In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins..Bunraku , also known as Ningy jruri , is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre, founded in Osaka in the beginning of the th century. Three kinds of performers take part in a bunraku performance the Ningytsukai or Ningyzukai puppeteers , the Tay chanters , and shamisen musicians. Occasionally other instruments such as taiko drums will be used. The most accurate term for the traditional puppet theater in Japan is ningy jruri . The co.Bunraku, Japanese traditional puppet theatre in which half life size dolls act out a chanted dramatic narrative, called jruri, to the accompaniment of a small samisen three stringed Japanese lute ..Bunraku, defined, is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre. Accordingly, whereas RED SUN had down to earth grit, this film espouses a deliberately staged and artificial look, borrowing some from the highly stylized sensibility of SIN CITY, or as the Bartender is wont .Bunraku, defined, is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre. Accordingly, whereas RED SUN had down to earth grit, this film espouses a deliberately staged and artificial look, borrowing some from the highly stylized sensibility of SIN CITY, or as the Bartender is wont . Bunraku Critics Consensus. Bunraku admirably strives for visual panache, but the staging, acting, and effects are dismal with a complete lack of excitement..Bunraku is a martial arts action film written and directed by Guy Moshe based on a story by Boaz Davidson. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman, Kevin McKidd, and Gackt and follows a young drifter in his quest for revenge. The title Bunraku is derived from a year old form of Japanese puppet theater, a style of storytelling that uses foot . m tall puppets with highly detailed heads, each operated by several puppeteers w.Bunraku is the name commonly used for ningyo joruri ” ningyo ” meaning puppet and ” joruri ” being a form of chanted narration. The name Bunraku is derived from a puppet troupe founded by Uemura Bunrakuken early in the th century..Bunraku is actually the name commonly used for ningyo joruri ningyo meaning puppet and joruri being a kind of chanted narration. Puppet plays are believed to have their origins in the th or th century. Itinerant entertainers, many from Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea, presented plays in the nearby cities of Osaka and Kyoto..