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Hirô Matsuda (writer)
Sadao Nakajima (writer)
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Release Date:
14 January 1989 (Japan) See more »
Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Cool samurai/adventure film See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)
Ken Ogata ... Igo Gyobu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norihito Arai ... Koori Deneemon
Toshihiro Asari ... Sobue Iori

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Iba Shoemon (as Sonny Chiba)

Seizô Fukumoto
Jianqiang Hu ... Shishi Jingoemon
Miyuki Kanô ... Yajima no Tsubone
Masaki Kyômoto ... Tokugawa Iemitsu
Hiroki Matsukata ... Abe Shigetsugu
Takeshi Maya ... Hotta Masatoshi
Hiroyuki Nagato ... Tagaya Rokubee
Masataka Naruse ... Domon Genzaburo
Sayoko Ninomiya ... Oman no Kata
Yûji Oda ... Tobe Saheiji
Ippei Shigeyama ... Takechiyo
Tetsurô Tanba ... Hotta Masamori

Directed by
Yasuo Furuhata 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hirô Matsuda  writer
Sadao Nakajima  writer

Produced by
Shigeru Okada .... producer
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
Film Editing by
Eifu Tamaki 
Art Direction by
Norimichi Igawa 
Shin'ichi Chiba .... stunt/combat coordinator (as Sonny Chiba)
Jianqiang Hu .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kiyoshi Kitasaka .... camera operator
Other crew
Jianqiang Hu .... choreographer

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114 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Cool samurai/adventure film, 3 June 2004
Author: Yocke from Sweden

This was a cool samurai/adventure film. Lots of swordplay action, and lots of other cool action scenes too. Too bad Sonny Chiba's not in it more than he is though. He plays the main villain, so we don't get to follow him as much as the team of heroes.

The story is about a child who is the heir to become the next shogun, but the bad guys doesn't want that. They want some other kid to become the next shogun instead. Anyway, to become the next shogun the kid has to be in a certain temple at a certain time, and it's up to the good guys to get him there, and the bad guys try to stop them.

This is pop-samurai action at its best. Go look for it.

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