- A story about 8 chosen warriors set with a destiny to save the country of "satomi" from impending doom resulting from a curse. the story starts off with the cursing, and then the princess sacrificing her life to save her country. her will carries 8 marbles to 8 different warriors who must come together and unite to defeat the evil that plagues the country of satomi. outstanding cast who each deliver a magnificent performance, especially kanno miho, nakama yukie is very elegant in her small yet pivotal role as the princess. ayase haruka plays the token damzel in distress very well and takizawa hideaki is quite impressive (as always) and his skills with the sword fresh off yoshitsune make all the action look very real. the action choreography in general is awesome with all the 8 samurai very believable, so are the visual effects.