Ben, Shiro, Zoe and Teron are the last descendants of Koji Iwanaga, the only Samurai to survive the final battle between the Japanese noblemen and their Empire. Born in Chicago and raised in the tenets of Bushido, the siblings believe in honor, duty and service. They’re also as dysfunctional as family gets. Ben and Shiro haven’t spoken in years, Zoe is always one drink away from a fight and Teron struggles to keep the peace. But when Tomoe Yamada, a Yakuza mob princess, arrives to collect their heads as trophies, the Iwanagas must settle old grievances to defeat Tomoe’s army of assassins.
Created as an homage to American martial art films, CHILDREN OF SAIGO combines the heart of a family drama with the frenetic action of a Tarantino film. “It’s an odd mix,” says writer/creator Glenn Jeffers. “I wanted to tell a modern-day Samurai story set in America. What would that family look like in today’s globalized world? What would happen if those traditions once again faced extermination?”