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2 November 1963 (Japan) See more »
Nemuri Kyoshiro, a youthful and cynical ronin with unparalleled skill, is approached by both sides in a game of corruption... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Tokuzô Tanaka 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Seiji Hoshikawa  writer
Renzaburô Shibata  novel

Original Music by
Taichirô Kosugi 
Cinematography by
Chishi Makiura 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Yamada 
Production Management
Minoru Ôsuga .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shigeru Doi .... assistant director
Art Department
Akira Naitô .... art designer
Sound Department
Yô Kurashima .... sound effects
Masahiko Okumura .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Genken Nakaoka .... lighting technician
Other crew
Shôhei Miyauchi .... fight choreographer
Hisakazu Tsuji .... planner

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Also Known As:
"Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: Sappocho" - Japan (original title)
"Enter Kyoshiro Nemuri the Swordman" - International (English title)
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82 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Not so good first episode in a long running series, 12 August 2001
Author: deadjoe from Montreal, Canada

Nemury Kyoshiro was one of the most well know chanbara series in Japan. With Raizo Ishikawa who died at 37 years old.

I have a huge deception when i see this movie. When you compare with the first Zatoichi or another chanbara of the time, you find this one very boring. But unlike other series like James Bond or Zatoichi for example, the better have to come.

Watch for the other. As the series evolve, the film are better. (sorry for my bad english)

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