Zatoichi on the Road 1963

Kimiyoshi Yasuda

Blind swordsman/masseuer Ichi (or "Zatoichi") is asked by a dying man to deliver the maiden Mitsu (or "Omitsu") to her family in Edo, and Zatoichi feels honor-bound to do so. But rival gangs each have an interest in kidnapping the girl for ransom. Zatoichi joins with one of the gangs when the other gang captures Mitsu, but he then finds that to rescue her, he must fight both gangs. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Runtime: 1 hour and 25 minutes

 

Credits

Cast

  • Teruko Omi Palaquin receptionist
  • Gen Kimura Yakuza enforcer
  • Yutaka Nakamura Matsu
  • Shôsaku Sugiyama Boss Hikozo of Doyama
  • Sonosuke Sawamura Boss Tobei of Shimozuma
  • Yoshio Yoshida Boss Tomegoro of Kagotame
  • Matasaburô Niwa Yamada
  • Reiko Fujiwara Hisa
  • Ryuzo Shimada Jingorô
  • Shiho Fujimura Mitsu
  • Shintarô Katsu Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za (guild for the blind)

Writers

  • Minoru Inuzuka
  • Kan Shimozawa

Producers

  • Ikuro Kubokawa