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Crimson Bat, the Blind Swordswoman ()

Mekurano Oichi monogatari: Makkana nagaradori (original title)
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A young blind girl is abandoned by her mother. When her guardian is killed, she learns to wield a sword from a traveling "Ronin". She travels to seek her mother and her revenge.

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Yôko Matsuyama ...
Oichi
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Jûbê / Ukita the Samurai
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'Fire' Yasuke, Oichi's Foster Father
Chizuko Arai ...
'Top-Swinging' Obun
Jun Tatara ...
'Monkey' Nihei, Oyone's Father
Misako Tominaga ...
Ohama / Oichi's Mother
Satoshi Amatsu ...
'Devil' Denzo
Shin'ichi Yanagisawa ...
Master Masagoro
Keiko Koyanagi ...
Oyone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bin Amatsu
Michi Tanaka
Takaya Uesugi
Kôzô Yamamura

Directed by

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Sadatsugu Matsuda

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Teruo Tanaka ... (cartoon story)
 
Hajime Takaiwa ... (screenplay) &
Ichirô Miyagawa ... (screenplay) &
Ikuro Suzuki ... (screenplay)

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Tsugio Saitô ... producer

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Hajime Kaburagi

Cinematography by

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Shintarô Kawasaki

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Toshiaki Kurahashi
Toshitaka Kurahashi

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Teruo Tanaka ... animated story

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Plot Summary

In the Edo period, a 7-year-old girl is abandoned by her mother in a thunderstorm, and is blinded by a thunderbolt that falls close to her. Yasuke protects her, and becomes her foster-father, until he is killed by some roving men. A Ronin named Ukita protects her next, and teaches her to use a cane-sword for her protection. Combined with her good hearing, her fencing will prove fateful for her enemies (a rapist, cheating dice players, and bandits) as she tries to protect another girl who was sold into slavery by her indebted father. Written by Artemis-9

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Also Known As
  • めくらのお市物語 真赤な流れ鳥 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Makkana nagaradori (Japan)
  • Blind Oichi Story: Red Bird of Flight (United States)
  • Crimson Bat, the Blind Swordswoman (World-wide, English title)
  • Crimson Bat, the Blind Swordswoman (United States)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia First of four movies based on Oichi the Blind Swordswoman, from the same studio. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Blind Swordswoman: Hellish Skin (1969). See more »

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