Ichi is a goze who is travelling Japan in search of her mentor, who was the actual Zatoichi. She was born blind. As an infant, Zatoichi rescued her and left her in the care of a group of goze, visiting her and secretly teaching her the techniques Zatoichi had mastered. After being abused, she is exiled by the goze. Zatoichi suspiciously never returned to visit her again, thus she began searching for him. While on her search, she gets involved in a war between residents of a small village ruled by a yakuza gang and a group of bandits, Banki-to.
Cast & Credits
The characters were great, had their own stories and their chemistry was good.
The acting was really good, too and felt very real. The scenery and costumes didn't look fake, either.
The music was fitting, traditional and dramatic. Ichi's singing was wonderful.
I recommend you to watch this. :)
This movie was interesting and quick-paced, the fight scenes quick and stylized, and Ayase Haruka, besides being as pretty as ever (even dressed in rags!), is entirely convincing as the cold and ruthless Ichi. I loved every scene she was in, and especially liked the scenes with her and the little boy who shows her around the village and lovingly follows her around as she shuffles through town.