Kikumaru Okuda


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Lady Snowblood (1973) - Before We Enter The World The mature Yuki (Meiko Kaji, title character) explains some of the background of her mission to dissolute warlord Matsuemon (Hitoshi Takagi), director Toshya Fujita using graphics inspired by the original Manga author Kazuo Koiki, in Lady Snowblood, 1973.
Lady Snowblood (1973) - You Are An Asura Demon The opening, based on the Manga by Kazuo Koiki, from director Toshiya Fujita and screenwriter Norio Osada, as the mother (Sayo Kashima) is near death in childbirth in a 19th century Japanese prison, the birth of the title character, from Lady Snowblood, 1973.
Lady Snowblood (1973) - You Were Not Born A Human Child As referenced directly in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill pictures, young Yuki (Mayumi Maemura, the title character) in training with priest Dokai (Ko Nishimura) for her career as an “asura demon,” in director Toshiya Fujita’s celebrated Lady Snowblood, 1973.
Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance (1974) - As Befits Your Name Rescued from her own official execution, Yuki (Meiko Kaji, title character) is taken to mysterious secret policeman Kikui (Shin Kishida) and challenged to a mission in director Toshyia Fujita’s sequel Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance, 1974.
Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance (1974) - You Won't Get Away! Injured by a bear-trap after wandering into the camp of a stranger, Yuki (Meiko Kaji, title character) is again assaulted by the police led by Inspector Maruyama (Rin’ichi Yamamoto), in a famous credit sequence by director Toshyia Fujita, in Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance, 1974.
Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance (1974) - Traitor's Graves Posing as a maid in the home of wanted anarchist Ransui (Juzo Itami), Yuki (Meiko Kaji, title character) learns that he knows she’s the famous assassin, working for the secret police, and learns of his own motivations, in Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance, 1974.
Lady Snowblood (1973) - Revenge Immediately following the scene of her birth, in which her dying mother vowed she would carry on her vendetta, Yuki (Meiko Kaji, title character) meets Shibayama (Hosei Komatsu) and his crew, in Lady Snowblood, 1973, the chief inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films.
Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance (1974) - Her Journey Of Vengeance Opening the sequel, based like the original on the Manga by Kazuo Koiki, Yuki (Meiko Kaji, title character) visits the grave of her teacher, and director Toshiya Fujita begins his historical framing, in Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance, 1974.

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