Ninja 1 (1962)

Director
Satsuo Yamamoto

Main cast
Raizô Ichikawa; Yûnosuke Itô; Shiho Fujimura; Katsuhiko Kobayashi; Saburo Date

Genres
Action, Foreign

Description
[Period covered: 1575-1681] Fist film in the Shinobi series starring Raizo Ichikawa. Warlord Oda Nobunaga seeks to unite a fractured Japan, a young man trained in the arts of ninjitsu is manipulated by a ninja master into attempting to assassinate the warlord before he completes his task.


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