The New York Asian Film Festival is going on right now, and Saturday they’re going to be showing a movie based on the 80s Shounen Jump property Sakigake!! Otokojuku, about a school full of delinquents and the Samurai-esque main character who unites them with his manliness and his wooden sword. Advertised here as “Be a Man! Samurai School,” the movie will be shown at 8pm at the IFC Theater in Manhattan, on 6th Ave and West 3rd. I will be attending, as well as quite a few other anime bloggers in the New York area, such as the Reverse Thieves, Subatomic Brainfreeze, and Anime Almanac. Good times will be had, and a generation of moviegoers (limited to those who are inside the theater) will have a taste of true manliness.
The original Otokojuku opening:
And a choice scene from the anime: