Nemuri Kyoshiro, the half-breed son of a Japanese noblewoman raped by a Christian missionary, lives only for the moment, amused by the chaos that surrounds him. But those who decide to use him for their own ends soon discover that they have made a fatal error! For Kyoshiro wields the fabled Musou-Masamune blade, and is master of the most subtle and deadly technique in all of swordplay, the Full Moon Cut. All those who challenge him must face...The Sleepy Eyes of Death!
One of the most iconic and longest-running samurai film series of all time. Starring the incomparable Raizo Ichikawa, “The James Dean of Japan”. Based on the writings of legendary novelist Renzaburo Shibata. Films 5-8 in a 12-part film series.
#5 : Sword of Fire
When Kyoshiro, in a moment of weakness, saves the life of a woman being attacked on the road, he quickly finds himself entangled in a conspiracy involving a corrupt chamberlain, a wily merchant, the survivors of a pirate gang, and a missing treasure trove.
#6 : Sword of Satan
A little boy who just wants to be a carpenter is at the center of a plot that might topple -- or save -- a mighty Clan, and while the swords of some angry samurai may not cause Kyoshiro much trouble, the deadly wiles of two women may be more difficult to survive!
#7 : Mask of the Princess
Everyone's favorite sadist, Princess Kiku is back, and this time she's got a squad of Ninja to do her dirty-work. And after what Kyoshiro did to her the last time they met, this time she wants him to suffer -- really suffer -- before he dies.
#8 : Sword of Villainy
To avenge the death of their master, who launched an uprising to help the poor, his students hatch a plot to burn down Edo Castle when all the high officials are inside. To save hundreds of thousands of people who live near the castle, Kyoshiro finds himself helping the government he despises