Kenji Misumi

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

The inaugural film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series immediately thrust Itto Ogami into the ranks of the all-time great samurai movie icons. In this installment, the Shadow Yagyu clan plots to solidify its power by taking Ogami’s coveted position of shogun’s executioner for its own. The legendary assassin escapes with his infant son, Daigoro, and swears vengeance.

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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Cast
Tomisaburo Wakayama
Itto Ogami
Akihiro Tomikawa
Daigoro
Fumio Watanabe
Bizen-no-Kami Yagyu
Tomoko Mayama
O-Sen
Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Kurando Yagyu
Asao Uchida
Kenmotsu Sugito
Taketoshi Naito
Gyobu Ichige
Yoshi Kato
Danjo Tonami
Keiko Fujita
Azami Ogami
Teruo Matsuyama
Monnosuke
Yunosuke Ito
Retsudo Yagyu
Akiji Kobayashi
Narrator
Credits
Director
Kenji Misumi
Produced by
Shintaro Katsu
Produced by
Hisaharu Matsubara
Screenplay by
Kazuo Koike
Based on the manga by
Kazuo Koike
Based on the manga by
Goseki Kojima
Cinematography by
Chikashi Makiura
Sound by
Tsuchitaro Hayashi
Lighting by
Hiroshi Mima
Production design by
Akira Naito
Music by
Hideaki Sakurai
Edited by
Toshio Taniguchi
Fight choreography
Eiichi Kusumoto
Assistant director
Mitsuaki Tsuji
Sound effects
Toru Kurashima

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