Movement, Memory and the Performance of ‘Bushido Blade’

His sword moves once and dashes against my throat. It is beautiful. It is theater.

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It’s nice to read an article as ambitious as this one. The attempt to follow through with the Noh metaphor by including reports on this entire thing being witnessed as performance is awkward, but kinda cool.

I picked up a PS1 for cheap over the weekend and intend to check out a lot of old Sony exclusives I never had the chance to play because I didn’t own a PlayStation until the PS4. This article singlehandedly makes me want to seek out Bushido Blade, so thanks for this piece, Raab!