Sabu & Ichi's Arrest Note (1968–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - Onna-suri wo oe - full transcript

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Here we go, Ichi.

Ready,Sabu.

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

They are the men who slash through the
darkness. Sabu and Ichi, the lawmen for hire.

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

Created by:
SHOTARO ISHINOMORI

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Anyone can tell a Four-Six
toad from a Five-Six toad.

They have four toes on their
front legs, and six on their hind legs.

And that is why they
are called Four-Six toads.

Now, this particular toad lived north
of here at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba...



What have I done to you?

What's he doing?

Hey! I think that woman's a pickpocket!

This man claims that I stole his purse!

He suspects me because I appear to be poor...

I can't bear it!

Oh, the poor thing.

To be shamed like that in her youth...

And she's pretty, too.

I'll bet she won't be getting married now.

That'll tarnish her good name.

Don't try and fool them! I know you did it!

You weren't paying attention!
That's why it was stolen!

I can't go back to my store
without it! Please, give it back!



How rude!

If you still doubt me, then I'll
strip down so you can search me!

Go on!

Episode 5: Pursue the Pickpocketing Woman
First aired: 31st October 1968

I'll take this off while I'm at it!

Oh, please, Dear...

Well, what do you think?
Do you still think I stole it?

Hey!

Listen, sir. This here's my partner.

How dare you shame her in public!

You have a lot of nerve...

Son of a dog...

You son of a dog!

Have a taste of this!

That's what you get for what you did!

Stay down!

Sorry...

Oh, no...it was my fault.
Please excuse my blindness...

Now that's strange...

Oh, hey...it's you, Ichi!

Hey, Ichi! What're you thinking about?

Oh, Sabu. It's nothing, really.

I felt that man was
trying hard not to stand out...

Not to stand out?

Here, Boss.

You haven't lost your edge, I see.

Here's your cut.

What're you staring at? Take this and go.

With such a voice, you could not
imagine that a cuckoo could eat a lizard.

No one in the world could guess
that the beautiful and graceful Okyo...

...at the young age of twenty-eight...

...was actually a skilled pickpocket.

Heave-ho...

Did you think that killing
yourself would solve anything?

I'll go and explain the
situation to your store...

...so go back there and work
like your life depends on it!

But what can I say?

There really are some
cruel women in this world.

When it comes to women, the cuter
they are, the harsher their disposition.

Are you talking about me?

Well, excuse me!

Oh, hold on! You're good-natured, Midori!

And what do you mean by that?

Give it a rest, you two!

Sabu, if you can catch that pickpocket
and get the money back, then do it.

Yes, Chief!

Just make sure you don't go
for wool and come home shorn!

Do you think we can really find her?

No need to worry!
I know where her territory is!

It's all just a matter of waiting now.

You really think so?

Oh! Wait! Chief!

That's her. Over there.

That girl...

Kelp! Deep-fried kelp here!

Get your kelp here!

Kelp! Deep-fried kelp here!

You stupid mutts!

Sabu.

The dogs are gone now.

Are you alright? Did they hurt you?

No...but I lost the money I was sent to deliver.

What did you say?

My father's going to beat me again!

Don't worry about that!

Okay, I'm going to help you find it.

I can't find it...

What a pickle...

Maybe it got washed downstream?

Maybe I should go to
my real mother's house.

Don't say that!

Here. Take this home with you.

But if I do, then you’ll...

It's alright. Just don't cry anymore.

Hey there, Sen!

You're looking, even
prettier than usual today!

I'd better...

Ow, ow, ow! How rude!

Oh, I'm sorry. I was in a hurry.

Oh, you look pretty cute
yourself! My deepest apologies!

I'm sorry.

Hey, hold it right there!

Sabu?

Is that you, Sabu?

of Chief Saheiji of Ryusen Temple,
with a truncheon given by the Shogun.

Now listen, lady.

You'll show me what
you stole from this young man here.

I saw it myself!

Hmm? Huh? It's gone!

And that's not all.

Just yesterday, at the Asakusa Shrine of Kannon, you stole a wallet
with fifty ryo from Kokichi here. Well?

Where's the money?

What are you thinking, accusing me of
theft right out of the blue? That’s just cruel!

What proof do you have
to make that accusation?

Oh? Would you have me strip you
down, like you did at Kannon's Temple?

Don't call me "Sabu!"

Criminals like you have
no right to call me by name!

Now you're coming
with me to the guardhouse!

To think his childhood friend he had
not seen in ten years was a criminal.

As Sabu had no choice
but to march her off...

His heart wept, like the
rain that poured around him.

Now that Midori's not here,
there's something I'd like to ask you.

Yes?

It's about Sabu.

Rumour has it, he's been going down to
the Magistrate's cells almost every day.

Okyo, you've a gift.

Thank you very much.

I'll bet it's more sweet dumplings.

Is it from that handsome man again?
You young girls must have it nice...

Still, I can't believe he
keeps this up every day.

What kind of man is he?

That's not how it is!

He's doing everything he can to get
me to turn back to how I used to be...

I don't deserve this...

Now, about that pickpocketing woman, Okyo...

Yes?

I must say, she's rather obedient.

interrogations with no objections,
and she's well reputed by the jailers.

And considering her age,
she won't get a harsh sentence.

Is that so?

She’s a poor girl, that's for sure.

Her mother was driven out of her house when
she was small, and that caused her to go astray.

But your sincerity has made
her an honest woman again.

An official's duty is not
only to apprehend criminals.

You have done well, Sabu.

Thank you very much.

Where have you been?

Oh, Midori!

I know where you've been. You've been
visiting that pickpocket again, haven't you?

I've been hearing a lot of
rumours, but I didn't believe them!

But it turns out they were right all along!

Midori!

I don't care anymore! I hate you, Sabu!

I hate you!

All I want to do is to help my childhood
playmate become an honest woman again.

Why won't Midori understand?

Women can be narrow-minded sometimes.

You're just too nice
for your own good, Sabu.

Ichi!

Only joking.

But what'll you do once she's released?

I've been thinking of trying to find someone
who can help her get an honest job. Only...

I don't know whether to call her loyal, but
Okyo won't say a thing about her accomplices.

That bothers me a little.

But Boss, according to Okyo's cellmates...

Okyo seems to have a
thing for this Sabu person.

Nothing good can come from
a pickpocket falling for a thief-taker.

I just don’t like the sound of it.

If only I'd known this would happen,
I would’ve just made her my woman.

I only hesitated because
I thought she's just a child.

Should we give her some
discipline when she gets back?

Well, if you'll vouch for her,
I have no qualms with taking her case.

I'm counting on you.

She should be released today.

Glad you've made it out.

I'm here under the
Boss' orders to pick you up.

Now get in.

What?! You want to annul your pledge?

You dog!

If you insist on washing your hands of us...

Then all these men here shall gang up
on you and make you their plaything!

Are you sure that's what you want, Okyo?

I dare you to try!

I'll bite my tongue and kill myself first-l

- Wh-Why you...
- Hold it.

But Boss, she's being too cheeky...

Just wait, I said!

If you're that determined,
you leave me no choice.

I'll let you wash your hands of us, Okyo.

Really?

B-Boss!

Yes, really. But in return...

I'll have the life of that thief-taker Sabu!

That's crazy!

That's crazy!

Shut up!

Now, what'll it be?

Pardon me...is this where Sabu lives?

Who are you?

My name's Okyo.

Oh, really? So you’re Okyo, are you?

Okyo the pickpocket?

Yes...

I don't know what you want here,
but you're pretty shameless!

Sabu's still a thief-taker, you know!

A pickpocket coming to visit a lawman?

And even with that aside, Sabu's
lost his reputation on your account!

Now, go home! Go home, I say!

Pardon me, but I only
came to say thank you...

The best thanks you can
give is to stay away from him!

Am I understood?

Yes. I won't come here again.

But one last thing...

The pickpockets' boss is a man named Rokuzo,
who lives in a dwelling by Myojin Temple.

And his men will be after Sabu's life...

So tell him to stay on his toes.
That's all I want you to tell him.

Now, with your leave...

Wait! Wait just a...

Ready?

Midori, did I hear someone outside?

Ichi!

Now where'd this come from?

I'm such a horrid woman...

I'm ill-tempered and jealous!
I'm just a horrid woman.

What's gotten into you?

Where do you think you're going, Okyo?

I'm not letting you run to the Magistrate!

Get her, boys!

Oh...this is Okyo's sandal!

So were those men...?

Hold her so she can't bite
her tongue, then strip her!

What are you doing to me?

...

Take this!

Sabu!

So you're Sabu?!

I am!

Say that again!

Get him!

Now you've done it! Take this!

...

Oh, Ichi!

Wh-Who are you?

Sabu! You go and arrest
Rokuzo of Myojin Temple!

I'll take care of these scum!

Let's go, Okyo!

Don't let them get away!

Out of my way, blind man!

You won't be moving
those right hands again!

I'll let you go if you
promise to find honest work.

You're coming with me, Rokuzo!
I know all about your crimes.

Shut up!

You upstart!

Give it up!

Son of a dog!

Bring it!

Here I come, Sabu!

!

Give up yet, Rokuzo?

So, you insist on leaving?

I think staying in Edo
shall only bring me more pain.

This is better for me.

I can understand that.

Please don't worry about me.

I've found a good job over in Hachioji.

And I'm going to work like a new woman.

Goodbye!

Watch yourself now!

Hey, are you mad at me?

No.

I'm sorry. I felt like she
was taking you away from me.

Women can be horrible, huh?

It's fine, I said.

I just wonder how far Okyo's gotten...

As the maiden abandoned her past and her
love, forging bravely ahead on her own...

The sky along her path was endlessly clear.

At dusk in Edo,
where no silver grass grows...

Tarokichi's image reflects
in the surface of the river.

No-one knows if he is an orphan or a lost child,
as he weeps, recalling his innocent father.

Shima the second wife torments her stepson,
and plots no end of villainy with another man.

By whatever fate, Tarokichi, the child
of the Grim Reaper, brings death with him.

One after another, those he
loves are sent to the depths of Hell.

Next time on Sabu and
Ichi's Arrest Warrant...

...don't miss "The Lullaby of Death!"

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