“Shogun Assassin” quotes

Movie Shogun Assassin
Title Shogun Assassin
Year 1980
Directors Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi
Genre Adventure, Action
Plot – Yagyu clan aims to the position of Shogunate Decapitator. Currently Itto Ogami covers the position, but the clan kills his wife and pushes Ogami to do harakiri. When the samurai discovers the plot, he swears to take revenge, starting a journey throughout Japan and offering his killing skills.
All actors – Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki, Shôgen Nitta, Shin Kishida, Akihiro Tomikawa, Lamont Johnson, Marshall Efron, Sandra Bernhard, Vic Davis, Lennie Weinrib, Lainie Cooke
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  • “When we're on a mission, I keep count of how many ninja my father kills. He says not to keep count, only to pray for their souls. But if I don't keep count, I don't know how many souls to pray for. So I keep count. So far it's three hundred and forty-two.”
    Gibran Evans - Daigoro
    [Tag:killing, prayer, soul]
  • “- The Shogun: Listen to me, Lone Wolf! I want your head!
    - Lone Wolf: You cannot kill me! By my eternal vow, I will destroy you!
    - The Shogun: You and your son are cursed for ever more!
    - Lone Wolf: Send your ninja! I'll kill them all!”

    Tokio Oki - The Shogun
    Tomisaburô Wakayama - Lone Wolf
    [Tag:killing, rivalry]
  • “When cut across the neck, a sound like wailing winter winds is heard, they say. I'd always hoped to cut someone like that someday, to hear that sound. But to have it happen to my own neck is ridiculous.”

    Minoru Ôki - Master of Death
    [Tag:death, sound]
  • “- Lord Kurogawa: We hunt a man called Lone Wolf who fought a duel with our Shogun's heir.
    - Supreme Ninja: What was the outcome of the duel?
    - Lord Kurogawa: Terrible.”

    Akiji Kobayashi - Lord Kurogawa
    Kayo Matsuo - Supreme Ninja
    [Tag:duel, fighting]
  • “I wish it was different. But a wish is only a wish.”

    Gibran Evans - Daigoro
    [Tag:regret, wishes]
  • “When I was little, my father was famous. He was the greatest Samurai in the empire, and he was the Shogun's decapitator. He cut off the heads of 131 lords for the Shogun. It was a bad time for the empire. The Shogun just stayed inside his castle and he never came out. People said his brain was infected by devils, and that he was rotting with...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Gibran Evans - Daigoro
    [Tag:evil, killing, rivalry]
  • “It was a bad time. Everybody living in fear, but still we were happy. My father would come home to mother, and when he had seen her, he would forget about the killings.”
    Gibran Evans - Daigoro
  • “One night the Shogun sent his ninja spies to our house. They were supposed to kill my father, but they didn't. That was the night everything changed, forever. That was when my father left his samurai life and became a demon. He became an assassin who walks the road of vengeance. And he took me with him. I don't remember most of this myself. I...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Gibran Evans - Daigoro