One of my favorite action tropes is the blind hero — the idea of sight-impaired martial arts expert using his/her other senses defensively to take down some unsuspecting evil. Throughout the history of the action genre, the blind savior is pretty easy to spot (pun intended). Even as recently as Donnie Yen’s turn as Chirrut Îmwe in STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE.
Now, BRAVESTORM director Junya Okabe finds a unique spin on the concept that resurrects the classic hero Zatoichi (the blind swordsman) for a fun-filled, tropes-heavy short film.
Okay. So you now know what the “Z” in ZVP stands for. That means the “P” must stand for…