Shinobi No Mono 8

Shinobi No Mono 8, The Ninja: A New Beginning, Ninja 8, Shinsho Shinobi no Mono

Genre: Action.
Date: 1966
Parts: 3
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English

Synopsis: Towards the end of the Tenmon Era, Shogun Ashikaga`s powers were weakening by the day and many were there who planned to overthrow him. It was the beginning of the Sengoku (Warring States) period. As the movie begins, Kasumi Kanbei is testing his gunpowder in a small house when he senses men approaching. He hides his son Kojiro and the gunpowder. As the men enter, he kills two and fights the rest. One of the attackers cuts off Kanbei`s arm with a kusarigama (sickle and chain weapon). Another man kills Kanbei as two others try to steal the gunpowder. The boy and the attackers barely escape before the remaining powder explodes.Twenty years later, Takeda Shingen and Tokugawa Ieyasu battle for control of Japan. Kojiro, now older, observes as a riding samurai is shot by a ninja. He tries to find the man, but is tricked and the other ninja escapes. Kojiro`s master comes by and says that the man must have been a ninja from Kai because they never fail to get Nobunaga`s messengers. He tells Kojiro to seek out Kurato Sadayu in Kai to further his skills. In Kai, Kojiro sees a man sharpening a kama that looks like the one his father was wounded by. A woman comes by to pick up the kama and he follows her to the red light district. Kojiro sleeps with Chitose and she gets up during the night to hand the kama to someone waiting outside. When she returns to bed, Kojiro holds a knife to her throat and asks if the man was Yafuse no Ijyuu – one of the men who killed his father. Chitose neither confirms nor denies the identity of the man before several men enter the room. Kojiro makes his escape and Chitose yells after him that Ijyuu is headed to Anegawa. Kojiro meets up with Ijyuu and they fight. Kojiro is wounded, but manages to cut off his enemy`s arm and finds a note on his weapon before losing consciousness from his injury. Waking to find his wound wrapped and that he`s been moved to safety, Kojiro explains to the man who saved him that he was planning to give the note to Kurato so that he could join his ninja group. The man says that he`s Kurato.Kurato Sadayu, who works for Shingen, agrees to train Kojiro. During his training, the young ninja meets Akane and learns from one of his compatriots that she`s dangerous……… Raiz? Ichikawa – Kojiro Kasumi Manami Fuji – Chitose Michiyo Ookusu – Akane (as Michiyo Yasuda) Y?nosuke It? – Sadayu Kenjiro Ishiyama Ryutaro Gomi Taketoshi Nait? Fujio Suga

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