Tales of a Awesome:
There are of symbolism and pretty pictures
Kamui is a Ninja searching for freedom but the whole film is iron in it's approach, The film switches to Manga imagery from time to time and it has a similar atmosphere to Dororo (2007) . The characters in the film are constantly changing as the situations in the film progress, we see Kamui when he is training with Kashiwabara but we are not told how told He is, Never-the-less Kamui and Kashiwabara even from the beginning have a different ideals. The first half of the film there is the most Ninja action where Kamui strides from tree to tree in a Feline, Kamui is a character with a complicated past so he is always on the move and when He meets a family that He becomes attached to. Even then He cannot escape His past, Now the confusing thing was that people in the film did question the fact there was a old man drawing pictures all the time, Kamui didn't until the end because the old man also has been seen around the enemy. Fudo is a Ninja/ Pirate, He tricks Kamui into believing that He is on His side by asking Him to join His clan and then turning against Him at the last second by killing Kamui's friends. Gonbei constantly seems drunk or on some kind of substance in the story-line, He and Ayu (Anna Tsuchiya) are not involved a lot in the narrative but they represent a different outlook to the society Kamui lives in. lastly we have Yoshito, who is also a confusing character , He is in love Sayaka but when Her father tell's him to back-off, He thinks the solution to get with Sayaka is to get the father arrested ? Hanbei's wife is also a blast from Kamui's past , She is suspicious of Kamui throughout the film but eventually accepts Him but it is far too late by this stage. The film is filled with irony, Kamui's journey as a Ninja is endless or never-ending so His adventure with Hanbei's family is assumed to be one of many and He is constantly searching for freedom. You sympathies with Kamui , He can't escape His destiny as a Ninja and He seems to have a reputation that constantly hounds Him down ; You have a better understanding of Kamui by comparing Him to the world around Him.