Hiro’s Hero: Watch the Takezo Kensei Legend

archive_photo11.jpgHeroes fans, I hate to break the news to you, but someone has to. It’s still August. Heroes’ return date of September 24th is coming very slowly. But there’s a bright side to every bit of bad news.

This time, it’s that we get a super mini-series that will be shown online, Sword Saint, tells the stories of Takezo Kensei, Hiro‘s idol and childhood bedtime stories. This short Web series will be in five parts of three to four minutes each and narrated by John Rhys-Davies (from Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones) on YamagatoFellowship.org (Logan).

Heroes creator Tim Kring explains the series that features the samurai legend: “‘It’s a fake documentary — actually it’s more like a Ken Burns mockumentary — that explores the legend of Takezo Kensei,'” (Logan). Kensei will be played by David Anders, former Alias star, on Heroes when it returns this fall. For those who don’t know Anders, he’s not quite who you’d expect to be a 17th century Japanese samurai… mostly because he’s not Japanese. This is no mistake, though.

Kring reassures that this will all be explained: “‘I promise you’ll get the scoop behind this in the season premiere,’…. ‘We’re going to reveal why — contrary to legend — Kensei is not Japanese'” (Logan). Well, if the legend wasn’t intriguing enough, that should be an interesting addition to the story.

Check out Takezo Kensei in Sword Saint to get your Heroes fill – you can also watch Season 1 of Heroes on SideReel now.

Logan, Michael. “Exclusive! Secrets of Heroes‘ Kensei Legend Revealed.” TVGuide. 27 Aug 2007.

Photo courtesy of corinthianlasvegas.com


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