History Main / JidaiGeki

12th Jan '18 9:51:57 AM Winter
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* ''VideoGame/{{Toukiden}}‎'' has "Ages" loosely corresponding to periods of Japanese history.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Toukiden}}‎'' has "Ages" loosely corresponding to periods of Japanese history.history from its legendary beginnings to the Meiji era. ''Toukiden 2'' explicitly establishes the Awakening takes place in the Meiji period, with Western-style houses and ships in Yokohama before it's destroyed in the game's opening sequence.
29th Dec '17 2:33:49 AM TheBigBopper
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Jidai Geki can be idealized or realistic, operate as rigorous HistoricalFiction that [[ShownTheirWork show their work]]. It can also be like the American [[TheWestern Western]], [[SoapOpera soapy drama]] or hardass action, and feature a rich cast of [[CharactersAsDevice character tropes]]. Jidai Geki that emphasize swordplay are often referred to as ''chanbara'', especially the live-action movies, and counted on for lots of hot {{Samurai}} action ({{Ninja}}, {{Ronin}}, and {{Yakuza}} are also frequent players)[[note]]Although it's also been said that if a critic likes a particular film, it's ''jidai geki'', and if they don't, it's ''chanbara''.[[/note]]. Given the fact that there are plenty of Edo-era buildings in Japan still standing, and that Edo-era costumes are dime-a-dozen, [[PropRecycling that period appeals a lot to Japanese TV producers]]. Compare and contrast the sheer amount of BBC costume dramas set in the Victorian age, or the innumerable Chinese films and series set in the Qing dynasty.

Among western audiences, the most notable jidaigeki tend to feature Samurai, and from this some have hypothesized that jidaigeki films refer to Samurai films in particular. This is an exaggeration. Jidaigeki basically means historical settings or something set in the past, and does not by itself concern samurai or ronin by default. A number of jidaigeki exist that focus on women, on painters, actors, and even burakamin (the lower-caste Japanese underbelly who are the ancestors to TheYakuza). In the classical era of Japanese cinema, jidaigeki was the most prestigious and serious genre.

Likewise, while it may seem American and European directors have been borrowing (or, depending on your [=POV=], appropriating) these conventions -- sometimes whole ''plots'' -- for years, Jidai Geki pieces have long borrowed in equal measure from {{Western}}s and FilmNoir. Creator/AkiraKurosawa himself was known to be a fan of director Creator/JohnFord. Creator/GeorgeLucas took some inspiration from this cross-pollination while writing ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- guess where he got the word "Jedi". Even before that, jidaigeki borrowed and took inspiration from American films, like ''Film/StellaDallas'' (a popular melodrama in Japan), and also from European drama such as Creator/HenrikIbsen and Creator/LeoTolstoy. Kurosawa likewise also won fame for his transpositions of Creator/WilliamShakespeare to feudal Japan.

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Jidai Geki can be idealized or realistic, operate as rigorous HistoricalFiction that [[ShownTheirWork show their work]]. It can also be like the American [[TheWestern Western]], [[SoapOpera soapy drama]] or hardass action, and feature a rich cast of [[CharactersAsDevice character tropes]]. Jidai Geki that emphasize swordplay are often referred to as ''chanbara'', especially the live-action movies, and counted on for lots of hot {{Samurai}} action ({{Ninja}}, {{Ronin}}, and {{Yakuza}} are also frequent players)[[note]]Although it's also been said that if a critic likes a particular film, it's ''jidai geki'', and if they don't, it's ''chanbara''.[[/note]]. Given the fact that there are plenty of Edo-era buildings in Japan still standing, and that Edo-era costumes are dime-a-dozen, [[PropRecycling that period appeals a lot to Japanese TV producers]]. Compare and contrast the sheer amount number of BBC costume dramas set in the Victorian age, era, or the innumerable Chinese films and series set in during the Qing dynasty.

Among western audiences, the The jidaigeki films considered most notable jidaigeki by Western audiences tend to feature Samurai, and from this some have hypothesized they tend to assume that the term jidaigeki films refer refers to Samurai films in particular. This is an exaggeration. Jidaigeki basically means historical settings or something set in the past, and does not by itself concern samurai or ronin by default. A number of jidaigeki exist that focus on women, on painters, actors, and even burakamin (the lower-caste Japanese underbelly who are the ancestors to TheYakuza). In the classical era of Japanese cinema, jidaigeki was the most prestigious and serious genre.

Likewise, Also, while it may seem American and European directors have been borrowing (or, depending on your [=POV=], appropriating) these conventions -- sometimes whole ''plots'' -- for years, Jidai Geki pieces have long borrowed in equal measure from {{Western}}s and FilmNoir. Creator/AkiraKurosawa himself was known to be a fan of director Creator/JohnFord. Creator/GeorgeLucas took some inspiration from this cross-pollination while writing ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- guess where he got the word "Jedi". Even before that, jidaigeki borrowed and took inspiration from American films, like ''Film/StellaDallas'' (a popular melodrama in Japan), and also from European drama such as Creator/HenrikIbsen and Creator/LeoTolstoy. Kurosawa likewise also won fame for his transpositions of Creator/WilliamShakespeare to feudal Japan.
15th Oct '17 1:21:01 PM jamespolk
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15th Oct '17 7:30:01 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheGhostOfYotsuya'' -- based on a famous kabuki play written in 1825, during the Edo period
5th Oct '17 9:33:29 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' is an interesting case. Considering it is a Sino-Japanese game, it is guilty of both this ''and'' HollywoodMedievalJapan.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' is an interesting case. Considering it is Being a Sino-Japanese game, it is guilty of both this ''and'' HollywoodMedievalJapan.
4th Oct '17 11:47:42 AM JulianLapostat
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Jidai Geki is a genre of {{Period Piece}}s found in JapaneseMedia.

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Jidai Geki is a genre of HistoricalFiction and {{Period Piece}}s found in JapaneseMedia.



Jidai Geki, like the American [[TheWestern Western]], can be idealized or realistic, [[SoapOpera soapy drama]] or hardass action, and feature a rich cast of [[CharactersAsDevice character tropes]]. Jidai Geki that emphasize swordplay are often referred to as ''chanbara'', especially the live-action movies, and counted on for lots of hot {{Samurai}} action ({{Ninja}}, {{Ronin}}, and {{Yakuza}} are also frequent players)[[note]]Although it's also been said that if a critic likes a particular film, it's ''jidai geki'', and if they don't, it's ''chanbara''.[[/note]]. Given the fact that there are plenty of Edo-era buildings in Japan still standing, and that Edo-era costumes are dime-a-dozen, [[PropRecycling that period appeals a lot to Japanese TV producers]]. Compare and contrast the sheer amount of BBC costume dramas set in the Victorian age, or the innumerable Chinese films and series set in the Qing dynasty.

Though it may seem American and European directors have been borrowing (or, depending on your [=POV=], stealing) these conventions -- sometimes whole ''plots'' -- for years, Jidai Geki pieces have long borrowed in equal measure from {{Western}}s and FilmNoir. Creator/AkiraKurosawa himself was known to be a fan of director Creator/JohnFord. Creator/GeorgeLucas took some inspiration from this cross-pollination while writing ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- guess where he got the word "Jedi".

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Jidai Geki, like the American [[TheWestern Western]], Geki can be idealized or realistic, operate as rigorous HistoricalFiction that [[ShownTheirWork show their work]]. It can also be like the American [[TheWestern Western]], [[SoapOpera soapy drama]] or hardass action, and feature a rich cast of [[CharactersAsDevice character tropes]]. Jidai Geki that emphasize swordplay are often referred to as ''chanbara'', especially the live-action movies, and counted on for lots of hot {{Samurai}} action ({{Ninja}}, {{Ronin}}, and {{Yakuza}} are also frequent players)[[note]]Although it's also been said that if a critic likes a particular film, it's ''jidai geki'', and if they don't, it's ''chanbara''.[[/note]]. Given the fact that there are plenty of Edo-era buildings in Japan still standing, and that Edo-era costumes are dime-a-dozen, [[PropRecycling that period appeals a lot to Japanese TV producers]]. Compare and contrast the sheer amount of BBC costume dramas set in the Victorian age, or the innumerable Chinese films and series set in the Qing dynasty.

Though Among western audiences, the most notable jidaigeki tend to feature Samurai, and from this some have hypothesized that jidaigeki films refer to Samurai films in particular. This is an exaggeration. Jidaigeki basically means historical settings or something set in the past, and does not by itself concern samurai or ronin by default. A number of jidaigeki exist that focus on women, on painters, actors, and even burakamin (the lower-caste Japanese underbelly who are the ancestors to TheYakuza). In the classical era of Japanese cinema, jidaigeki was the most prestigious and serious genre.

Likewise, while
it may seem American and European directors have been borrowing (or, depending on your [=POV=], stealing) appropriating) these conventions -- sometimes whole ''plots'' -- for years, Jidai Geki pieces have long borrowed in equal measure from {{Western}}s and FilmNoir. Creator/AkiraKurosawa himself was known to be a fan of director Creator/JohnFord. Creator/GeorgeLucas took some inspiration from this cross-pollination while writing ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- guess where he got the word "Jedi".
"Jedi". Even before that, jidaigeki borrowed and took inspiration from American films, like ''Film/StellaDallas'' (a popular melodrama in Japan), and also from European drama such as Creator/HenrikIbsen and Creator/LeoTolstoy. Kurosawa likewise also won fame for his transpositions of Creator/WilliamShakespeare to feudal Japan.
27th Sep '17 4:12:35 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Though it may seem American and European directors have been borrowing (or, depending on your [=POV=], stealing) these conventions -- sometimes whole ''plots'' -- for years, Jidai Geki pieces have long borrowed in equal measure from {{Western}}s and FilmNoir. Kurosawa himself was known to be a fan of director Creator/JohnFord. Creator/GeorgeLucas took some inspiration from this cross-pollination while writing ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- guess where he got the word "Jedi".

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Though it may seem American and European directors have been borrowing (or, depending on your [=POV=], stealing) these conventions -- sometimes whole ''plots'' -- for years, Jidai Geki pieces have long borrowed in equal measure from {{Western}}s and FilmNoir. Kurosawa Creator/AkiraKurosawa himself was known to be a fan of director Creator/JohnFord. Creator/GeorgeLucas took some inspiration from this cross-pollination while writing ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- guess where he got the word "Jedi".
17th Sep '17 9:26:18 PM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''Onmyōji]]'' is an interesting case. Considering it is a Sino-Japanese game, it is guilty of both this ''and'' HollywoodMedievalJapan.
4th Sep '17 9:48:39 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''
5th Jun '17 9:06:09 PM Kelothan
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Jidai Geki is a genre of PeriodPiece found in JapaneseMedia.

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Jidai Geki is a genre of PeriodPiece {{Period Piece}}s found in JapaneseMedia.


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