Something about the casting of Donnie Yen (and Jiang Wen) was really cathartic to me, and after thinking about it for a while I think it’s just because it feels so… right with everything. It’s not just because there’s FINALLY some Asian representation (like the only other Asian man in the entire saga was like one A-wing pilot who promptly died maybe 5 seconds later, so they barely count) but because of who Donnie Yen is. 

The new media coming out for Disney’s Star Wars goes all the way back to the series roots, which is especially seen with the Rebels as they took a lot cues from McQuarrie’s sketches and concept art. George Lucas initially wanted to cast Toshiro Mifune for the role of Obi-wan Kenobi, since Japanese films were very popular at the time among Western film makers. For those who don’t know, Toshiro Mifune was known for his jidaigeki films, Japanese period drama films set in the Edo period usually with samurai-type characters, which is what George Lucas got a lot of his Jedi inspiration from. Hell, the term Jedi came from jidaigeki so you know this is some heavy-handed inspiration. Anyway, it didn’t go through and Lucas had to settle with just peppering the Star Wars universe with Space Taoism and a samurai/chivalric code fusion society of warriors.

But now enter Disney, and we have Donnie Yen, a Hong Kong martial artist who’s mostly known to Western audiences for his role in Yip Man. He’s basically this generation’s Mifune, known for his action packed roles and being the face of his genre of films. Except this time, he got one of the leading roles, finally fulfilling something Lucas wanted in the first drafts of the franchise. 

tamashii-mifustar asked:

I Love youre Soul Eater Character aesthetics <3 do you make all characters? :D i hope to see a Mifune one

Mifune {Soul Eater}

“Is it the path of the demon, or the path of the warrior? On which path will you walk?”

Thank you so much, and here’s the one you asked for! (Mifune is such a dad, I adore him <3). I’m hoping to do as many SE aesthetics as I can for the major characters. Some might be harder than others, such as some of the villains, but yeah… hopefully we’ll have a full cast eventually!

Someone take my debit card away from me.

“Oh, I will make an Usagi cosplay for Comic Con. Should simple enough.”

Authentic Kimono, Haori, Hakama, Obi, Geta, Tabi, Daisho… Mifune clan crests… prosthetic bunny snout and bucked teeth… pink contacts…. floofy bunny ears…. aviator sun glasses…

Nearly $400 later….

I am going to need to find every excuse to wear this shizz that I can find.

~Floofy Honor Mun

To Strengthen Wills... (Closed Rp)

Mifune repeated the advice he heard over and over in his head. “The blade will defeat you, the only way to survive is to strength your will, and pray you make it.” His odds didn’t sound good. Mifune decided the first step is to learn to survive without the blades power. But who can he practice with? He wasn’t exactly welcomed in town for using such a demonic blade. Only one person he could trust enough to play fair.

It wasn’t hard to find him, just follow the last place he was sighted. “Ronin, My name is Mifune, and I have a favor to ask you.”


god-blade-mifune asked:


Send “Rawr!” for my muse being ridiculously cute to your muse.

M!A on-

Kamelia was bored, the two were just resting and Mifune was sitting near the fireplace. “Hmm..” She went over, though she had gotten down on all fours before moving closer to playfully tackle him like a puppy would. “Rawr!” She laughed.



Master of Judo Kyuzo Mifune VS young people

walpurgisnacht-nightly asked:

Any good candidates for your waifu and husbando?

No, unfortunately.

Well, who do I like? A short list:

Arumi Asahina, Kazuma Ikezawa, Ayumu Kasuga, Momiji Binboda, Fuuko Ibuki, Ryuuko Mifune, Bell Cranel, Kaworu Nagisa and Shinji Ikari and Misato Katsuragi, Mamimi Samejima and Haruko Haruhara, Yuzuki Seo, Yukari Akiyama, Rakka, Minko Tsurugi, Houtarou Oreki, Chihiro Kosaka, Yui Hirasawa, Jakuzure Nonon, Yasuna Oribe, Akira Kogami, Ringo Oginome, Chiaki Minami, Nadeko Sengoku, Rouka Numachi, Yuuko Aioi, Yayoi Kise, Haruhi Suzumiya, Holo, Sasami Tsukuyomi and Tsurugi Yagami, Satoru Asahina, Mochizou Ooji, Ami Kawashima, Kaeru, Nene Odagiri, and Yuzuko Nonohara.

There are probably type and trait clusters here, but I wouldn’t put too much thought into them. I’d have to date them before I’d know whether or not we were compatible.

god-blade-mifune asked:

Send a ‘☂’ for our characters hiding out indoors during a particularly bad rain storm

M!A on-

The two were lucky to find some sort of shelter out in pretty much nowhere. Despite being in her armor, she was actually cold since she didn’t really have much protection against the elements like this. Something she should make a report about so she could be fitted to endure the elements.

She glanced towards Mifune, watching him as he was drying off and kept silent as he did. “….” She tore her glance away to look back at the rain. “How long do you think the rain will continue?” She eventually asked.


by @rapha_japan: Paris-Brest-Paris, Masahiko Mifune’s challenge for the sub 50hr. The 1200km brevet starting this Sunday at 4pm. Two days before the start, out on an easy 60km ride to acclimate the jet lag.
Photo: @daisukeyanocx
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