2009年08月09日

Story in English


Once upon a time in the future...
The world hundred years after the great flood.
Here, the place like Japan in the age of civil wars(Sengoku era).
The age when Samurai existed.
The age when people were mired in civil war-chaos.
The dark age when bandits, stabbers, desperados were prowling here and there.
A girl and her gardian, the werewolf, refuged in the forest, where MITSUME, the spectre lived.
They were pursued by the enemy for a long time.
Because the girl named KINOKO had the special power that gave immortality.
If you kissed her, you can get the power.
But it was only once that her power could work, so only one person could get her power, immortality.
Because once she kissed, she would die.

She had a gardian.
His name is YOSAKU, the foster parent of KINOKO.
They were still running away from enemy in the forest today.


MITSUME: Well, my name is MITSUME. I have three eyes. Look at me...
MITSUME: This story is a love story. I will die in the middle of this story.
Not only myself, everyone will die. But we had a good time.
MITSUME: Well, well, there were a girl born from wood crotch, and a werewolf.
He looked after her.
MITSUME: We met and left...
MITSUME: This story...is something like that. Such as an one-night love story...

< Angel KINOKO >
Once upon a time, a girl was born from a wood crotch.
Her name was KINOKO.
YOSAKU brought her up with love.
When she became 14 years old, 3 people appeared in front of her trying to take her away.

KIRIHITO < A man aspiring to become the fiercest warrior >
IZUNA < A killer >
JACKY < A ninjutsu master >

They were all aiming for KINOKO's power.
YOSAKU protected her for his life. And he ran away taking her by the hand.
They refuged in the forest and got separated. And he met with MITSUME, the specter.
Getting tripped by MITSUME's peculiar magic, YOSAKU,KIRIHITO,IZUNA and JACKY scrambled for KINOKO.
And finally KIRIHITO took her away.

< Each thought >
YOSAKU groaned bitterly.
Meantime, JACKY fell in love with IZUNA by MITSUME's magic and they started to chase KIRIHITO together.
JACKY attacked KIRIHITO, but got defeated.
KIRIHITO tried to kill him, but KINOKO stopped it.
This was the first time he didn't kill the enemy.

At the same time in the other place, YOSAKU met MITSUME.
MITSUME followed him around, So, YOSAKU teached him how to fight.
Then, MITSUME beated down JACKY.
YOSAKU and MITSUME got to be friends.

KIRIHITO was getting attracted to KINOKO.
He liked her smile.
He came to protect her and she accepted him.

But when IZUNA came, KIRIHITO received deep wound.
KIRIHITO battled against IZUNA for protecting KINOKO...

< Amrit >
KIRIHITO and KINOKO ran away.
IZUNA and JACKY, YOSAKU and MITSUME chased them..

IZUNA and JACKY caught up with KIRIHITO and KINOKO.
Wounded KIRIHITO...
Right in the middle of battle,IZUNA kissed KIRIHITO.
For some reason, KINOKO felt jealousy.

YOSAKU and MITSUME also caught up with them.
YOSAKU tried to persuade KINOKO to return home with him.
But she refused it and ran away with KIRIHITO.
Wounded KIRIHITO told KINOKO that she should get back.
She rejected.
She told him "We could live together, could live with them".
He rejected.

KIRIHITO felt satisfied for the past several days with KINOKO.
He was happy by just seeing her smile.
But he is a killer.
He knew he couldn't blend back into the mainstream, normal life...
KINOKO and KIRIHITO were having a quarrel but eventually hugged and laughed.
KIRIHITO said he would never see her again. And he went away...

Meantime, YOSAKU brought back to memory about her with tears.
The 14-year-old KINOKO was taken away by KIRIHITO.
By seeing YOSAKU, MITSUME felt irritating himself. He couldn't do anything for him.

JACKY,IZUNA and MITSUME started to battle against KIRIHITO.
They were all killed by KIRIHITO.

YOSAKU challenged him to a fight.

But by an irony of fate, YOSAKU stabbed KINOKO. She tried to protect KIRIHITO...

In a frenzy of grief, YOSAKU desperately attacked KIRIHITO.
After a desperate battle, they hit each other at the same time, and they both were about to die.
Then, KINOKO finally made a decision.

Will she help her father?
Or help a killer she loved?

First and last angel kiss gave the power to a certain man.....
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2005年09月12日

解説!

≪Death of a Samurai あらすじ≫

Afro13の世界観を現す「ずっとずっと昔の未来の話―――」
過去なのか?未来なのか?それは観るあなたの感性で感じてください。

そういうファンタジーな世界にタゴサクとキノコという親子がおりました。
キノコは木の股から生まれたところを
人狼のタゴサクに拾われ、育てられました。

二人は毎日逃げながら暮らしておりました。

なぜかと言うと、キノコのキスには人を不老不死にする力があったのです。
ただし、不老不死にできるのは1人だけ。
誰かと1回キスをしてしまうと、キノコは死んでしまうのでした。
あらゆるヒトがその不老不死の力を狙っていたのです。

逃げる二人はいつしか妖怪ミツメの棲む森に迷い込んでいました。
同じように迷い込んだ不老不死を狙うキリヒト、ジャキ、イズナ。

さて、妖怪ミツメにはある不思議な力があったのです。
それはヒトの感情とは関係なく、ヒトを好きにさせる妖術。

森の中、追いかけ、追いかけられながら、みなミツメの妖術に混乱する。
キリヒト⇒キノコ、ジャキ⇒イズナ、イズナ⇒キリヒト。
様々な関係が入り混じり、いつしかそれは妖術のせいなのか?感情なのか?
誰もが困惑しながらも、やはり誰かを追いかける。

混迷しながらも、ただ1人、タゴサクだけは娘キノコを守ろうと必死でした。
1度はキリヒトにキノコを奪われながらも、やっと追いついたタゴサク。

キノコを守るために必死に追いかけたタゴサク。
妖術のせいか、自分の感情なのか、いつしかキノコに心惹かれるキリヒト。

そのキノコが選んだのは?

混乱、困惑、混迷の果てに様々な思いが重なり、衝撃のラスト―――。


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昨年、この作品を作ったとき、佐々木智広が言った言葉。

「今回の作品はお父さんと娘の話。
 そこに結婚申し込みをしにきた娘の彼氏とお父さんの格闘。
 それをベースに夏の世の夢、宮本武蔵を盛り込んだ作品」

ま、はじめはかなり???でしたが、作品をじっくり観ると納得。

あらすじでもその意味はわかるでしょうか?

ラストではちょっぴりロミオとジュリエット的な要素も?
イギリスで発表するのを前提に作ったので、
シェイクスピアのエッセンスを入れました。

それと相反するようなJ−POPでの音楽構成。
また世界観、衣裳は日本のサブカルチャー(マンガ・アニメ)色たっぷり。

Death of a Samuraiはそんな日本オリジナルの世界に通じる作品です。
海外公演などに興味のある方々にぜひ観てもらいたい!

みなさんのご来場をお待ちしております

                              Producer 斎藤 努
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2005年08月29日

Death of a Samurai

ずっとずっと昔の未来の話。

大洪水から数百年後の世界。
ここは、戦国時代の日本のような場所でした。
まだ、サムライがいた時代。
国中で起こった戦の混乱もまだ覚めやらぬ時代。
山賊、人斬り、ならず者の跋扈する暗黒時代―――

妖怪ミツメの住む森に、ある少女と、彼女を守る人狼が逃げ込んできました。
彼らはずっと追われて生きてきました。
なぜなら、女の子には、人を不老不死にする力があったのです。
彼女とキスをすれば、不老不死になれるのでした。
でも、それは一度きり、
たった一人の人を不死身にすることしか出来ないのです。

なぜなら、ひとたびキスをしてしまうと、彼女は死んでしまうのです。

彼女には守護者がいました。
名前をタゴサク。
今日も、二人は森を逃げていました。
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