This Animated Short Sets Up the Fantastical World of New 47 Ronin Film

By: Angela Rajic - Published: • References: craveonline and io9
The new 47 Ronin film is in a world of its own. Monsters and magic are a plenty in this re-imagining of an old Japanese fable, and this beautifully animated prequel sets the story up perfectly.

This 3-minute short for the new 47 Ronin Film gives newcomers a little bit of background to the story, along with a taste of the fantasy world the legend has been plunged into in this adaptation. The lush animation shows the splendor of the land and the creatures in it, which can be seen in live action 3D when the film hits theaters. The narrator tells of a group of noble samurai who begin an epic battle to revenge their fallen master after he is betrayed and killed by another wicked lord.