Samurai Commando: Mission 1549

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Samurai Commando: Mission 1549
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Film Poster
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Directed by Masaaki Tezuka
Release Date 2005
Language Japanese
Studio Aries
Japan Film Fund
Kadokawa Eiga K.K.
Distributor Toho
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yusuke Kashima Yôsuke Eguchi
Rei Kanzaki Kyôka Suzuki
Tsuyoshi Matoba Takeshi Kaga
Yoda Kôji Matoba
Mikuni Daisuke Shima
Dohsan Saito Masatô Ibu
Akihiko Mori Katsuhisa Namase
Nohime Haruka Ayase


Samurai Commando: Mission 1549, known in Japan as Sengoku Self-Defense Forces 1549 (戦国自衛隊1549 Sengoku Jieitai 1549?), is a 2005 Japanese feature-length film and manga series focusing on the adventures of a modern day Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) element that accidentally travels through time to the Warring States period of Japanese history. This film was unofficial remake of the 1979 film G.I. Samurai.

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The following weapons were used in the film Samurai Commando: Mission 1549:

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Minebea P9

Both JGSDF (include Rei Kanzaki (Kyôka Suzuki) and Akihiko Mori (Katsuhisa Namase)) and Sengoku samurai (include Dohsan Saito (Masatô Ibu) and Tsuyoshi Matoba (Takeshi Kaga)) uses the Minebea P9 pistols, which is a Japanese licensed copy of the SIG-Sauer P220.

Minebea P9, Japanese licensed copy of the P220 - 9x19mm
Tsuyoshi Matoba takes aim with his gun.
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Rei Kanzaki fires her pistol.
Dohsan Saito takes aim with his pistol.
Akihiko Mori (at the left) fires his pistol.

Howa Type 89

Both JGSDF (include Rei Kanzaki (Kyôka Suzuki), Yusuke Kashima (Yôsuke Eguchi) and Mikuni (Daisuke Shima)) and Sengoku samurai (include Yoda (Kôji Matoba)) were armed with the Howa Type 89.

Howa Type 89 with integral bipod - 5.56x45mm. Currently in use by the Modern Japanese military.
JGSDF carries the Howa Type 89
Rei Kanzaki takes aim with her Type 89
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Yoda also carries the same rifle.
Yusuke Kashima runs with his rifle.
Mikuni fires his rifle.
Type 89 at the right. Note the pink muzzle flash, it's means that's flashpaper gun.
Injured Rei still holds her rifle.

Howa 84RR

JGSDF can be seen with the Howa 84RR which is a Japanese licensed copy of the Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifles.

Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R
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Close view of the muzzle.

Sumitomo M2HB

JGSDF tanks and samurai can be seen with Sumitomo M2HB machine guns.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
Machine gun on the tank.
Samurai fires his machine gun.

Sumitomo Minimi Machine Gun

One JGSDF member on helicopter uses the Sumitomo Minimi, the Japanese-licensed version FN Minimi.

Sumitomo Minimi - 5.56x45mm.
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He fires his FN Minimi. Note the pink muzzle flash.

Tanegashima

Ashigaru use the Tanegashimas at the film's climax.

Japanese "Tanegashima" matchlock arquebus.
Tanegashimas on the wall.
Ashigaru fires.
Close view of the muzzle.
Tanegashimas at the right.



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