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Animezing - Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress

  • JICC, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress | April 29, 2016 | Friday at 6:30PM
Action/Fantasy | 2014 | 110 min | Unrated |In Japanese with English Subtitles


Directed by Masayuki Miyaji, Assistant Director on Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away

Official Nomination for Best Animated Film at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival


Hamaji, a young huntress from the mountains, stumbles into the middle of a shogun's vendetta against a group of human and dog hybrids, the Fusé. Rumors of Fusé murdering innocent people in the bustling city of Edo have sparked a bounty for their heads. Along with her brother, Hamaji joins the hunt for this dangerous quarry. However, after accidentally befriending one of them, Hamaji is torn between her life as a self-reliant huntress and the complex underworld of the Fusé.

An adaptation of the Edo-period fantasy novel The Tale of Eight Dogs (Nanso Satomi Hakkenden) by Kyokutei Bakin.

This film contains scenes of violence and some thematic material.  Recommended for ages 14+