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From Seven Samurai to Shogun: Did These Movies and Series Make You Fall in Love with Medieval Japan? Wait until you see this video game!

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A new opus in the bright colors of Japan

A video game saga following ancient Greece, the Viking Age, and the Golden Age of Islam Assassin’s Creed We invite you to travel to medieval Japan, more precisely in 1579.

As daimyo Oda Nobunaga leads Japan toward imminent unification, the major Japanese clans form coalitions and prepare for war. After his province is invaded, a young shinobi named Naoe embarks on an arduous journey to fulfill his promise, while Yasuke, a legendary samurai, prepares to face the demons of his past. Together, the extraordinary fate of these two characters will forever change the history of their country.

Travel to the climax of the Sengoku era thanks to the adventures of these two characters, closely intertwined and immersed in a sublime and historical setting, where the greatest strength of the Assassin’s Creed license is complemented by brand new features: iconic phases. Infiltration and technical and nerf combat are complemented by never-before-seen customization possibilities, allowing the player to create his own clan, from its typical architecture to the daily life of its inhabitants.

The duality of her casting, split between the vivacious and witty Naoe and the powerful Yasuke, allows. Assassin’s Creed Shadows to achieve an unprecedented richness of gameplay and allow players to change their playing style as much as they want.

Does this first information calm the person down? Before you discover Assassin’s Creed Shadows on November 15th on Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation®5, PC and Mac OS, here are 5 movies and series perfect for immersing yourself in the exciting medieval Japan!

Seven Samurai

1586. When the peace of a small Japanese village is disturbed by violent and repeated attacks by a band of robbers, seven outcast samurai agree to join forces to protect the helpless peasants.

Seven Samurai, which reappeared this year in the Cannes Classics screenings at the Cannes Film Festival, is an absolute and timeless monument of Japanese cinema signed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. Listed in Empire magazine’s and Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 movies of all time, this Oscar- and Venice-nominated masterpiece has inspired everything from Star Wars to Mercenary.


Set in the year 2024, Shōgun is an adaptation of James Clavel’s novel of the same name. Available in its entirety on Disney+, this miniseries is set in Japan in the year 1600.

After the death of the shogun, the country, divided into many factions, is on the verge of an unprecedented civil war. The arrival of a mysterious English commander, captured after the failure of his naval expedition, will lead to an inevitable conflict and give him an unexpected turn.

both political and epic, Shogun AlloCiné is rated 4.3/5 by the community and showcases all the complexity of the Sengoku era that playersAssassin’s Creed Shadows will have enough time to detect the controller in hand.


Changing the register with a raised animation series. Adapted from Masaki Segawa’s manga and produced by Gonzo Studios (Hellsing), Basilisk tells the story of the bitter struggle between two rival clans, the Iga and Koga, who compete to choose the heir to a dying emperor. Secret arcana, deadly ambushes and Dantesque duels, everything about Basilisk is dramatic, especially since its plot is embellished with an impossible and heartbreaking love story. A gem to fully discover on Crunchyroll.

Saber of Evil

Jidaigeki monument, a cinematic genre that reveals aesthetics and gameplayAssassin’s Creed ShadowsSaber of Evil tells the story of the fight for the honor of Ryonosuke, a very unscrupulous samurai pursued by the brother of one of his victims, cowardly killed in a duel.

A true reflection of samurai values, whose deuteragonistAssassin’s Creed Shadows Yasuke, Kihachi Okamoto’s masterpiece, is a must-see now to prepare for a trip to medieval Japan and immerse yourself in the warrior mentality of this fascinating era.

Blue Eyed Samurai

An animated gem available on Netflix, the Blue Eyed Samurai series focuses on the revenge quest of the mysterious and powerful Mizu, a talented swordswoman whose mixed race and signature blue eyes never fail to attract attention.

Enticing with its incredible art direction and unparalleled rhythm, Blue Eye Samurai opens an exciting and intriguing window into Japanese history, perfect for preparing for your adventure!

So, are you ready to take part in an unprecedented geographical and temporal journey? See you on November 15th on Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation®5, PC and Mac OS® to discover medieval Japan in Assassin’s Creed Shadows.

Source: Allocine

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