Dolores calls him kind, but then tells him what her father actually did: he burned the sick ones, which kept them from spreading the disease, and also kept away the flies, because flies hate smoke. Westworld Season 2 finally heads to Shogun World this week and introduces us to some fascinating characters including Akane, played by Rinko Kikuchi. Don't do anything you might regret. Giving us people to love, and then getting upset when we do. You know the only place that voice left me alone? But then I would wake up, and the voice would start all over again.
Do you know what it said? And though Akane might appear relatively subdued compared to some of Kikuchi's other performances, just wait until you see the end of that dance. At the same time, Akane is a woman with motherly instincts to protect Sakura, so there are these two conflicting dimensions to her character. A quick, creepy shot of a new drone host cracking its neck. So I ran away, crossed the shining sea. What was your process of preparing for that? A large part of that praise stemmed from how the folks behind the show aimed on getting the culture and time period right, and in the process showed how other entertainment ventures made by Western creators dealing with Japan or any non-Western country can avoid online backlash.
Also Read: Japanese native and Oscar nominee Kikuchi told in an interview through interpreter Lena-Grace Suda that acting out those shots meant even more to her as a fan of Season 1 and a fan of Newton. However, this iteration was made using Japanese instruments like the shamisen, koto, various taiko drums and shakuhachi flutes — not a player piano. I have no idea who this character is, so until we find out, I hereby dub him Noose Man. Yet, while Western culture often incorrectly associates geishas with sex workers, Merriam Webster notes that with their clients. Pacific Rim passes the Mako Mori test, right? It was fun to take on a role of a samurai as the dancing progressed. Maeve does this not just because she recognizes herself in Akane, but because she also recognizes the gift and curse of experiencing love that she and Akane both share. Buried within the season 2 trailer lies a code, which some eagle-eyed Westworld fans on were quick to spot.
Akane is the Shogun World equivalent to Maeve. Maeve sees this as a warranted act, a woman acting like a mother. This is retribution for his disobeying her. They started to recognize each other in a slow, but good, way. The lesson Dolores took from that? Well, they get erased, and she uses them anyway.
Guest star Rinko Kikuchi Pacific Rim shines in the role of Akane in the Shogun World section of the story. The Japanese set was perfect. She can not only control the other hosts by voice command, but she can do so simply by thinking it. Do you know what it said? If it were called for here, would you be open to that? Maeve and Akane both value their independence. I may have cribbed a bit from Westworld. The film ends with Rinko supposedly finding the money, but given the real-life implications and logical leaps of the ending, it's likely that this is a dying dream. Sometimes, in order to save the herd, some of the cows have to burn.
When Entertainment Weekly shared the photos for the May 20 episode, the publication confirmed that. It leaves a really strong impression on the viewer. For Maeve that independence has gone to some extreme places. What was it like for Akane to meet her double-bot? On the side of the hard-to-categorize film genre, you also love John Cassavetes films and especially those starring Gena Rowlands. I just loved that laugh and the thrill of it.
It also teaches us something rather important about the nature of the hosts, themselves. The character was one of the first hosts to start to malfunction and eventually ended up lobotomized. In the final scene, after the shogun has killed Sakura and forced Akane to dance for him anyway, Akane brutally kills the shogun by cutting off his whole head at the mouth. Instead, their primary role was to entertain men through singing, dancing, playing the instrument the samisen, and conversing. The town looks quite familiar as do the host and their storylines.
Fittingly, the episode featured several prominent Japanese actors. Westworld season 2 premieres on April 22, 2018. Large chunks of what happens in Shogun World directly earlier in the season, but done with a period-appropriate twist. And also as an actor — who, this is her career — she felt as though it was a great experience. At first, they thought the disease was passing from cow to cow, but it was the flies transmitting the disease. You try writing 300 stories in three weeks! I think those two things combined. Whenever I wanted something, I could hear that voice telling me to stop.
What did people in Japan think of this Edo replication? Rinko Kikuchi began her acting career in Japan, but she arrived on the international scene with a stunning performance in Babel—one that earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Before I go, have you heard of the? Since it's ambiguous, I'm listing it here just in case. The movie leaves it up to the viewer's interpretation as to whether Rinko was actually killed, or whether she planted the bomb herself to fake her own death. Even a love that was written by Lee freaking Sizemore. She has become independent entirely of the reality someone originally created for her. So she thinks the fact that people think about topics like cultural appropriation is a testament to how good the show is. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast.