Dragon Princess

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Dragon Princess
Directed by Yutaka Kohira
Produced by Kineo Yoshimine
Written by Hiroo Matsuda
Starring Etsuko Shihomi
Sonny Chiba
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Cinematography Hanjiro Nakazawa
Edited by Osamu Tanaka
Distributed by Toei
Release date
  • January 31, 1976 (1976-01-31)
Running time
81 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Dragon Princess aka Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (必殺女拳士, Hissatsu Onna Kenshi) is a 1976 Japanese karate revenge film directed by Yutaka Kohira.[1]


The film opens with Kazuma Higaki (Sonny Chiba) and his daughter Yumi Higaki (Etsuko Shihomi) being attacked by a rival karate master, Hironobu Nikaido (Bin Amatsu) who wants Kazuma's job as top karate master. Nikaido teams up with four other masters and they manage to disable one of Kazuma's arms and wound his eye with a kunai knife. Alive but crippled Kazuma and Yumi retreat to New York where he trains his daughter to avenge him and the death of a friend. After her father's death, Yumi returns to Tokyo to take her revenge. She enters a karate tournament funded by a corrupt business man, but Nikaido, seeking to assure his student's supremacy in the coming fight, sends his four top fighters to wipe out the rest of the competition. Eventually, Yumi, with the help of another karate student, Masahiko Okizaki (Yasuaki Kurata) kills Nikaido and his minions. Her arm is permanently disabled, keeping her from continuing her karate but allowing her to continue on with the rest of her life.


Home media[edit]

On November 20, 2007, BCI Eclipse released the film in their Sonny Chiba Collection DVD set, which also includes Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon, The Bullet Train, Karate Kiba, Karate Warriors, and Sister Street Fighter.[2]


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