Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman


新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Shin Zatōichi Yabare! Tōjinken
New Zatoichi: Slash! Tangese Sword

Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Assistant Producer Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Takayuki Yamada
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Hiroshi Mima
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Isao Tomita
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date January 13, 1971
Runtime 94 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Followed by Zatoichi at Large (1972)
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新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Shin Zatōichi Yabare! Tōjinken
New Zatoichi: Slash! Tangese Sword

Staff
Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Assistant Producer Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Takayuki Yamada
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Hiroshi Mima
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Isao Tomita
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Info
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date January 13, 1971
Runtime 94 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Followed by Zatoichi at Large (1972)

A Chinese martial artist, Wang Kang, travels to Japan to pay his respects to a fellow student at a Buddhist temple. He befriends another Chinese couple and their son, Xiaorong. When Xiaorong wanders into the path of a procession of a tribute, the samurai threaten to kill him. Xiaorong’s parents are killed instead and Wang Kang flees with the child. They meet Zatoichi, who befriends them despite not understanding their language. They take shelter at a farmhouse at the edge of the territory. When Zatoichi goes to buy food, another gang informs the local boss, Tobei, of Wang Kang’s whereabouts. Tobei seeks the bounty on Wang Kang to earn favor with the other yakuza. Tobei’s men break into the farmhouse and slay the farmer and his wife, taking their daughter Oyone prisoner. Wang Kang and Xiaorong escape again.

Tobei reveals to Oyone that Zatoichi is also yakuza, and insinuates that Zatoichi informed on them. When Zatoichi arrives to rescue her, she casts him aside and returns to find Wang Kang and Xiaorong. Oyone leads them to the temple where Wang Kang reunites with Kakuzen, his old friend from training. However, Kakuzen has been corrupted by yakuza culture in Japan, and plots to take Wang Kang’s bounty for himself. He allows Tobei’s men to invade the temple, and while they fail to assassinate Wang Kang they succeed in capturing Xiaorong. They plan an exchange, which is really a trap to ensnare Wang Kang. Wang Kang is convinced that Zatoichi is working with the yakuza, and swears to kill him when they next meet.

Zatoichi arrives and proves to Oyone that Kakuzen is the real traitor. Zatoichi rescues Xiaorong and leaves him with Oyone. He goes to intercept the false prisoner exchange and defeats Tobei and his men. Wang Kang also slays many of Tobei’s men en route to the exchange and finally crosses swords with Zatoichi. Even though Zatoichi knows the truth, he is unable to communicate with Wang Kang, and is forced to fight him for his life. Zatoichi reluctantly slays Wang Kang, and mourns him.

製作
Producer
勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu
製作補佐
Assistant Producer
西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
安田公義
Kimiyoshi Yasuda

山田隆之
Takayuki Yamada
撮影
Photography
牧浦地志
Chikashi Makiura
録音
Sound
大谷巌
Iwao Otani
照明
Lighting
美間博
Hiroshi Mima
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
音楽
Music
富田勲
Isao Tomita
編集
Editor
谷口登司夫
Toshio Taniguchi
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
擬斗
Action
楠本栄一
Eiichi Kusumoto
助監督
Assistant Director
太田昭和
Akikazu Ota
製作主任
Production Manager
眞田正典
Masanori Sanada
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

浜木綿子(東宝)
Yuko Hamaki (Toho)

南原宏冶
Koji Nanbara

寺田路恵
Michie Terada

安部徹
Toru Abe

佐々木孝丸
Takamaru Sasaki

花沢徳衛
Kanade Hanzawa
てんぷくトリオ
Tenpuku Trio
三波伸介
Shinsuke Minami

伊東四朗
Shoro Ito

戸塚睦夫
Mutsuo Totsuka

汪玲(ワンリン)
Wang Ling (Wan Lin)

張翼(チュンイ)
Cheung Yik (Chun I)

大川修
Osamu Okawa

早川雄三
Yuzo Hayakawa

森章二
Shoji Mori

山本一郎
Ichiro Yuki

大前均
Kin Omae

香川雅人(子役)
Masato Kagawa (Child)

橋本力
Chikara Hashimoto

原聖四郎
Shiro Harasei

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

九段吾郎
Goro Kudan

秋山勝俊
Katsutoshi Akiyama

佐藤京一
Kyoichi Sato

岩田正
Tadashi Iwata

小林加奈枝
Kanae Kobayashi

黒木現
Gen Kuroki

勝村淳
Jun Katsumura

新関順司郎
Shinjiro Shinsho

伴勇太郎
Yutaro Ban

暁新二郎
Shinjiro Akira

里見潤
Jun Satomi

松田剛武
Takeshi Matsuda

大杉潤
Jun Osugi

王羽(ワンユー)
Wang Yu (Wan Yuu)
監督
Director
安田公義
Kimiyoshi Yasuda