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King of Blades

Makoto Yamasaki's father, Yoshihiro, is a champion in the gladiatorial virtual reality sporting event, Children of the Earth—its King of Blades, as the title would have it. Unfortunately, on the night after his latest win, the train he rides home crashes, leaving him paralyzed. Makoto thus aims to compete in the competition herself, determined to prove that she’s worth more than just being Yoshihiro’s daughter. After many years of training, she successfully enters, but standing in her way of the championship is the current King of Blades, Joshua Strada, who had once fought Yoshihiro and lost. Furthermore, over the years, she has become increasingly cold and distant, even to friends and family, to the point where she may even risk her own life to get by on her own. In order to win the competition, she must accept their support and find a way to overcome her opponents—and herself.

  • Paul Hikari
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Action, Drama, Sports, Slice of Life
  • Number of Pages:
    109
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Screenplay Festival
    Sherman Oaks, California
    December 13, 2023
    Winner: Movie: Action/Adventure
  • Best Script Award - London
    London, England
    November 6, 2023
    Winner: Best Action Screenplay
  • Miami Film Critic Award
    Miami, Florida
    January 24, 2024
    Winner: Best Feature Script
  • Mayavaram International Film Festival
    Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India
    January 18, 2024
    Winner: Best Feature Script/Screenplay
  • Sochi Film Festival
    Sochi, Krasnodar Region, Russian Federation
    February 20, 2024
    Winner: Best Screenplay
  • Los Angeles CINEVERSE Film Fest
    Los Angeles, California
    July 8, 2023
    Finalist
  • Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    September 17, 2023
    Finalist
  • HYBRID GENRE AUSTRALIA: Melbourne Film Awards
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    August 19, 2023
    Finalist
  • Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
    Santa Barbara, California
    January 15, 2024
    Semifinalist
  • ScreenCraft Animation Competition (2023)

    November 29, 2023
    Quarterfinalist
  • Filmmatic - Pitch Now Screenplay Competition Season 6

    January 15, 2024
    Quarterfinalist
  • Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival
    New York, New York
    November 11, 2023
    Nominee
  • Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest!
    Santa Barbara, California
    August 15, 2023
    Honorable Mention
Writer Biography - Paul Hikari

From writing scripts for Emperor Pigs to publishing his scrapbook novella, Voices, Paul Hikari keeps thinking, "I can do better than that," and has let that propel him through both his voice acting and scriptwriting, largely for YouTube stuff.

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