I thought this was the weakest of Yamada's samurai trilogy by a long shot. The protagonist, Muenezo(?), chooses to risk his honor as a samurai warrior in order to save females victimized by the unfair marriage system, but is never penalized for any of it and one can't help but feel as though these "brave" acts of liberation were a little too easy.
Dopo "The Twilight Samurai", ecco un nuovo episodio della trilogia della spada di Yamada Yoji. Se l'impostazione generale è la stessa, questo secondo ritratto di un samurai alle prese con la quotidianità e gli ostacoli della vita familiare ha dalla sua una dose di ironia e romanticismo maggiore. E Nagase Masatoshi non fa rimpiangere Sanada Hiroyuki.
Essentially a retelling of Twilight Samurai from a different perspective, thus better as a third act for Yamada's samurai trilogy than an immediate 'sequel'. To say it is not as good as those other two would be comparing it to classics.