About the film
Release Date: April 24, 1982
|Production Companies||:||Toei Company, Toei Animation, Madhouse|
|Producers||:||Chiaki Imada, Chiaki Imada|
|Writers||:||Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Mori Masaki, Atsushi Yamatoya|
Retired samurai Kumosuke lives quietly, not to say idly, in Edo (old Tokyo) with his wife and two children, a young boy named Shinnosuke and an infant girl, Ohana. While he nominally runs a courier business to earn a living, he seems to spend most of his time smoking his pipe, drinking sake, and chasing women. The arrival of a Shinsengumi squad led by a young swordswman, Ichimonji Hyougo, disrupts this peaceful routine, forcing Kumosuke to defend himself.