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The true story behind the legend of the 47 Rōnin - Adam Clulow

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Asano Naganori, lord of Akō domain, fixed his gaze on Kira Yoshinaka, a senior master of ceremony. Asano extended his short sword, charged through the castle, and struck Kira. While the wound wasn’t fatal, its consequences would be. What brought about this violent quarrel? And what would come of Asano and his samurai? Adam Clulow shares the legend of the 47 Rōnin and their quest for revenge.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Adam Clulow
  • Director Arvind Singh Jeena, Anantha Krishnan, Totem Creative
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Anantha Krishnan
  • Animator Nishant Ghorpade
  • Art Director Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Character Designer Gaurav Dhaimodkar
  • Background Artist Anantha Krishnan, Nishant Ghorpade, Nikhita Prabhudesai
  • Composer Salil Bhayani
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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