Hello! How are you doing, everybody? I am Mishi. Today, I want to talk about Sanjuro (椿三十郎). This is a sequel of Yojimbo. Let’s see another masterpiece of Akira Kurosawa’s movie.
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One day, at night, nine samurai secretly make a plan to reveal their boss’s corruption at the shrine. They believe that Kurofuji who is a daimyo’s chief councilor in charge of his master’s castle and Takebayashi who is a person next in rank to the chief retainer and in charge of general management and accounting is the root of the corruption. They sent a letter to Mutsuta who is a daimyo’s chief councilor in charge of his master’s castle and also Iori Izaka’s(from that nine samurai) uncle. But he turns it down. Iori went to talk to the inspector-general, Kikui about what happened, he told Iori that gather the men and come to the shrine and he will listen to them. That is why they are here.
At the moment, the main character and a ronin, Sanjuro Tsubaki comes out of a building and says that I am the third person so I can tell you that Kikui is a black curtain. They don’t believe what he said but they notice that they are surrounded by Kikui’s men already. Sanjuro tells them that let me handle this situation. One of Kikui’s men, Hanbei Muroto senses that Sanjuro has a skill of sword so they made a retreat.
Those nine samurai get disappointed in them and themselves but they don’t want to give up on revealing their corruption. They ask Sanjuro to help them. Then Sanjuro decides to cooperate them. But how can Sanjuro manage to do this? Because they are too big people to fight….. Let’s see how he gets through this situation with those nine young samurai!
Sanjuro Tsubaki(center) – Main character. He is a rough ronin but has a sword skill. His audacious act but his justice will slay the darkness!
Hanbei Muroto – Sanjuro’s rival and Kikui’s soldier. He could sense that Sanjuro has a skill so that means he has a skill too! At the end of this movie, they will make a great battle!
How to find this movie
Year : 1962
Year : 2007 (Remake version)
Opening and Ending Songs
2007 remake version
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This movie is a sequel of Yojimbo. The main character, himself acts the same way of Yojimbo. As usual, he is a dependable person for people who need a help. He is a super big brother! He is not a typical samurai guy who are serious all the time. He goofs around and makes you laugh! The funny part and serious part are blended in together and that won’t create a boring time for us to watch all the way. On Yojimbo, basically he does what he needs to do alone but this time, he has a nine samurai behind him and that makes more unique scenes. He tames young hot blooded nine samurai and become a big brother. But that made him bored or I don’t know….. He has a huge fight scene like he is venting on enemies about he can’t do whatever he wants to do! I was like how many people do you have to slay for not being able to do what he wants to do like Yojimbo. He must have been stressful to take care of those nine samurai! (*´∀｀) He is a man like that so what do you want to say? I think that is why he is a ronin and travel around a place to place. He is not a type of person who would put himself in a mold of samurai world. This is the way of Sanjuro! If you want to see how he does, why don’t you try to watch this movie?? (^(ｴ)^)
Probably, you want to check Yojimbo too.
Thank you for reading this post! Have a good day today! Bye! ( ´∀`)/~~