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Zatoichi (Character)
from Zatoichi (2003)

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Zatoichi (2003)
Zatôichi: Even with my eyes wide open I can't see a thing.

Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that?
Zatôichi: I don't see much

Aunt Oume: This must be quite a sight! I'm guiding a masseur, who's carrying my vegetables.
Zatôichi: Wish I could see that!

Shinkichi: Aren't you betting?
Zatôichi: I'll just watch for now.
Shinkichi: Watch? But you're blind!

Zatôichi: [Last lines: Zatoichi trips on a rock while walking down a road] Even with my eyes wide open, I can't see anything.


Zatoichi on the Road (1963)
Boss Tobei of Shimozuma: [after Zatoichi lures three Yakuza bosses from two opposing sides of a gang war via a ruse] You blind bastard!
Boss Tomegoro of Kagotame: I run an honest business.
Zatôichi: Then why did you try to kidnap the girl?
Boss Tomegoro of Kagotame: No, it wasn't like that. It was -...
Zatôichi: [Zatoichi interrupts] Nobody has a worse reputation around here than you guys.
[pauses then around to face Boss Hikozo]
Zatôichi: You too.
Boss Hikozo of Doyama: What?
Zatôichi: Using an innocent woman as bait - Unscrupulous coward! None of you deserves to live.
Boss Hikozo of Doyama: What are you talking about? Get them!
Zatôichi: [Chuckles] No need to hurry. It only makes you time come sooner.
Boss Hikozo of Doyama: You dare turn on me?
[Zatoichi smiles sardonically as he turns towards Boss Tobei and Tomegoro]

Boss Hikozo of Doyama: [after Zatoichi lures three Yakuza bosses from two opposing sides of a gang war via a ruse] You blind bastard!
Boss Tomegoro of Kagotame: I run an honest business.
Zatôichi: Then why did you try to kidnap the girl?
Boss Tomegoro of Kagotame: No, it wasn't like that. It was -...
Zatôichi: [Zatoichi interrupts] Nobody has a worse reputation around here than you guys.
[pauses then around to face Boss Tobei]
Zatôichi: You too.
Boss Tobei of Shimozuma: What?
Zatôichi: Using an innocent woman as bait - - Unscrupulous coward! None of you deserves to live.
Boss Tobei of Shimozuma: What are you talking about? Get them!
Zatôichi: [Chuckles] No need to hurry. It only makes you time come sooner.
Boss Tobei of Shimozuma: You dare turn on me?
[Zatoichi smiles sardonically as he turns towards Boss Hikozo and Tomegoro]


Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
Zatôichi: I don't know who sent you, but you only get one life. You should guard it more carefully.


Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Zatoichi: [after trapping Yakuza Boss Yasugoro into a corner] They say when you stutter like that, you're ready to be killed.
Zatoichi: What's the matter? Aren't you going to draw?
Zatoichi: [Turns to Boss Yasugoro's men as Yasugoro stutters in fear] Your boss is trapped in a corner, and none of you have the guts to save him. Yasugoro, you sure know how to pick'em, don't you?


The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Zatôichi: [after asking Zatoichi what she would do with having so many children] Just don't raise them to be gangsters.
Tane: I won't... But why do you say that?
Zatôichi: Because to be a gangster is a foolish way to live.
Tane: Then why don't you live a decent life?
Zatôichi: It's like being stuck in a bog; it's not easy to pull yourself out once you've fallen in.