He was Itto Ogami, a man who held himself to the harsh code
of Bushido, entrusted by the Shogun with the gravest of responsibilities,
that of official executioner. His flashing blade brought swift release to
those ordered to commit Seppuku, ritual suicide - be they man, woman, or even child.
He was Itto Ogami, falsly accused of treason by the evil Yagyu Clan, stripped
of his position; his wife murdered by Yagyu assassins.
He was Itto Ogami, a father who gave his infant son a terrible choice between
a beautiful red ball and a sword. To choose the ball meant to join his mother
in the Void, to choose the sword meant to join his father, now a Ronin, a
samurai without a master, in a terrible journey that must end in revenge and death.
Now Ogami and his son are no more, and through the countryside of Japan stalks
The Lone Wolf and Cub!
500 gold pieces will buy his sword, but nothing can buy his honor!
The classic "Baby Cart" films are finally available in legitimate
wide-screen collectors editions, lovingly translated and
subtitled by the famous AnimEigo team.
Now for the first time you can experience the true depth of plot and subtlety of
expression of this magnificent series, justly acclaimed as one of the classics of
The best-known samurai film series in the USA.
From the long-time best-selling comic book series, available in USA from Dark Horse Comics.
New film transfer and digital processing have resulted in outstanding image quality.
Also available: Shogun Assassin, the legendary re-editing of the first two LW&C movies, plus other dubbed versions of the LW&C movies. Confused about the difference between LW&C and Shogun Assassin? We explain it here.
Betrayed by the fiendish Yagyu, Ogami Itto and his son begin
their bloody journey towards revenge. Their first commission: to save the life of
a Daimyo and kill the traitors and ronin that plot his death.
The Evil Yagyu Retsudo sets a band of deadly female
Ninja on Ogami's trail. Meanwhile, Ogami must kill a traitor who seeks to sell a
Clan's secrets to the Shogun -- a traitor guarded by three men known as "The Gods
After undergoing torture to
demonstrate his honor and buy the freedom of a girl about to be forced into a life
of prostitution, Ogami is hired by his very-impressed torturers to kill a corrupt
governor. The governor figures out he's the target when Ogami turns down the
governor's own commission, and the body-count soon starts rising to monumental
Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female
assassin, but the job is not as straightforward as it seems. Meanwhile, Gunbei
Yagyu, disgraced by Ogami in a duel before the Shogun, happens upon Ogami's son
Daigoro, and sees his chance for revenge. In the end, Ogami will have to defeat
a horde of Yagyu warriors before he can face his arch enemy, Retsudo Yagyu!
5 warriors challenge Ogami to
duels. Each has 1/5th of his usual fee, and 1/5 of the information he needs to
complete his new assignment. Ogami has to be skillful enough to not only kill them,
but kill them in such a way as to allow them to tell him what he needs to know, or
he's not the man for the job. His mission is to kill a mad Daimyo before he destroys
his clan -- a Daimyo guarded by a legion sworn to give their lives in his defense,
even though they've just hired Ogami to kill their master!
The final film, and the final confrontation
between Ogami and Retsudo. With most of his family already dead at Ogami's hands,
Retsudo launches one last plot to destroy him, and when that fails, unleashes the
fury of every remaining member of the Yagyu Clan. Outnumbered 5000 to 1, Ogami might
be in a little over his head (and thus, lose it!) this time!