so The Hidden Fortress is a great movie and all but it just… made me think about Star Wars a lot… (if you don’t know, Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress was the template for one of the earlier drafts of Star Wars, and the star of The Hidden Fortress (and many of Kurosawa’s other films),Toshiro Mifune, was being considered at one point for the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi — if he accepted, then Lucas would have also cast a Japanese actress as the Princess. Mifune declined because what the hell reason did a revered Japanese actor have to be in some weird-ass American movie about space and lasers, and thus there was not a single POC in that galaxy far away until ESB. To this day, though, there are many who would have liked to see Mifune in the role, myself included. Alec Guinness probably would too.)

anyway, so I ended up racebending some Star Wars characters because how awesome would it have been if it had an all-Japanese cast

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  7. mimabird said: Oh my god this is wonderful, I love Toshiro Mifune. <3
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