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Zatoichi (1989) Poster

(1989)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Shintarô Katsu

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Tatsumi Ichiyama ... (screenplay)
Shintarô Katsu ... (screenplay)
Tsutomu Nakamura ... (screenplay)
Kyôhei Nakaoka ... (adaptation)
Kan Shimozawa ... (story)

Cast (in credits order)  

Shintarô Katsu ... Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za
Kanako Higuchi Kanako Higuchi ... Boss Han Bosatsu
Takanori Jinnai Takanori Jinnai ... Inspector Hanshu
Ryûtarô Gan Ryûtarô Gan ... Boss Goemon (as Takehiro Okumura)
Yûya Uchida Yûya Uchida ... Boss Akabei
Toyomi Kusano Toyomi Kusano ... Ume
Tsurutarô Kataoka Tsurutarô Kataoka ... Tsuru
Miho Nakayama
Ken Ogata Ken Ogata ... Rônin / Masterless samurai
Norihei Miki ... Zatoichi's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naonori Aihara Naonori Aihara
Ryo Akashi Ryo Akashi
Buntaro Aoyanaki Buntaro Aoyanaki
Yosuke Ara Yosuke Ara
Gô Awazu Gô Awazu ... Kame
Daisuke Ban Daisuke Ban
Hisae Doi Hisae Doi
Takashi Ebata Takashi Ebata
Mayumi Fuji Mayumi Fuji
Noboru Fujita Noboru Fujita
Seiji Fujita Seiji Fujita
Satoru Fukasaku Satoru Fukasaku
Masako Fukuhara Masako Fukuhara
Benzo Fukuyama Benzo Fukuyama
Shinji Funawatari Shinji Funawatari
Takeyuki Funawatari Takeyuki Funawatari
Masato Goto Masato Goto
Tadashi Hagiwara Tadashi Hagiwara
Akemi Hanawa Akemi Hanawa
Eugene Harada Eugene Harada
Itsuo Harada Itsuo Harada
Hiroshi Hasegawa Hiroshi Hasegawa
Tsuneyuki Hasegawa Tsuneyuki Hasegawa
Yukihiko Hatake Yukihiko Hatake
Miyako Hattori Miyako Hattori
Keiko Hirade Keiko Hirade
Akemi Hirano Akemi Hirano
Akira Hoshino Akira Hoshino
Mutsuko Hoshino Mutsuko Hoshino
Shinzô Hotta Shinzô Hotta ... (as Shinzo Hotta)
Masaru Ibuki Masaru Ibuki
Kenzo Ihara Kenzo Ihara
Shogo Ikegami Shogo Ikegami
Riki Ikenaga Riki Ikenaga
Mika Iketani Mika Iketani
Taisuke Imai Taisuke Imai
Junko Ishida Junko Ishida
Masao Ishiguro Masao Ishiguro
Daisuke Ito Daisuke Ito
Kenichiro Ito Kenichiro Ito
Kuji Ito Kuji Ito
Setsuo Iwai Setsuo Iwai
Sayuri Iwasaki Sayuri Iwasaki
Saburô Kadowaki Saburô Kadowaki
Hiroshi Kai Hiroshi Kai
Fumihiro Kaijyo Fumihiro Kaijyo
Kentarô Kaji Kentarô Kaji
Yoriko Kajikawa Yoriko Kajikawa
Makoto Kanegata Makoto Kanegata
Kenzo Kaneko Kenzo Kaneko
Keizô Kanie Keizô Kanie
Koichi Kase Koichi Kase
Mie Kataoka Mie Kataoka
Shuji Kato Shuji Kato
Osamu Katô Osamu Katô
Shigeo Katô Shigeo Katô
Yukio Katô Yukio Katô
Koji Kawahara Koji Kawahara
Atsushi Kawashita Atsushi Kawashita
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani
Kiyosumi Kida Kiyosumi Kida
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
Koichi Kikukawa Koichi Kikukawa
Kazumori Kimura Kazumori Kimura
Kumi Kimura Kumi Kimura
Haruichi Kitami Haruichi Kitami
Satomi Kitamira Satomi Kitamira
Tomoyuki Kizawa Tomoyuki Kizawa
Hiroyuki Kobayashi Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Minamura Koda Minamura Koda
Yûsuke Koike Yûsuke Koike
Eiji Koshutake Eiji Koshutake
Akira Kubo Akira Kubo
Toshizô Kuon Toshizô Kuon
Kiiko Kurokawa Kiiko Kurokawa
Ryôichi Kusanagi Ryôichi Kusanagi
Mitsuo Makishima Mitsuo Makishima
Satoshi Manabe Satoshi Manabe
Takeyuki Masujima Takeyuki Masujima
Shin Matsukawa Shin Matsukawa
Asao Matsumoto Asao Matsumoto
Kozo Matsumoto Kozo Matsumoto
Kazuko Matsumura Kazuko Matsumura
Shinobu Matsunaga Shinobu Matsunaga
Ken'ichi Matsuno Ken'ichi Matsuno
Kôji Miemachi Kôji Miemachi
Ryo Mihara Ryo Mihara
Kyoko Mimasa Kyoko Mimasa
Sho Mimune Sho Mimune
Shû Minagawa Shû Minagawa
Yoshitada Mitsui Yoshitada Mitsui
Shotaro Miyagawa Shotaro Miyagawa
Kôta Mizumori Kôta Mizumori
Fumikazu Morihashi Fumikazu Morihashi
Takami Morioka Takami Morioka
Sachiko Moriyuki Sachiko Moriyuki
Seishichi Mukae Seishichi Mukae
Yûki Nagata Yûki Nagata
Daisuke Naito Daisuke Naito
Masataka Nakamura Masataka Nakamura
Kyôko Nakano Kyôko Nakano
Yayoi Nariyama Yayoi Nariyama
Kanako Natsukawa Kanako Natsukawa
Yuuki Natsusaka Yuuki Natsusaka
Kazumasu Negishi Kazumasu Negishi
Takeo Niimi Takeo Niimi
Ninryu Ninryu
Yoshiko Nishi Yoshiko Nishi
Kazuya Nomura Kazuya Nomura
Yû Numazaki Yû Numazaki
Kyoko Nunomura Kyoko Nunomura
Takashi Odajima Takashi Odajima
Kyôko Oguma Kyôko Oguma
Kumiko Ohta Kumiko Ohta ... (as Kumiko Ota)
Ryôji Okamoto Ryôji Okamoto
Tatsuya Okamoto Tatsuya Okamoto
Kazu Okubo Kazu Okubo
Tadashi Okumura Tadashi Okumura
Miyuki Omiya Miyuki Omiya
Yoshiyuki Oniwa Yoshiyuki Oniwa
Yukio Onuki Yukio Onuki
Nobu Osako Nobu Osako
Mitsuyuki Oshima Mitsuyuki Oshima
Yoshio Otake Yoshio Otake
Terukazu Ryu Terukazu Ryu
Kakuya Saeki Kakuya Saeki
Koji Sai Koji Sai
Yoshio Saito Yoshio Saito
Sachio Sakai Sachio Sakai
Bontaro Sakata Bontaro Sakata
Masakatsu Sakata Masakatsu Sakata
Fumio Sasaki Fumio Sasaki
Manami Sase Manami Sase
Miyo Satsukime Miyo Satsukime
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô
Yûji Sawayama Yûji Sawayama
Atsushi Seki Atsushi Seki
Hiroyuki Sekimizu Hiroyuki Sekimizu
Kazuyuki Senwatari Kazuyuki Senwatari
Mihoko Shibata Mihoko Shibata
Naoto Shigemizu Naoto Shigemizu
Shinichi Shimizu Shinichi Shimizu
Tomoyuki Shimura Tomoyuki Shimura
Yukie Shimura Yukie Shimura
Nanako Shindo Nanako Shindo
Kaoru Shinoda
Yoshito Shiraishi Yoshito Shiraishi
Mako Shirokuma Mako Shirokuma
Kyoko Sotokawa Kyoko Sotokawa
Emiko Suga Emiko Suga
Takae Sugano Takae Sugano
Hiroshi Sugita Hiroshi Sugita
Akio Suzuki Akio Suzuki
Chiaki Suzuki Chiaki Suzuki
Kazuya Suzuki Kazuya Suzuki
Keiko Suzuki Keiko Suzuki
Yuka Suzuki Yuka Suzuki
Fumihiko Tachiki
Kimiko Tajima Kimiko Tajima
Reiko Takahashi Reiko Takahashi
Seigo Takahashi Seigo Takahashi
Yutaka Takahashi Yutaka Takahashi
Yoshiyuki Takaichi Yoshiyuki Takaichi
Kohei Takano Kohei Takano
Chigusa Takayama Chigusa Takayama
Kasumi Takazawa Kasumi Takazawa
Kyomi Takazawa Kyomi Takazawa
Shinya Takeda Shinya Takeda
Kazuhiro Taketoshi Kazuhiro Taketoshi
Yasushi Takeuchi Yasushi Takeuchi
Ryunosuke Takigawa Ryunosuke Takigawa
Masaki Tamura Masaki Tamura
Motoharu Tamura Motoharu Tamura
Ryoji Tanaka Ryoji Tanaka
Isao Tanitsu Isao Tanitsu
Hirokazu Tanizaki Hirokazu Tanizaki
Jun Tatara Jun Tatara ... Genta
Tamoko Tawada Tamoko Tawada
Erika Togo Erika Togo
Noriko Tokihiro Noriko Tokihiro
Shogo Tomomori Shogo Tomomori
Mitsuo Tone Mitsuo Tone
Ryo Toshikura Ryo Toshikura
Takashi Totsuka Takashi Totsuka
Banjiro Tsuji Banjiro Tsuji
Noriko Tsukamoto Noriko Tsukamoto
Yuko Tsukamoto Yuko Tsukamoto
Shingo Uchiide Shingo Uchiide
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda
Sakae Umezu
Hideyuki Washigashita Hideyuki Washigashita
Masaroku Watanabe Masaroku Watanabe
Teruo Watanabe Teruo Watanabe
Hiroyuki Yamada Hiroyuki Yamada
Toshimi Yamaguchi Toshimi Yamaguchi
Kinji Yamamine Kinji Yamamine
Joe Yamanaka Joe Yamanaka ... Sukezaemon Kuroma
Keiko Yamane Keiko Yamane
Wataru Yamane Wataru Yamane
Hana Yamashina Hana Yamashina
Mitsuru Yamazaki Mitsuru Yamazaki
Isao Yasuda Isao Yasuda
Hideomi Yasukawauchi Hideomi Yasukawauchi
Kenji Yasunaga Kenji Yasunaga
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Yôjinbô / Bodyguard
Osamu Yayama Osamu Yayama
Saburo Yoko Saburo Yoko
Naritoshi Yokoo Naritoshi Yokoo
Hiroshi Yonezawa Hiroshi Yonezawa
Toru Yoshikawa Toru Yoshikawa
Roku Yoshinaka Roku Yoshinaka
Shôji Ôki Shôji Ôki
Senkichi Ômura Senkichi Ômura
Yutaka Ôyama Yutaka Ôyama

Produced by 

Shintarô Katsu ... producer
Masanori Sanada ... producer
Kiyoshi Tsukamoto ... producer

Music by 

Takayuki Watanabe

Cinematography by 

Mutsuo Naganuma

Film Editing by 

Toshio Taniguchi

Production Design by 

Chiyoo Umeda

Makeup Department 

Etsuko Egawa ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management 

Christian Alexander Morán ... post-production manager (english version) (as Christian Alexander Moran)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Umeo Minamino ... assistant director

Sound Department 

Senji Horiuchi ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department 

Tadashi Kanada ... still photographer
Hideo Kumagai ... lighting technician
Eiichi Ootani ... still photographer

Music Department 

Jonny ... composer: theme song "The Loner"

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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