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February 1976 (USA) See more »
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Sonny Chiba plays the character referred to as "Mr Soh", who is based on the true life founder of [i]Shorinji Kempo[/i]... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Gory Japanese Nationalist, Martial Arts, Tearjerker. A first! See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Doshin So (as Sonny Chiba)
Yutaka Nakajima ... Kiku Sakamoto
Makoto Satô ... Kentaro Otaki
Naoya Makoto ... Hiroshi Tomoda
Sanae Kitabayashi ... Kino Nakano
Akiko Mori ... Masako
Akira Ôizumi
Hôsei Komatsu ... Sakai Osa
Kyôichi Satô ... Kaga
Genji Kawai ... Murayama Senzo
Junichi Tatsu ... Miyoshi Bungo
Kazuhide Haruta ... Michiomi Nakano
Kinji Takinami
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Takehara
Joya Sato
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ... Koiwa
Midori Hoshino ... Murayama Noriko
Toshihiko Sawada ... Kawai
Makoto Wada ... Ishihara
Shunsuke Kariya ... Matsunaga Gunji
Giichi Sugi
Sami Suzuki
Gôzô Sôma
Akira Kuji
Chû Takatsuki
Masao Hiraishi
Teruo Shimizu
Miru Rado
Teinosu Aru
Taiko Rin ... Horse thief
Shigeru Yokoyama ... Tachibana Mitsuo
Koji Miemachi
Megumi Jô
Fumie Shô
Kimie Matsui
Yuko Toshima
Hitoki Iizuka
Norihiko Umeji
Naoyuki Tsuji
Eiji Iwabuchi
Mieko Muramatsu
Osamu Yamanouchi
Jirô Sagawa
Kôji Sawada ... Kimura
Ryôjirô Nishimoto
Sakae Yamaura
Misao Haruda
Toshimichi Takahashi
Osamu Kimura
Shoji Matsushita
Fukunosuke Izumi
Kengo Miyaji ... Mitsui
Kôichi Yamada
Kenji Gotô
Masumi Osaki
Yumi Sumika ... Chieko Nakano
Yasushi Esaki
Masako Kuchitori
Akemi Koike ... Toshie Nakano
Homare Hasegawa
Yasuhito Sugawara
Kazuki Onoda
Yoichi Nanya
Kojun Ikuta
Asao Koike ... Sakae Akamatsu
Hiroshi Nawa ... Tanosuke Iwasa
Hideo Murota ... Horse thief's division head
Etsuko Shihomi ... Miho Tomoda
Tetsurô Tanba ... Nobuyuki Kobayakawa
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Naomi Katô ... Hase
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Directed by
Noribumi Suzuki 
 
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Isao Matsumoto 

Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Yoshio Nakajima 
 

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87 min
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The character Tomoda, who loses an arm, is a work of fiction, not related to the true-life one-armed practitioner who can be seen on historic clips of Shorinji Kempo.See more »
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Edited into Martial Arts Mayhem Vol. 3 (2007) (V)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Gory Japanese Nationalist, Martial Arts, Tearjerker. A first!, 2 September 1999
Author: Nathan Thomas (Nate-9) from California, USA

In one scene he helps orphans, the next he rips off someones penis and feeds it to a dog. He cries the loss of his love, the prostitute he helped get off the street...then his friend gets his arm cut off with a sword and blood spurts from the stump. All of this with Japanese Nationalist beliefs and hatred against Chinese & Americans. This does star Sonny Chiba and it isn't bad, though the drama seems a little cheesy with the orphans and everybody's fake tears. Not one of his top three films for sure.

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