ICHI is a 2008 Japanese movie directed by Fumihiko Sori as a a continuation of the long-running Zatoichi chanbara film series—this time with a female protagonist.
- Release date
- October 25, 2008
- Directed by
- Fumihiko Sori
- Written by
- Taeko Asano (screenplay)
- Distributed by
- Warner Bros.
A blind shamisen player named Ichi travels the countryside trying to eke out a living while defending herself from unscrupulous bandits who are constantly trying to take advantage of her seemingly helpless state. However, Ichi is anything but helpless. She spent her childhood being trained in swordsmanship by her long lost father, a man she dreams of being reunited with.
One day, she crosses paths with a man named Tōma, an expert swordsman who’s either unable or unwilling to draw his blade due to a traumatic incident from his past. When they get pulled into a vicious battle between two warring factions in a small town, Ichi becomes aware of a certain bandit warlord who may have knowledge of her father’s whereabouts. Will she find the information she’s looking for? And can Tōma find the courage to defend the town from gangsters in her absence?
|Haruka Ayase||Blind shamisen player/Ichi|
|Yukina Kashiwa||Ichi (younger)|
|Ayumi Kimura||Ichi (childhood)|
|Takao Osawa||Fujihira Touma, Ronin|
|Kazuma Chiba||Touma (childhood)|
|Shido Nakamura||Banki, boss of the Banki gang|
|Yosuke Kubozuka||Toraji, Shirakawa gang number 2|
|Akira Emoto||Chobei, boss of the Shirakawa gang|
|Riki Takeuchi||Izo, Banki gang number 2|
|Go Riju||Innkeeper Kihachi|
|Ryosuke Shima||Kotaro, inn sales boy|
|Tetta Sugimoto||Blind swordsman|
|Megumi Yokoyama||Touma's mother|
|Shiro Namiki||Inspector-general Kataoka|
|Usagi Kono||Ichi's mother|
Director Fumihiko Sori joined ICHI stars Haruka Ayase and Takao Osawa yesterday for a preview screening of the film and greetings from the stage. As is typical for these press events nothing...6 years ago
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