Sabu & Ichi's Arrest Note (1968–…): Season 1, Episode 15 - Ôedo bangaichi - full transcript

Ichi! Let's do it!

Ready, Sabu!

Hate the sin, but love
the sinner, for whether you
bind or slay, you do it for others...

They are true men
who slash through the darkness.
Sabu and Ichi, of the misty, moonlit night.

Sabu-to-Ichi Torimono Hikae
(Sabu and Ichi's Arrest Warrant)

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This is just cruel...

Alright, I'll take your challenge this time.


I'm going to avenge you, Sabu.

I'm counting on it!

That's not happening! I'll send you packing!

Have at you!

That way, Ichi! Go get it!

Okay, Sabu! Go ahead and put a nice
helping of ink on Midori's pretty face! I go...

Oh, please...


That day, there was not a
cloud in the sky above Edo.

A new year had come, and the
people's hearts seemed to have calmed.

There were no crimes to investigate. However...

You're under arrest!

You're under arrest!

Sabu, you'd better not resist!

You're under arrest!


Give it up. We have proof.

We know that you beat a noodle vendor in
Yagenbori half to death and stole his money!

Sabu, tell me it's not true!

Sabu would never do that!


Heh, I'll bet he bought you
that hairpin with dirty money...


Take him away!

What kind of demon has possessed him?

Sabu is charged and led
away with his head drooping down.

Are his charges true or false?

Only the gods, the Buddhas,
and the Sun may know.

Episode 15: A prison in Edo
First aired: 9th January 1969


Sabu would never steal from anyone!

I refuse to believe it!


Shut up!

Ichi! Say something to him!

Sabu gave into his urges.
He's only human, you know.

That's not true! There must be some mistake!


Denma District Prison Precinct

We have compared him to the
warrant, and have found no mistakes.

We shall take him into custody.

New prisoner!


It's a pleasure to make your
acquaintance. My name is Sabu.

So, how many people did you ice?

Uh, I only beat one man half to death...

You fool! Do you realise where you are?

You have a lot of attitude
for a small-time crook!

Son of a dog!

What kinda greeting is that?

Get your head on the floor!

Little rascal!

Keep it going!

He's going to need more than that!

Take him down!


This isn’t good for you, Midori.

How can you be alright with this?

Midori, I just can't keep
it in anymore. I'll tell you.

Sabu never stole anything!

I've been ordered to keep quiet about this...

...but I couldn't stand seeing you so sad.

You see, Midori, Sabu let himself get
arrested on Constable Tanabe's orders.

I knew it!

This was the only way he could
get inside the Denma District prison.

This is hard on Chief Saheiji, too.

He can't even tell his own daughter the truth.

But now that you know,
you mustn't tell a living soul.

- The Chief will knock me down if
he finds out you heard this from me.
- But won't he suffer much in prison?

The prisoners there do enjoy
tormenting the newly committed to pass the time.

I'll bet he's suffering...

Thank you...very much...

It's not lights-out time yet, son!

Alright, new man. You look after him.

That guy's name is Matsukichi.

Don't go screwing anything up!


There's a man named Matsukichi
in the Denma District prison.

He was a member of a group of five that
stole a thousand ryo from Bizenya in Kuramae.

We managed to catch him
straggling behind the others...

...but he refuses to identify his accomplices.

We used every method of torture we could...

...but his mouth was sealed tight.

By the end of it, his life was at risk.

The warden is at a loss...

...and we need to do something about it.

So here's the plan...

I got it, sir!

You want me to enter
the prison as a convict?

As long as you'll consent to it...

But I strongly beseech that you do.

Leave it to me!'ll do it, Sabu?


The prison precinct's a cruel place, you know.

I know.

I'll bet he's having a hard time...

But don't worry. This is Sabu we're
talking about. I’m sure he'll be alright.

He'll be back, healthy as ever!

The name's Sabu. Nice to meet you.

So cold...


I'm never going to get out of here alive.

I've been told they'll spare your life if
you'll just tell them what they want to know.

Well, it's not like I want to die...

But there's a reason I can't say anything.

I know, but...

There's something more
important to me than my life...

Matsukichi. ..

You know what this is?

I'm an expert lock-picker!

I can break any lock in seconds.

Let's break out!

But I don't think it'll be so
easy getting out of here...

Don't you want to escape?

I do! I want to escape!

Well? Are you coming with me?

I'm coming!

I'm a dead man either way!

Alright, follow me.!



It's a jailbreak! After them!

Now's our chance!

Where are we going?

Just trust me on this.

We managed to escape their
sight, but we're done for now!

This place is teeming with officers!

I'm telling you, don't worry about it!

Matsukichi, what exactly did you do?

I broke into a storehouse,
and killed three men in the process.

You did?

Well, I may as well have done it myself.

I led the Ronin right to them.

So you just led them?

I wanted the money!

My mother is terribly ill,
and I really needed the money!

You really don't deserve all
this if all you did was lead them.

But I can't tell anyone
the names of those Ronin.

Wh-Why not?

If I tell anyone, they'll kill
my mother and my sister!

I see...

I started to stray from the
straight path two or three
years ago, and have caused them much trouble.

I even sold my sister's best
garments to gamble.

If I speak the Ronins' names
to save my sorry self...

...they'll kill them both!

Hey! Where are you going?

Heh, I'm just here for a visit.

I hear there was a jailbreak here, Mr. Officer.

You really do have a hard job, don't you?


So if you talk, your mother and sister will die.

That's what they told you, eh?

They told me they'd look after them for
the rest of their lives even if I was caught.

I don't care what happens to me as long as
my mother and sister can live in happiness!

So who are these Ronin?

I can't tell you!

You can't keep this up, Matsukichi!

Leave me alone!

I can't do that. I'll not
let those criminals roam free,
while you shoulder all the blame!

Sabu's right, Matsukichi.

This is fine!

Well, alright then. I'll go
check on your mother and sister.

Pardon my intrusion!

Um...can I help you?

Oh, I just heard there was an
infirm woman at this house... I thought I'd offer her a little massage.

She's really alright, masseur.

I promise you she'll feel better!

I'm ashamed to admit it,
but we can’t pay your fee...

Oh, no...l don't need the money.

My, aren't you stiff?

I just met with Matsukichi.

There are officers about. Keep your voice low.

Where is he?

He's hiding out somewhere.

How could he add to his crimes?

You know, Matsukichi
only guided the criminals.

I'm not saying he's innocent,
but there are other culprits here.

Who? Who are they?

Are there any Ronin among
Matsukichi's acquaintances?

Not that I know of...

They're living in misery?

That wasn't our deal!

I figured that this would be the case.

Matsukichi, who is this Ronin?

He's a samurai named Kasai,
who I met at the gambling den.

Where does he live?

I don't know. I only
heard he lives in Fukagawa...

I'll reckon he's coming for your mother!

Since you broke out of jail and
they can't find you, he'll retaliate.

They're a terrible bunch—h!

There's no telling what they could do!

Your mother and sister are in danger!

We can't stay here.

I'll talk to Constable Tanabe
and get him to pick you up.

Oh...thanks, Ichi!


Wh-What are you doing?

You seem to be a violent man.

Masseur, this is not your lucky day.

You've got to be kidding!

This is the luckiest day I've had in a while!

I've finally got my hands on a thief.


Oh, perfect timing!

I was just about to tell this man...

Where's the Ronin named Kasai?

I don’t know!

We're not going to let you
off the hook that easily.

Where is he? If you won't tell us...

Wait! I'll talk! I'll talk!

What is taking Tsugami so long?

We have to leave Edo as soon as we can!

I'm not waiting any longer! Send the boat out!

Oh! There's someone up there!

You're not getting away, thieves!

You're under arrest!

Kill him!

What 's taking you so long?!


Ichi! Over here!

Sabu! Which one of them is Kasai?

Now we have a blind man, huh?
I guess someone needs to be put in his place!

We'll see which one of us
needs to be put in their place.

Kill him!

Not bad, Masseur.

I'd love to send you straight to Hell...

But I won't kill you. I'll have you arrested
and sent to the Denma District prison.

And that place may as well be Hell itself.

Shut up, you blind man!

Finally, an opponent that's worth my while.

Here I go!

Take this!


Get back here!

Not on my watch!

You're not getting away!

Oh! Ichi, look out!

I got him!

Ah, no wonder I was so cold...

I hope Matsukichi
doesn't get a heavy sentence.

I made sure to ask Constable Tanabe to lighten it.

Still, you've had a big
case right on New Year's!

I guess this shall be
a good year! Congratulations!


Oh, my!

Well, now I'm jealous...

On this day, Sabu's heart was
as clear as the sky over Japan.

He was satisfied that he had
completed the task that he had suffered for.

Sabu and Ichi have done it again!

Mount Fuji has stood witness
to the greatest men in Japan!

Two ninjas of Koga run through the darkness,
with a mission to overturn the nation.

But when it seems that Sabu
and Ichi have cornered them...

...they break into none other
than the Ohama Lighthouse.

Plus, they have taken the
lighthouse keeper's family hostage!

The crowd of thief-takers can
neither arrest them nor withdraw!

Even Sabu and Ichi are at a loss!

Next time on Sabu and Ichi's Arrest Warrant:

Don't miss "The Merciless Arrest!"

Subtitles produced by The Skaro Hunting Society / Hokuto no Gun
Translated by Systematic Chaos, Edited/Timed by Nanto
English localisation by lxs602