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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 27

This joint project with Hokuto no Gun finally inches past the halfway mark, with a rather unique episode. A decade before his groundbreaking work on the Captain Harlock TV series, Rintaro co-directed several early episodes of Sabu & Ichi, helping … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 26

Ichi saves the life of a samurai from Kanuma Fief from murderous pursuers. The samurai’s household is in crisis, and he needs Ichi to secretly deliver an important document to the ailing lord of the fief and his lead page, … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 25

The scent of cherry blossoms in the air heralds the return of spring for the people of Edo. But for Ichi, the season of renewal only brings painful memories of lost love… Get it from Nyaa or Mega. This is … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 23

This episode is a tragic tale of two orphan brothers. Both are skilled thieves who love the same woman, one wants to go straight and one wants to continue their crime spree. You can definitely get a sense that this … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 22

In this week’s episode: a good old fashioned murder mystery, complete with parlor scene. Plus, Midori has to come to terms with that problem wives of police detectives have had for centuries: it’s only a matter of time before your … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 21

In this episode, Sabu & Ichi take on a gang that is smuggling opium from Nagasaki, and using it to run an opium den in Edo. The gang all wear masks, but Sabu slashes one of their masks open and … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 20

Over the course of a lifetime, Ichi has killed and injured a lot of people with his sword-cane (although the “They were all bad” defense from True Lies actually does apply in his case). Now someone wants to avenge one … Continue reading

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