Sabu & Ichi's Arrest Note (1968–…): Season 1, Episode 26 - Chikemuri kaidô - 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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Five young samurai, running
in secret in the dead of night.

They make haste for their homeland,
with the fate of their household at stake.

H-H-Hurry! Hurry and go!

Hey! Stay with us!

Don't worry about me!

Just go!

I'm sorry...

Did you find it?


Let’s move!

Split up and go after him!

Yes, sir!

So, what's your move, Sabu?

Hmm, let's see...

Oh? Is Midori here
to give me respite?

The doctor's on his way.

Thank you. I need my
wounds treated at once.

I must go!

You can't go
anywhere with these injuries.


They're here.

All right!
I can handle them!

There he is!

Never mind! Gut him down!

Sir Aoe!

They got me...


Get back here!

It's all clear, sir Samurai.

You don't have to worry.

I cannot thank you enough.

I'm sorry for bringing
my trouble to you.

It's all right.
We don't mind trouble.

I have a request for you.

Where's that thief-taker...?

He ran off after those thieves.

What about him?

They're quick on their feet.

Take this to the lord of
Kanuma Fief in Shimotsuke.

And to his head
page, Sir Morishita...

What is it?

It’s a joint covenant between the retainers in Edo and
the retainers in the fief, to take over the household!

Our household is in crisis!

This...this was entrusted to me...

I beg of you!

Oh, Ichi!

That was
a shock last night.

I just got back from
reporting to Sir Tanabe.

Oh, good for you.

By the way, Sabu...

I'm thinking of going
on a little journey now.

What? Now?

As in, right away?

That's the joy of
living the bachelor life.

The weather's getting better... I'm thinking of making a
pilgrimage to the temple of Acala in Narita.

But don't you need to prepare?

It's all right.

I can get everything I need
from the post station in Senju.


I'll be back as soon as I can.

Those five men from
last night are all dead.

That means that what we want... held by either the thief-taker
who put out my eye, or that masseur.

But even in his last moments...

...a samurai would never inform a
thief-taker about the discord in his fief.

You mean...?

This highway is the only road
leading to Kanuma in Shimotsuke.

So he has to take this highway!

Hey! Here he comes!


All right, masseur. Hand
over what that samurai gave you.

Oh, are you that man from
last night? I'm afraid I can't do that.

You have nerve, all right...

It's too dark!
We can't see him!

We have no way of
looking for him now.

That samurai you told me
burst into Ichi's house last night?

Yes, sir.

He served at the
Edo estate of Kanuma Fief.

Kanuma? As in, Shimotsuke?

Yes. I only heard about this from a
passing reference by the Magistrate...

...but it seems that the lord of
Kanuma Fief is bedridden with illness.



That seems to be
what this dispute is about.

It's not our place to step in,
but you seemed rather worried about him.

Oh, thank you.

Kanuma Fief...

Kanuma's in Shimotsuke, so you'd have
to take the Oshu Highway from Senju...

Are you all right
back there, Masseur?

Yes. I'm sorry to impose on you.

Oh, don't mention it!
The more, the merrier!

It's good to have
companions on a journey!

Thank you.

This path seems a little
rough for a main highway...

Oh, we're just taking a shortcut,
because we took too long of a break.

Don't worry about it.
I lead this pilgrimage every year.

You're in safe hands, Masseur.

(Oh, I didn't mean it that way...

I thought
something wasn't right.

So, you've crawled back
out of the woodwork, have you?

Masseur, we'll let you leave unharmed
if you just hand us what you've been given.

What do you say?

I thought I already refused you.

Then we'll just have
to take it from you!

Blind man...

Don't just stand there!

Slay him! Slay him!

So, here you come...

There's no need for
you to rush to your deaths.


Give it up!

Well! We'll
meet again, masseur!

No! No thank you!

No! Stop! Let me go!

Help me!

I'm not into heavier ladies...

Come on, it'll be fine!

You there, with the haori
coat! Hey, wait! Just a second!

Come on, what's the matter?

He's travelling by night?

He's blind.

He probably thinks he has the
advantage in the dark. But not this time!

I had thought
you'd be showing up.

Since I'll be arriving
in Kanuma tomorrow...

I knew you'd want to get your
hands on this before the night was over.

Isn't that right?

So I knew that I'd be getting innocent
people involved if I stayed at an inn.

That's why I brought
you all the way out here.

Very well.

Here we come!


Well, at any rate...

With you, the Edo retainer, and I,
the fief retainer, working together...

...we'll be stronger than ever.

I am most assured by your help.

The same goes for me.

But it’s the joint
covenant that concerns me.

I can only hope that
Aoe retrieves it without fail.

Aoe is the best
archer in the fief.

There is no one
who can match him.

I sincerely apologise.

It was my oversight that
allowed the covenant to be stolen.

No matter. We’ll be
receiving good news soon enough.

There is no cause for concern.

Kanuma's just a
stone's throw away.

I only hope that
I won’t get in any more fights.

What? Aoe's been slain?

Yes, sir.

Sir Aoe tasked me with informing you retainers,
in case the worst should happen to him.

Muster up our men and
secure the border at once!

We must not let him into
Kanuma, no matter what!

Depart at once!

He's here!

He's arrived!

And who might you be?

So, you've come, after all.

You leave me no choice.

What's taking you so long
just to kill one blind man?



Hey, there...

W-Wait! Is it money you want? I can
make you an offer! How much do you want?


And they call themselves
retainers in charge of a fief?

And so, the plot to take
over the household was foiled.

Peace returned to Kanuma Fief.

While they would
never visit this land again...

Sabu and Ichi were happy that
they restored peace to Kanuma Fief.


I'm sorry I lied about
the pilgrimage to Narita.

I told you, it doesn't matter.

But if you lie like that again, don't
expect me to come running to your rescue!

Please, have mercy...

Make way!

Make way!

Make way!

The fallen petals that coloured
the highway have done their dance.

In the distance was Kanuma
Castle, surrounded by haze.

The March sky was unclouded, and two
butterflies flitted through the air innocently.

As if nothing
had happened at all...

...the last vestiges of spring
flickered on the Nikko Highway.

Sabu has tracked down
a group of smugglers...

...plotting treason, only to
find death closing in on him.

Will it rain blood,
or will a storm blow?

When the bodyguard from Hell
swings his sword, he claims people's lives.

Knowing full well the risks,
he accepts a duel in Hell's lake of blood.

As the spring wind stops for no one,
so too goes a man's unstoppable pride.

And so, Ichi's sword-cane must howl!

Sabu arrives late, and prepares
the truncheon for his greatest arrest!

Next time on Sabu and Ichi's
Arrest Warrant: "The Bodyguard from Hell."

Don't miss "The Bodyguard from Hell."

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