them up? Not true! In fact ninja were, and are very real. The CIA even has a skill and history page dedicated in ninja. Even more shockingly, there is a city in Japan hiring real ninja for real money. $25,000-$30,000 USD per year in fact. IGA, Mie Prefecture, Japan has put the call out; they need ninja. A lot of ninja.
Before you pack your Ebay ninja suit and grab your ninja sword, throwing stars, and caltrops, there is a kicker. Yes the job is real, but, they don't need katana wielding ninja for assassinations, they need them for entertainment. Still, if you can live with getting paid to be a Disney World style ninja, the job is real, and it pays spendable money. You'll be a real Japanese ninja. That in itself is one hell of a pickup line.
HBO was recently acquired by AT&T in a blockbuster $85 billion deal. John Stankey is now heading up WarnerMedia and has promised to ramp up HBO's shows. This is where the opportunity to do something no one else is doing not only presents itself, but makes perfect sense; make a samurai epic. Everyone and their [...]
Like katana? Like Samurai? Like a body count right out of an 80's Stallone or Schwarzenegger film? Then you are in luck! Blade of the Immortal with English subs is streaming on Hulu. Without giving away spoilers, be prepared for a movie short on plot and long on severed limbs. It's a straight up bloodbath. [...]
If you have HBO chances are you have probably already watched season two of West World, so this is no surprise to you. If you haven't, season two has some great scenes in Samurai World with one of my favorite actors Hiroyuki Sanada. If you've seen The Last Samurai, The Wolverine, or 47 Ronin, then [...]
August is going to be hotter than usual this year! DC is finally going to give fans what they have been clamoring for; Suicide Squad. Among the staples everyone knows like the Joker, Deadshot, and Harley Quinn is a lesser know character named Katana. Yep, just like the sword, which is what katana means in [...]
Book Review - Musashi, by Yoshikawa EijiThe last blog post that I wrote for Ronin Katana was a book review of The Book of Five Rings, the penultimate work of master swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. I had read The Book of Five Rings more than once, and continue to re-read it each year as part of my "rotation" (like many voracious [...]
Recently I commented on a thread posted on the SBG forum. The topic was "Are most ebayer sellers operating under a parent company." The question later came up, as it usually does, about whether these ebay sword dealers own factories as they claim. The best way to answer that question is to get an address [...]
As a kid I was fascinated with all things Ninja. I dreamed about having the skills and weapons they carried. Sadly, my reality was shoddy ninja suits from flea markets, and cheap stainless steel ninja swords that had no resemblance to what historical Japanese Ninja actually used. Flash forward to the present day, and rainy [...]
This February Marvel Comic's Deadpool will hit theaters. This marks one of the few times a comic book inspired movie will have an R rating. Others have been the Blade movies, and the Watchmen. Like Blade, and the Watchmen, Deadpool also focuses on an anti-hero instead of a super hero. It's interesting to see FOX [...]
The Apocalypse has come and gone, and all that's left now are poppy fields and kung fu fighters! So far, that's the premise of AMC's In the Badlands, which airs on Sunday nights. "The wars were so long ago nobody even remembers. Darkness and fear ruled until the time of the barons, seven men and [...]
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