"This story, based on the renowned Japanese film SEVEN SAMURAI, requires a narrator who can maneuver through its riveting plot twists and portray its enchanting characters. Narrator Traci Kato-Kiriyama keeps all the threads of the plot straight and provides voices that range from robust to smooth as she differentiates females and males of varying ages, ethnicities, species, and personalities. She sustains a calculated pace, enabling fantasy enthusiasts to relax into the story as a protagonist named Kira learns to survive amid ghosts and demons, especially Shuten-doji, who is searching for an artifact that has the potential to wreak havoc upon the world. As Kira enlists the help of seven death gods, Kato-Kiriyama makes the listening experience come alive. J.O. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"