Yojiro Takita's epic film set at the end of the Edo period in Kyoto tells the story of Kanichiro Yoshimura, a lone Samurai whose sole purpose in life was to make enough money to support his family. His fellow warriors initially view him as dishonorable for this mercenary approach, especially Saito, another member of the Shinsengumi, guardians of the Imperial capital. It is here that Kanichiro proves himself time and time again as a master swordsman, eventually earning the respect of Saito and the other samurai.

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When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)

Martial Arts

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Yojiro Takita's epic film set at the end of the Edo period in Kyoto tells the story of Kanichiro Yoshimura, a lone Samurai whose sole purpose in life was to make enough money to support his family. His fellow warriors initially view him as dishonorable for this mercenary approach, especially Saito, another member of the Shinsengumi, guardians of the Imperial capital. It is here that Kanichiro proves himself time and time again as a master swordsman, eventually earning the respect of Saito and the other samurai.

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Cast
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Kiichi Nakai

Kanichiro Yoshimura
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Kôichi Satô

Hajime Saitô
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Yui Natsukawa

Shizu / Mitsu
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Takehiro Murata

Chiaki Ono
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Miki Nakatani

Nui
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Yûji Miyake

Jiroemon Ono
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Yoshinori Hiruma

Shinpachi Nagakura
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Keisuke Horibe

Yasunoshin Shinohara
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Atsushi Itô

Young Chiaki Ono
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Hideaki Itô

Yoshinobu Tokugawa
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Ryo Kase

Shûhei Kondô
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Momo Nakayama

Young Mitsu Yoshimura
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Eugene Nomura

Toshizô Hijikata
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Ayumu Saitô

Kashitaro Itô
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Masato Sakai

Sôji Okita
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Sansei Shiomi

Isami Kondô
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Kôji Tsukamoto

Sonoyama
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Sora Tôma

Kaichirô Yoshimura
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Tatsuo Yamada

Sasuke
Crew
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Yôjirô Takita

Director
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Jiro Asada

Writer
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Takehiro Nakajima

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When the Last Sword is Drawn

(DVD)

12/27/2005

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