Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint in Heroes

Posted on August 29, 2007

Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint mock documentaryWe can't wait for the new season of Heroes to start. In the meantime, we've been checking out the mock documentary called Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint, which tells the stories of Japan's legendary (fictional) hero. Takezo Kensei is a hero to Hiro Nakamura and was the original owner of the smaurai sword that Hiro now possesses.

The producers of Heroes have set up an entire website (no longer live) for the Yamagato Fellowship which has lots of interesting backstory. The video documentary of Takezo Kensei's life is narrated by John Rhys-Davies (Gimli from The Lord of the Rings) and is presented in several three minute installments.

To our complete and unrelenting joy, Kensei will be played by none other than Mr. Sark himself (Alias), David Anders. He is, of course, not Japanese so we can't wait to see how they explain that. The premiere is on September 24th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on NBC.


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