Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer

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Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
Directed by Yōjirō Takita
Written by Masato Katō
Yōjirō Takita
Based on Tenchi Meisatsu
by Tow Ubukata
Starring
Narrated by Hiroyuki Sanada
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Release date
  • 15 September 2012 (2012-09-15)
Running time
141 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer (天地明察, Tenchi Meisatsu) is a 2012 Japanese film directed by Yōjirō Takita.

Cast

Plot

The chronicles the life of Santetsu Yasui's life as a mathematician and inventor of the Jōkyō calendar. It is an adaptation of the novel Tenchi meisatsu by Tow Ubukata.[1]

Reception

The film received mostly positive reviews. Rabble was critical of the runtime and complexities of the plot but ultimately called it a "whimsical cinematic experience."[2] The Japan Times said that it was "probably the best film about calendar making you’ll ever see."[3] Geek of Oz called it "a well executed period piece."[4]

Variety was more critical, stating that Tenchi would only appeal to "science geeks."[5]

References

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External links

  • Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer on IMDb
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