it is around role-playing in a version of ancient Japan. Bushido tries to be historically accurate. Bushido is nicely complete¸ but extraordinarily dated. It was copyrighted in '81 by Fantasy Games Unlimited¸ and it bears the burden of being close to D&D but different somehow. This game was produced before Anime and video games had corrupted our view of Japanese culture. Back then all we had to go on was Shogun¸ Seven Samurai and Toshiro Mifune. You won't find any kung-fu fighting¸ high flying¸ fireball throwing¸ Chinese hybrid super heroes here¸ just plain ol' 'death before dishonor' samurai.