Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980) Script

TOEI COMPANY LTD.

NINJA BUGEICHO MOMOCHI SANDAYU

(SHOGUN'S NINJA)

Momochi's castle hasn't fallen.

Lord Nobunaga is frustrated.

Can't something be done, Shogen?

Sandayu is good at battle.

As expected of a ninja of Iga.

Shut up!

The reason I called you is about the head of the hated Sandayu Momochi.

We must take him by force.

I created these two.

Kinu has no tongue to speak.

Baruku has no ears to hear.

I am at one with these who do not know.

They are part of my body.

I see.

I'm depending on you.

Lord.

You can fight with something other than bows and guns.

Please leave it up to me.

HIDEYOSHI HASHIBA The courage of Koga ninja.

This is a good chance to display the terror of Shogen Shiranui.

SHOGEN SHIRANUI It's still too early to appear in the world.

At the moment, I am an instigator in the shadows for the Lord.

March in the ninth year of Tensho.

Nobunaga Oda ordered Hideyoshi Hashiba to march a far superior army to the population of Iga.

And proceeded to massacre the ninja of Iga.

MOMOCHI'S FORTRESS AT IGA It was retribution for the many times that the ninja of Iga inflicted harm upon Nobunaga over many battles.

Shogen, I am indebted to you.

SANDAYU MOMOCHI If you help, we will have the strength of a hundred.

Lord Sandayu, I can see the bitter face of Hideyoshi.

Well, tell me the strategy.


Shogen, you coward!

You planned this.

There is no cowardice in ninja.

You didn't know I was working for Hideyoshi.

That's why you will lose.

Damn.


Boss! Boss! Boss!

Takamaru.

The dagger is missing.

What?

The dagger has marks of the hidden gold mines that can control the world.

It must be here.

Find it!


Okada Highness. Okada Highness!

Momochi's fortress has fallen.

The boss has died.

Shogen Shiranui of Koga betrayed him.

Shogen?

Yes.

Under the guise of being an ally, a cowardly trap.

The Lord must have been considerably disappointed.

This wolf is proof of the Momochi family.

You must cherish it.

Here.

Old Man.

Please take care of this child.

Please come with us, Okada Highness. No.

You must hurry.

Mother!

You must go!

Takamaru.

Sometimes life is harder than death.

But you must survive no matter what.

Live well. Excuse me.


Wait! Young Highness!


Mother!

Young Highness.

Hurry.

One step too late.

Yunosuke, you mustn't forget.

The Momochi family, women and children, each and every last one of them... massacre them.

Curse me if you wish.

The lessons of a belligerent world.

No right and wrong.

Yatouji.

Old Man.

All of you, survived!

The young highness is also well. What?

Otsu, don't cry.

Get away!

Mommy! Mommy!

All of you listen! Massacre them!


MITSUHIDE AKECHI The enemy is at Honouji Temple!

June, the tenth year of Tensho, Nobunaga Oda was overtaken by Mitsuhide's military.

Shogen, who saw into Mitsuhide's military intentions secretly warned Hideyoshi.

Hideyoshi was overjoyed.

Without dirtying his own hands, the irritant Nobunaga disappeared in the flames of Honouji Temple.

HONOUJI INCIDENT

Lord Nobunaga's flag, during the battle for revenge, was captured and raised high by Hideyoshi's army.

They crushed Mitsuhide's army.

I won't go away. Damn.

Go away.

Mitsuhide's control ended in three days.

Thus, this stage of history turned and brought forth the days of Bunroku.

HIROYUKI SANADA ETSUKO SHIHOMI INTRODUCING - YUKI NINAGAWA SHOHEI HINO KAZUMA HASE, KOU KURITSU KUMIKO HIDAKA MAKI TACHIBANA, KATSUMASA UCHIDA KAZURYU LI, HITOSHI SAKIZU, TSUYOSHI IBA, HIROFUMI KOGA, SEIJI TAKESHITA, SHUNJI SASAKI

TETSURO TAMBA

YOKO NOGIWA, MASUMI HARUKAWA ASAO KOIKE, MAKOTO SATO ISAO NATSUKI SONNY CHIBA

STORY BY GORO KUSAKABE, TATSUO HONDA SCREENPLAY BY TAKATO ISHIKAWA, FUMIO KOUNAMI, ICHIRO OHTSU

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY TORU NAKAJIMA, NOBU OGAWAHARA LIGHTING-El KAICHI, EDITOR-ISAMU ICHIDA, ART DIRECTOR-YOSHIKAZU SANO

MUSIC - BUSTER

STUNT DIRECTOR - SONNY CHIBA DIRECTOR - NORIBUMI SUZUKI

Japan.

It's Japan!


This notice is regarding the thief Goemon Ishikawa, the recent ravager of society.

To the large bounty of five large coins and two ryo, 10 large coins will also be rewarded.

What a reward. I want it.

Idiot!

What are you saying?

I can't say it too loud but Goemon is an honorable thief.

Come on over. Come see.

Japan's number one greatest monkey.

Unusual tricks by Hiyoshimaru!

It doesn't do anything!

It will! It will any moment!

It doesn't at all. What's it supposed to be doing?

It will at any moment.

Please! Please!

I told you! I told you!

Something for the eyes. Come see.

Mister, you like girls.

Come on and see.

The Kabuki dance is starting.

One step away from a lover's world.

You, sir, from China, come see. One customer coming in!

Hey, hey, hey.

Shake those hips!

What are you saying?

Leave it alone!

Look at you dancers kiss.

Wow! Beautiful!

I can't take it!

Show me!

You're rude!

Insolent! Insolent!

Knock it off! Knock it off! Knock it off!

Please stop! You're filthy!

Don't mess with officials!

You!

Hey! Get him!

Get him!

Out of the way! What's going on?

He's awesome.


That is...

Momochi family's talisman sword. That's right.

Some government officials are coming!

There's a foreigner disturbing the peace!

Arrest him!

Come. Come.

He's getting away! Hurry up!

Chase him! Chase him!

This man, quietly planning to overthrow Hideyoshi, is Leyasu Tokugawa's trusted man.

HANZOU HATTORI


Monta.

Kawajiro.

Uekichi.

Young One. It's so good to have you back.

Old Man and I fell into the ocean back then, but we were saved by a Chinese ship off shore.

They took us to the mainland.

Is that so?

And Old Man?

He died.

Seven years ago.

Did Otsu make it?

You mean crybaby Otsu?

We all got separated back then.

Dead or alive, we don't know.

I see.

By the way, Young One, leave the financing of the military resurgence of the Momochi family to us.

While you live in a run-down temple like this?

It's only temporary, just to keep a low profile.

The talk about the thief Goemon Ishikawa is all around us.

Goemon? Is that true?

We're not petty thieves.

It's to shake up the infinitely hated Toyotomi's regime.

Sometimes, we spread money amongst the poor.

So they call us chivalrous.

Ishime gathers intelligence and handles explosives.

I'm in charge of strategy.

He's a goof but can open any lock.

A goof I'm not. Leave it to me.

Uekichi is faster than a monkey.

I do odd jobs. But I can handle animals better than anyone.

Put our skills together and we are the sharpest sword in the world, Goemon Ishikawa.

In other words, a unified person.

Unified person.

Young One, take a look at this.

This is just a small portion.

I recognize that face.

Ishime.

Ishime, why are you just standing there?

Takamaru, the one we've been waiting for has finally returned.

What is this getup? A weakly Chinese Young One?

Hey, you are quite rude.

That's fine. If you don't like it, let's step outside! I'll straighten you out.

Insolent bastard!

Fine.

I'll take you on.

Come!

I'll show you my jujitsu skills.


I got it.

Young One.

Right on! Banzai! Great!

I thought Ishime was strong, but Young One is awesome.

Maybe stronger than me!

Go home. You idiot.

Where did you get this?

This? Offerings to the Buddha.

You stole again?

Hey! Look!

I've been waiting, Young One!

Yatouji!

I trained and trained them, the Spider clan.

They are prepared to become great members of the Momochi family.

This is Takamaru Momochi talking.

Our target is the head of Shogen Shiranui.

Our victory is over Hideyoshi's rule!

Therefore, the ultimate goal of the Momochi family!

FUSHIMI CASTLE Shogen.

What do you mean the bandit Goemon Ishikawa has not been captured yet?

My leadership has been challenged.

Do you actually think discipline can be maintained?

There is no excuse.

Without fail, I will.

Good. That's all right.

This isn't your duty.

Catching thieves is your brother's job.

I will be sure to tell my brother, Genosuke.

Shogen, look.

Our forces have had some successive victories.

We have momentum.

Kuroda has been attacking like this.

Shimazu is over here.

Kiyomasa Kato is especially persistent up north.

Soon, we'll even attack China.

The Korean Peninsula will be mine.

Congratulations.

I don't have enough money.

War devours money.

Your pleasure.

Shogen.

Do you remember Momochi of Iga that I twisted and crushed?

Of course.

We are still hunting remnants of the Momochi family.

We have not let up.

If only we can get our hands on their hidden gold mines.

I could easily enjoy the battles in the Peninsula a little more.

Is that Sutemaru?

SUTEMARU (THE FUTURE HIDEYORI) Here you are, here you are.

How are you?

You're a good child.

A good child, a good child.

You've shown up.

Is that right?

My dear!

YODOGIMI Please stop it. It is filthy.

Let's go, Sutemaru.

Not even the Emperor's Chief Advisor can stand up to Yodogimi and Sutemaru.

Insolent bastard!

I am to be god of the heavens!

Yatouji, I'm sorry.

I wanted to bring a healthy Old Man back to Japan.

Let's bury it amongst these unmarked graves.

Our Momochi family, currently in Japan, do not have enough land to bury the bones.

Young One.

Now that you've returned, we must reinstate the Momochi family honor.

I know.

While I was on the continent, I never once forgot about my father's regret and my mother's grudge.

Life overseas must have been difficult.

Old Man and I drifted about many lands.

Old Man died when I was fourteen.

One day, when there was no food, I was caught stealing some steamed buns.


She was Airen, the only daughter of Shaolin Master Chou Shinryu.

SUZUKA MOUNTAIN

Brother!

Welcome home.

Here's a gift for you. Open it.

Thank you.

It's beautiful.

Brother, look.

How do you like it?

It fits me well.

Really?

You've become quite a lady.

Oh, come on.

Well, you must be hungry.

I'll get it ready right away.

Otsu.

Have a seat.

What is it, brother?

I saw Takamaru of Momochi at Gojounohara in Kyoto.

He has grown to be quite strong. Really?

Brother.

I no longer have connections with the Momochi family.

I call you brother.

I am a woman raised as a daughter of the Hattori family.

I see.

Then I have something to ask of you.

Get close to Takamaru and steal his dagger.

The dagger hides the secret location of the Momochi hidden gold mine.

Young One.

With that dagger, you shouldn't have trouble financing the war.

This?

What do you mean?

In that dagger is the secret location of the Momochi hidden gold mine.

Your father told me as the castle was falling.

You must always keep it with you.

There is only half there.

Where is the other half?


Otsu.

Otsu!

Takamaru.

You're alive.

This flute has brought us together.

I haven't forgotten.

Mother's memento.

Crybaby Otsu.

I hadn't cried since then.

The flute is Mother.

The sword is Father.

Each is filled with the regrets of my deceased parents.

Otsu... Ishime, Kawajiro, Uekichi, and Monta are all alive and well.

Let's go see them. I'm sure they'll be happy to see us.

Next time.

Otsu, where are you living now?

A kind person offered me assistance.

In Osaka.

That's good.

Yatouji is also with us.

Let's go.

This should be it for today.


You're sharpening your sword. Are you seeking vengeance?

What's the matter?

I received the reward.

I told the authorities about Takamaru and your Goemon gang.

What did you say?

You needn't worry. I didn't tell them about you.

What kind of woman are you?

Stab me! Go ahead and stab me!

I'm just a stupid woman that went crazy for the money.

Let go! No! I'm not letting go!

Let go of me! No! I won't!

I can't betray my comrades.

Wait. Are you willing to orphan your child?

Touch. It's here.

Here is the precious child between you and I.

Don't go.

Don't go!


It's a chicken!


Monta.


Damn you.

Bring the Spider down from the tree!


Hold it there! Hold it there!

Get away!

Surrender!

Ishime!

Coward! Escape!


Shogen.

You're Shogen Shiranui.

Son of Momochi.

I'm amazed you're alive.

I cannot kill you yet.

Give me the dagger.


Takamaru!

Otsu!

Get away!


Takamaru!

Where is the hidden gold mine?

What is the secret within the dagger?

Spill it!

Damn. How'd they find us?

Was it Kousuke? It was him.

Shut up!


The map to the hidden gold mines.

There is only half the map.

There must be another dagger to match this map.

Who would have it?

Otsu.

Throw that flute away.

Brother.

You grew up with that flute.

You played that flute and kept your love alive.

But don't forget, Otsu.

Love is also a tool.

Love is also a tool.

You are a daughter of the Hattori clan.


Hey, you!


Who are you?

Son of Sandayu Momochi, Takamaru!


Stop! Hold it! Stop!


What? This is horrible.

On the 23rd of this month, the thieves Goemon Ishikawa will receive the penalty of kettle boiling at Sanjougawara. The Kyoto City Administration.


Monta!

Monta! Come on, damn it!

Help me! No!

No! Help me!

Hold on!

I am the real Goemon Ishikawa!

Everybody listen!

I am the real Goemon Ishikawa!

I'm Ishikawa!

I am the source of all the thievery!

My darling!

You fool! Kousuke!

My darling!

Sister!


Don't move!

Sit down.

I will inspect your faces.

Raise your faces!


Young One!

Young One!


Uekichi!

Taka!

We're going. Follow me.

Yatouji!

It's Yatouji!

Young One, escape!

Monta! Come on!

Yatouji!

Young One, take cover. Hurry!

You idiot! You, especially, are not to die! You must live!

Follow me!

Ishime!

Yatouji! Yatouji!


That Hanzou.

Let's get out of here.

Get away!

Uekichi!


ISHIME

GOSUKE UEKICHI


IGA-MOMOCHI FORTRESS RUINS

We're all that's left.

We're lost.

I'm lost.

Hey.

Somebody's there.


You're acting like a girl, Takamaru.

If you have time to cry, then you have time to kindle the fire!

How do you know me?

I know you. That dagger says it all.

Who are you?

Hakuunsai Ozawa.

Master Hakuunsai.

I will now hammer your dull edge back into shape.

On guard!

KISO


Kawajiro!

Kawajiro!

Kawajiro!

Kawajiro! Stay!

Wait until he comes back up on his own strength.

Master. Please let me go!

You fool!

The only thing you can believe in is your own strength.

It is said that a lion will throw its own cub off a cliff.

Only those that come up with their own strength will become a leader.

Master.

Excellent!

Takamaru!

If this walking stick was a fang, your hands and feet would have fallen on the ground.

Takamaru.

Hold your fangs in those arms.

Hold your fangs and make them arms. Hold your arms and make them fangs.


Kawajiro!

Kawajiro!

Kawajiro! Takamaru!

You're alive! Monta!

You have fully assimilated the Iga ninja way.

But not enough to seek vengeance.

What is it then, Master? Please teach us.

Well, fine.

This is something I received from your father, Sandayu Momochi.

I will return it.

I have heard rumors of the hidden gold mines of Momochi.

A map is engraved in these two daggers.

Put the two together and it becomes a map leading to the gold mine.


Otsu.

Why?

Don't just sit there. Explain yourself!

Make way. I'll cut you if you get in the way.

Otsu.

Otsu!

Otsu.

Why?

Otsu!

Why? Explain!

Takamaru.

Don't ask. Just cut me.

I have broke the Momochi allegiance.

Cut me!

The Momochi allegiance is important.

But one owes allegiance to those that raised them as parents.

I was raised by Hanzou Hattori.

Hanzou? He told you to steal it!

I do not want to suffer being pulled apart by two allegiances.

Please cut me!

Leave.

Leave, and tell Hanzou... if you want it, come get it yourself!

Hanzou is behind this.

How come you don't punish the one with allegiance to him?

Cut her!

Takamaru!

Please cut me!

Fine. I will do it.

Out of the way!

Otsu.

Escape!

Kid, you dare to get in my way?

Get out of here!

Stop!

Go!


Excellent!

Takamaru.

Do not forget that rhythm.

You can handle two daggers as though they were two swords.

Excellent.

Master.

Stay away!

Takamaru.

Can't you see that I'm counting on you?

You cannot achieve revenge with kindness.

You cannot defeat your enemy with compassion.

You must wear armor made of anger and pain.

You must simply be as an animal.

And challenge a person to a fight.

Like an animal.


Above!

Let the thunder of anger howl in the heavens.

Let hate burn amongst the dead.

Takamaru.

From tonight, you are the second generation of Sandayu Momochi, Takamaru.

Master.

Farewell.


Why couldn't you do it?

Why couldn't you do it? Otsu!

Have you forgotten the allegiance of the ninja. Otsu?

Brother. Help Takamaru.

You're sure there are now two daggers?

Takamaru has no ambition for status or money.

He only wants to avenge his family and bring down Shogen Shiranui.

That is the only reason he came back to Japan.

Please help him.

I love him.

I love Takamaru.


Otsu.

Is your life that precious?

Precious? I don't want to die.

Not even the Chief Advisor Minister to the Emperor can beat sickness.

How fleeting life is.

Don't be so weak.

Leave.

Shogen, come closer.

It's all right. Put him here.

As I enter the heavens, what is most on my mind is the fate of young Sutemaru.

Shogen.

What do you think of Leyasu?

I can't read his ulterior motives.

He is supposed to be at Kitanosho in the land of Echizen.

It is the territory of his son Hideyasu.

Lord. What do you want of me?

From Leyasu in Kitanosho, I want to be granted victory.

And what of Leyasu's response?

I want it.

Like this.

If this opportunity is missed, Toyotomi will create evil in perpetuity.

I'm depending on you.

Yes.

By the way,

I also have conditions.

Conditions?

In the event of the successful ascendance of Sutemaru, I want the duty of his guardianship.

You?

Yes.

According to rumors, if something happened to you, the guardianship over Sutemaru is to be Toshiie Maeda.

Lord.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime request of Shogen Shiranui.

By all means, grant this duty to me.

You?

To threaten the Chief Advisor to the Emperor.

That is me.

Well.

Fine.

But Leyasu's response absolutely must be brought here.

Shogen Shiraniu is leaving.

Shogen.

Shogen, like this.

Master Sutemaru, I anticipate your lordship.

Okay.


Otsu.

Shogen is making his move.

There is no other chance to strike.

Tell Takamaru.

He's departing Fushimi Castle on the 17th of this month.

This marks the route to Echizen Kitanosho.

Take it.

Brother.


Airen.

I have been waiting.

Airen.

Why didn't you return to your land?

A woman has no land.

A woman's land is where her lover lives.

Taka, I will fight with you.

All right?


Shogen will depart Fushimi Castle on August 17.

From Naka Path to Echizen Highway.

Washikuradatake past Ohno into Kitanosho.

Takamaru, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

You can't trust Hanzou's word.

It's true!

I wonder. It's risky.

Takamaru, believe in me.

I believe.

Taka, I believe this person.

Take a chance on it.

Understood, Otsu.

From that day, I resolved to be like an animal.

This fight is for all us animals.

We hit him at Washikuradatake.

We'll grab the upper hand in the winding roads.

Two days after leaving Kyoto, they will be fatigued.

And fortunately, Owl's Forest is nearby.

THIRD YEAR OF KEICHO, AUGUST 18th


A flying squirrel?

Or remnants of Momochi?

Just leave it and let's keep going. Our enemy is in Kitanosho.

No. Wait.

That is precisely why we cannot afford losses.

We will change our course. Pull back.


Shogen Shiranui!

I've been waiting!

Second generation of Sandayu Momochi, Takamaru!

Surprise!

Bowmen! Forward!

Hey? What are you doing?

Don't just sit there.

Shoot. Shoot! Shoot!

Hurry up! Hurry and shoot!


Enough!

Rifle squad, forward!

Oh, my God!

Damn him.

Fire!

Cease fire.

Don't waste ammunition.

These are their tactics.

Enosuke Yes.

There are six of them.

Yes, sir.

Make six groups of ten.

We'll crush them in one stroke.

Listen. Past this forest are sand dunes.

Below are swamps.

We shall keep them from going left of the road.

If we push right, then they won't escape.

Go!


Over there! Search over there!

Hurry.

Go around there!

Who's there?

All right! It was a great success!

Damn you.

Takamaru.


Split up.

Who are you?


Capture her!

Escape!


You can't reach me. Come here!

Look at you!

Prince!

Prince!

Prince. Don't die!


Stop! After them!

Go!


There he is!


Rifle squad.

Fire.

Takamaru!

Come!

Takamaru!


Kawajiro.

Hanzou.

Brother!


Shogen.

Your pride and majesty has come to an end.

What?

Next is the reign of Archduke Shiranui.

Shogen, you have become too eminent.

You are so close to power that you cannot see what is apparent.

How unfortunate.

Can you reach it?

Can you reach the power?


Airen.

Airen!

Airen!

Airen!

Taka.

Was I of any use to you?

Airen.

Taka. Now, in China...

the pear blossoms must be beautiful.

Taka.

Take care of Otsu.

Don't move.

Airen.

Airen!


Shogen!

On guard!

I've got this.

Go!


You fell for it.


At the same time, Hideyoshi Toyotomi departed from this world.

He died at the age of sixty two.

And the times brought forth a new protagonist of power, Leyasu Tokugawa.


Give me those daggers.

I refuse.

Move, Otsu.


This is my answer.

I guess that's all right.


THE END