The Last Samurai

Synopsis: Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom?
Genre: Action, Drama
159 min

A Shochiku production

In Kyoto In 1864, the leaders of the

Shinsen free corps, in favor of the shogun

slaughter a group of

pro-imperial activists.

The leaders of the Shinsen: Kondo Isami,

Okita Soji,

Hijikata Toshizo.


We won!

The Shogunate will have to acknowledge us.

We showed the world

how strong the Shinsengumi is!

It's going to be hot today.

By the way...

It's the Ghion festival.

Shall we go together tonight?


Executive Producer:

Yoyoji Mishima

From a novel by Shotaro Ikenami


Takeo Kunihiro et Kenji Misumi

Masao Kosugi

Art direction:
Chiyoo Umeda

Akira Ifukube


Hideki Takahashi

Ken Ogata

Keiko Matsuzaka

Kiwako Taichi

Asao Sano

Chikako Hon'ami

Takahiro Tamura

Shunya Wazaki

Ryutaro Tatsumi

Jiro Sakagami

Teruhiko Saigo

Masaomi Kondo

Kenji Misumi

First part:
The wind of destiny


Sorry, Sir.

You drunken bum!

You broke my umbrella!

Well, my umbrella is broken,

and so is yours.

We're even.

Aren't we?

How impudent! Apologize!

Down on your knees!

Stop it!

You low-class

country samurai!

What? You're dead.

That will teach you.

Damn moron!


We'll meet again.

Hold on, Master.

Are you all right?

I'll take you home.

Thank you, I'm almost there.

You are very kind.

I'll carry you.

Listen Sir.

You are really kind.

Sorry to bother you.

At least tell me your name.

- Let's go to the police.

- Won't be necessary.

But 3 samurai were hurt.

Nobody got killed, did they?

Nobody got killed, did they?

But what happened?

You've been drinking?

You've been fighting?

No, I stumbled down.

I don't know who you are, Sir

but I'm very grateful.

I'm going in.

Thank you.

Uncle, aunt,

how are you doing?

My name is Toranosuke.

Sugi Toranosuke!

Of course!

I hadn't recognized you.

My nephew, Toranosuke!

Yes, your nephew is here!

How happy I am!

Come on in.

- He's wet.

- It doesn't matter. Come in.

How many years since last time?

Eight, I think.

Where did you go to?

Almost everywhere, with sensei.

Your sensei is...

the man who saved your life?

Where will you stay?

At your father's?


You should at least go see him.

I don't want to.

I understand,

but he'd be happy to see

the strong fellow you've become.

Wouldn't he?

You look so healthful.

When young, you used to look sickly.

But you're a little

too late coming back.

Your half-brother

inherited the Sugi House.

I didn't come back to

get my inheritance.

Open up!

Your brother is dead!

How did he die?

It can't be.

I saw him a while ago.

Your father?

Coming back home

he fell down in front of the gate.

Come quick!

I came across him in the street.

He pretended he did not

recognize me.

That's so sad.

He really wanted to see you again.

The strength of his will

made you come back here.


Where's Toranosuke?

I don't know.

My darling,

I want Genjiro to be your heir.

I'm only your second wife,

but Toranosuke is sickly.

He'll die before he is 20.

The doctor said so.

Disown him.

And put Genjiro in his place.

I'll think about it.

You always say that.

But you never do anything.

Here lies Sugi Hirauemon

Why did you build his grave here,

and not in the family vault

inside the temple?

You did not even put

his ashes here?

For me, this stone will be his grave.

His ashes don't matter.

I only want to pray for his soul.

It was a near thing, boy.

You wanted to drown and die?

You died once.

And now, you're back to life.

And now,

you're not the same as you were before.

Don't do it again.

Whatever happens,

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