YAGYU JUBEI ABARETABI - ep25 The Death of a Female Ninja
YAGYU JUBEI ABARETABI
The Sequel to the Yagyu Conspiracy
Starring : Sonny Chiba, SHIHOMI Etsuko, NAGATO Isamu, SANADA Hiroyuki,
In the 15th year of the Kanei Era, a martial arts tournament is held at Edo Castle. In attendance are Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa, his sword instructor Munenori Yagyu: Lord of Tajima, and his son Jubei Yagyu, and from Satsuma, Iehisa Shimazu.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Prime Minister Shimazu's 3 fighters, the Nangu brothers, end up victorious. After Munenori deflects a challenge to Jubei by the 3 men, Jubei and Iemitsu agree to put on a display of the Yagyu's famous Shinkage-ryo style of swordfighting.
During the bout, Jubei goes mad and repeatedly attacks the Shogun, his father, the Nango brothers and the Samurai in attendance, before riding off on horseback. With his son Jubei now a wanted criminal and his son Matajuro confined to the Yagyu village, Munenori must make a difficult decision: who will take over for Jubei and inspect the Nakasen route between Edo and Kyuto.
He decides his daughter Akane will disguise herself as a man and call herself Nuinosuke Yagyu. Joining Akane will be longtime Yagyu family friend Tarobei Kaburagi and Ura-Yagyu Arisuke Arisawa. Arisuke's sister Akemi, another member of the Ura-Yagyu ("Secret" Yagyu), will also watch out for Akane and act as chief spy for the group.