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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Takeshi Kitano

Writing Credits  

Takeshi Kitano ... (screenplay)
 
Kan Shimozawa ... (novels)

Cast (in credits order)  

...
Zatôichi / Ichi (as Beat Takeshi)
...
Michiyo Ôkusu ...
Aunt Oume
Gadarukanaru Taka ...
Daigorô Tachibana ...
Geisha Seitaro 'Osei' Naruto
...
Geisha Okinu Naruto
Yui Natsukawa ...
O-Shino, Hattori's Wife
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Boss Inosuke Ginzo
Saburô Ishikura ...
Boss Tashichi Ogi
Akira Emoto ...
Tavern Owner Pops
Ben Hiura ...
Tavern Gramps
Kohji Miura ...
Lord Sakai
Hideboh ...
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)
Ron II ...
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)
Suji ...
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)
Noriyasu ...
Dancing Farmer (as The Stripes)
Makoto Ashikawa ...
Carpenter
Tsumami Edamame ...
Carpenter
Kosuke Ohta ...
Carpenter
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Carpenter
Naomasa Musaka ...
Yakuza Boss on the Country Road
Shôken Kunimoto ...
Rival Swordsman
Daigaku Sekine ...
Ginzo's Henchman I
Koji Koike ...
Boss Funahachi
Koji Kiryu ...
Dice Dealer at Funahachi's Joint
Taigi Kobayashi ...
Funahachi's Bodyguard
Ayano Yoshida ...
Young O-Kinu
Taichi Saotome ...
Young O-Sei (Seitaro)
Kanji Tsuda ...
Playboy at Home
Ikki Goto ...
Kuchinawa Underling 1
Yoshio Nakamura ...
Kuchinawa Underling 3
Hiroaki Noguchi ...
Kuchinawa Underling 5
Shinichi Nakatsu ...
Kuchinawa Underling 2
Toru Yonezu ...
Kuchinawa Underling 4
P. Man ...
Tavern Customer 4
Al Kitago ...
Farmer Boy 1
Omiya no Matsu ...
Farmer Boy 2
Tsutomu Takeshige ...
Farmer Boy 4
Gambino Kobayashi ...
Farmer Boy 5
Sammy Moremore Jr. ...
Farmer Boy 6
Muhômatsu ...
Farmer Boy with a Spear (as Muhomatsu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yasushi Higuchi
Ryûki Kitaoka
Isao Ogura
Masayoshi Ohzeki
Kenji Takechi ...
Yakuza
Yôji Tanaka
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Produced by 

Makoto Kakurai ... assistant producer
Shinji Komiya ... line producer
Jack Maeby ... producer (English language version)
Masayuki Mori ... producer: Office Kitano
Chieko Saitô ... planner
Tsunehisa Saitô ... producer: Saitô Entertainment
Masanori Sanada ... co-producer
Takio Yoshida ... co-producer

Music by 

Keiichi Suzuki

Cinematography by 

Katsumi Yanagijima

Film Editing by 

Takeshi Kitano
Yoshinori Ohta

Casting By 

Takefumi Yoshikawa

Production Design by 

Norihiro Isoda

Costume Design by 

Yohji Yamamoto

Makeup Department 

Kakusei Fujiwara ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management 

Kensei Mori ... production manager

Sound Department 

Senji Horiuchi ... sound designer
Akira Nakano ... sound recordist
Kenji Shibasaki ... sound effects

Camera and Electrical Department 

Hitoshi Takaya ... lighting director
Toshio Watanabe ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Kazuko Kurosawa ... costume supervisor

Other crew 

Marc Handler ... voice director: English version / writer: English version
Hideboh ... choreographer: tap dancing (as The Stripes)
Richard Lormand ... publicist: international
Noriyasu ... choreographer: tap dancing (as The Stripes)
Ron II ... choreographer: tap dancing (as The Stripes)
Haru Shôbara ... script supervisor
Suji ... choreographer: tap dancing (as The Stripes)

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