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Hirokin: The Last Samurai (or Hirokin) is 2012 Direct-to-Video film written and directed by Alejo Mo-Sun and starring Wes Bentley.

The titular character, Hirokin, is, strangely enough, the last samurai, and so sets out to fulfil his destiny and... that's about it. His wife is called Orange and is played by Jessica Szohr. The Big Bad people in charge are alien racists and want to kill Hirokin and his family in the most gruesome and twisted way possible. This doesn't happen. Not much does, really.

Basically, it's The Hunger Games on Tatooine, with a really confusing (and rather tedious) plot but without a happy ending.

Not to be confused with The Last Samurai.


This movie provides examples of:

  • Days of Future Past: Depsite being set in the far future and demonstrating advanced technologies such as hovering vehicles and electronic binoculars, the setting seems to lack projectile weapons or electronic communication devices.
  • The Dragon: Kore, Griffin's enforcer and commander of the Deacons (Mooks).
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: The movie is called Hirokin: The Last Samurai for some reason. Moss, his tribe and possibly the other Arid tribes follow some japanese/samurai traditions.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Griffin has an ugly prosthetic nose.
  • Faceless Goons: Griffin's goons are fully covered with cloaks, masks and gauntlets/gloves.
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  • Fisher Kingdom: There is a link bewteen the planet Aradius, and the arid people. Humans have mined and polluted the planet for thousand years, making it into a desert planet. The arid women have become almost equally barren, with both stillborn babies and mothers dying in childbirth.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Under his mask, Kore's nose is cut off and his face is covered with gruesomely stitched-up scars.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Moss claims that Hirokin is a Arid/human hybrid. Towards the end he's seen using Arid precognition powers.
  • Human Aliens: The Arids, except for the blue taintish looking veins in their palms they look exactly like humans.
  • I Have Your Wife: Griffin kidnaps Terra (Hirokin's wife) and he has to get her back.
  • Magic by Any Other Name: The Arids can harness a semi-supernatural force called "The Way".
  • The Obi-Wan: Moss, who instructs Hirokin in "The Way", helping him to become a better fighter.
  • Rebel Leader: Moss, the leader of one of the Arid tribes. He want to unite the tribes and rebell against Griffin.
  • Samurai Ponytail: Hirokin normaly have Barbarian Longhair but wear it as a ponytail in some scenes. Moss have an short one.
  • Single-Biome Planet: The planet Aridius is entirely a desert. It's called "Aridius", for crying out loud.
  • Sword Fight: Nearly every fight in this movie is a sword fight.
  • Those Two Guys: Those two traders.
  • Unobtainium: Aridium, the metal for which humans have colonized the alien world, which can hover (and which the Horde's hovercraft are supposedly made from).


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