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The Yagyu Bugeicho scrolls, kept in three separate households, could bring war to 17th-century Japan and ruin to the Yagyu family if they are put together. The Ryuzoji clan, led by Princess Yuhime, steals one of the scrolls, and the Yagyus send Jubei, their eldest son, to retrieve it. A competing clan assigns magician-samurai Tasaburo and his brother Senshiro to find two of the three scrolls, but during a struggle for its possession, the stolen scroll is torn in half by the brothers. The two part, and Senshiro continues his mission, while Tasaburo stays behind with Princess Yuhime. Jubei encounters the princess with Tasaburo's half of the scroll and kills her, but not before she is able to drop the scroll into a river. Tasaburo pursues Jubei, who finds Senshiro with the other half of the stolen scroll. After a hard battle, the Yagyu clan recover the other portion of the scroll.
Released in Japan in 1958 as Ninjutsu and Soryu hiken.