Saburo Ishikura (ç³å ä¸é Ishikura SaburÅ, born December 16, 1946 in Kagawa, Japan) is a Japanese actor that has acted in several movies directed by Beat Takeshi. He appeared as Takeshi's first advisor in Takeshi's Castle but was later fired with Sonomanma Higashi taking over his place. He has also appeared in a few of Takeshi's recent films which include Zatoichi (2003) as Boss Ogi and Asakusa Kid (2002).
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ZatÅichi (åº§é å¸,ZatÅichi?) is a Japanese samurai drama and martial arts film, released in 2003. Written, co-edited, directed, and starring Japanese entertainment legend Takeshi Kitano, the film is a high-budget revival of the classic ZatÅichi series of samurai film and television dramas. It premiered on September 3, 2003 at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the prestigious Silver Lion award, and went on to numerous other awards both at home and abroad. Kitano plays the role of the blind swordsman himself. The film's plot follows a traditional theme, with ZatÅichi coming to the defense of townspeople caught up in a local gang war, and being forced to pay excessive amounts of protection money. ZatÅichi befriends a local farmer, helping her gambling nephew and two geisha siblings (one of whom is actually a man) who are seeking revenge for the murder of their parents. The film features computer-generated blood throughout. Yet, unlike most other instances of this in recent films,...,
Saburo Ishikura was born