Directed by: KIRIYA Kazuaki
Cast: EGUSHI Yosuke, OKUDA Eiji, FUKASAWA Arashi
The year is 1582, and the most miserly warlord in Japan, Oda Nobunaga, promptly falls
prey to an assassin's blade and is succeeded by his own right-hand-man, Toyotomi
Hideyoshi. Unfortunately, all is far from well on the sociological front: a huge chasm exists
between rich and poor, and evening things out is super-thief Goemon, who spends his
day redistributing wealth to the lower economic classes.
Fate takes an intriguing turn when Goemon acquires a small, ornate, handcrafted box of foreign design that he swipes from a merchant and hands to a homeless kid. Also after the box is the Administrator of
Hideyoshi, who sends a vicious ninja out to take care of Goemon and retrieve the item;
Goemon recovers it first, however, while saving the young homeless boy from a bellicose
In no time at all, Goemon finds himself being pursued by everyone under the
sun including Mitsunari, re-encounters a lost love from his past, Cha Cha and realizes
that the box will play an integral role in the nation's future.
2009 - Color - 16:9 Widescreen
Japanese with English sbutitles