History Manga / LadySnowblood

20th Jan '17 9:50:39 PM Vandegraff1
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* DeathBySex: A complicated version, where Oyuki poses as a Buddhist nun to get close to a tuberculosic girl, who she introduces to the joys of LesYay to speed up her death (losing sweat is a very bad idea), so that she can get her hands on the death registers after the funeral.

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* DeathBySex: A complicated version, where Oyuki poses as a Buddhist nun to get close to a tuberculosic girl, girl suffering from tuberculosis, who she introduces to the joys of LesYay to speed up her death (losing sweat is a very bad idea), so that she can get her hands on the death registers after the funeral.
14th Dec '16 7:12:55 PM YZQ
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The ''Lady Snowblood'' manga series was created by Kazuo Koike while the artwork was drawn by Kazuo Kamimura. First published and serialized in 1973 in the ''Weekly Playboy'' magazine in Japan. The manga series didn't get translated into English until 2005 by Dark Horse Comics.

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The ''Lady Snowblood'' manga series was created by Kazuo Koike Creator/KazuoKoike while the artwork was drawn by Kazuo Kamimura. First published and serialized in 1973 in the ''Weekly Playboy'' magazine in Japan. The manga series didn't get translated into English until 2005 by Dark Horse Comics.
5th Dec '16 6:39:38 AM Larkmarn
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The manga itself was popular enough to be adapted later into a 1973 live-action film of the same name directed by Toshiya Fujita, starring Meiko Kaji as Oyuki. The film created a cult following, resulting in a sequel, ''Film/LadySnowblood2LoveSongOfVengeance''. Quentin Tarantino was inspired by the film, which resulted in the creation of ''Film/KillBill''.

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The manga itself was popular enough to be adapted later into a 1973 live-action film of the same name directed by Toshiya Fujita, starring Meiko Kaji as Oyuki. The film created a cult following, resulting in a sequel, ''Film/LadySnowblood2LoveSongOfVengeance''. Quentin Tarantino was inspired by the film, which resulted in the creation of ''Film/KillBill''. The film has its own page [[Film/LadySnowblood here]].



* YouBastard: There's a bit of exposition on the scientific theories of the late 18th century, where one guy suggests that the Japanese should start having children with Europeans and generally open up to the Western world. The narration goes on to ponder on if this had happened, maybe Japan wouldn't have become the jingoistic nation it was, avoiding its expansionist policies and involvement in WWII... and you, the reader, wouldn't be holding this book right now.

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!!Tropes found in the 1973 film:

* AnachronicOrder: The film starts with Oyuki's birth. The rest of the movie continually switches back and forth between an adult Oyuki pursuing her revenge, and flashbacks to Sayo's backstory and the training of little Oyuki.
* ChekhovsGunman: Kobue, daughter of Oyuki's first victim, who is pretty much forgotten about until the end when she shows up and stabs Oyuki in the stomach.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the manga, Oyuki frames Okono for murder rather than actually kill her. In the film, Okono hangs herself when it becomes plain there's no escape from Oyuki.
* DutchAngle: How the onlookers are portrayed during Sayo's rape scene.
* FixingTheGame: Takemura is caught cheating at cards in a gambling den. Oyuki intercedes and stops the gamblers from killing him--so she can kill him.
* HighPressureBlood: Whenever someone is stabbed their blood tends to shoot out as a high-pressure jet.
* TheKenBurnsEffect: The film includes occasional sequences with stills and drawings, doubtless as a tribute to the manga, complete with pans and zooms.
* LatexPerfection: Oyuki kills Tsukamoto, only to notice a mask afterwards and discover that it was really a mook.
* MadeOfIron: Oyuki gets shot in the gut by Tsukamoto and then stabbed in the gut by Kobue, eventually collapsing into the snow. She is alive and struggling to get up the next morning when the film ends.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Oyuki slices Okono in half at the waist with one swing.
* {{Narrator}}: Tells Oyuki's story.
* OutWithABang: How Sayo kills Tokuichi. She pulls out a hidden knife and stabs him in the back while he's on top of her humping away. After an unpleasantly surprised Tokuichi dismounts, she stabs him in the gut a few more times just to make sure.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Much was cut from the manga. Elements that were not included in the film: the lesbian stripper plot (and all the other lesbian sex), Oyuki getting trained as a pickpocket, and several contract murders carried out by Oyuki (the film does include one, in the opening sequence). Additionally, the final violent confrontation between Kobue and Oyuki does not happen in the manga.
* TrainingMontage:
** The opening credits of the movie roll over a montage of Oyuki refining her combat skills.
** Later the movie shows a pre-teen Oyuki going through rather brutal training with Dokai the monk.

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* YouBastard: There's a bit of exposition on the scientific theories of the late 18th century, where one guy suggests that the Japanese should start having children with Europeans and generally open up to the Western world. The narration goes on to ponder on if this had happened, maybe Japan wouldn't have become the jingoistic nation it was, avoiding its expansionist policies and involvement in WWII... and you, the reader, wouldn't be holding this book right now.

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!!Tropes found in the 1973 film:

* AnachronicOrder: The film starts with Oyuki's birth. The rest of the movie continually switches back and forth between an adult Oyuki pursuing her revenge, and flashbacks to Sayo's backstory and the training of little Oyuki.
* ChekhovsGunman: Kobue, daughter of Oyuki's first victim, who is pretty much forgotten about until the end when she shows up and stabs Oyuki in the stomach.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the manga, Oyuki frames Okono for murder rather than actually kill her. In the film, Okono hangs herself when it becomes plain there's no escape from Oyuki.
* DutchAngle: How the onlookers are portrayed during Sayo's rape scene.
* FixingTheGame: Takemura is caught cheating at cards in a gambling den. Oyuki intercedes and stops the gamblers from killing him--so she can kill him.
* HighPressureBlood: Whenever someone is stabbed their blood tends to shoot out as a high-pressure jet.
* TheKenBurnsEffect: The film includes occasional sequences with stills and drawings, doubtless as a tribute to the manga, complete with pans and zooms.
* LatexPerfection: Oyuki kills Tsukamoto, only to notice a mask afterwards and discover that it was really a mook.
* MadeOfIron: Oyuki gets shot in the gut by Tsukamoto and then stabbed in the gut by Kobue, eventually collapsing into the snow. She is alive and struggling to get up the next morning when the film ends.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Oyuki slices Okono in half at the waist with one swing.
* {{Narrator}}: Tells Oyuki's story.
* OutWithABang: How Sayo kills Tokuichi. She pulls out a hidden knife and stabs him in the back while he's on top of her humping away. After an unpleasantly surprised Tokuichi dismounts, she stabs him in the gut a few more times just to make sure.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Much was cut from the manga. Elements that were not included in the film: the lesbian stripper plot (and all the other lesbian sex), Oyuki getting trained as a pickpocket, and several contract murders carried out by Oyuki (the film does include one, in the opening sequence). Additionally, the final violent confrontation between Kobue and Oyuki does not happen in the manga.
* TrainingMontage:
** The opening credits of the movie roll over a montage of Oyuki refining her combat skills.
** Later the movie shows a pre-teen Oyuki going through rather brutal training with Dokai the monk.
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5th Dec '16 6:29:47 AM Steinman76
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** Sayo might have been able to cope with the rape itself, horrible as it was, or even the fact that her husband and son were murdered at the same time. But to discover that it wasn't the act of random mob violence it appeared to be, but a coldblooded, premeditated part of a ''scam''? Someone had to die for that.
1st Nov '16 3:31:46 PM jamespolk
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The manga itself was popular enough to be adapted later into a 1973 live-action film of the same name starring Meiko Kaji as Oyuki. The film created a cult following, resulting in a sequel. Quentin Tarantino was inspired by the film, which resulted in the creation of ''Film/KillBill''.

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The manga itself was popular enough to be adapted later into a 1973 live-action film of the same name directed by Toshiya Fujita, starring Meiko Kaji as Oyuki. The film created a cult following, resulting in a sequel.sequel, ''Film/LadySnowblood2LoveSongOfVengeance''. Quentin Tarantino was inspired by the film, which resulted in the creation of ''Film/KillBill''.
28th Oct '16 7:49:51 PM jamespolk
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* ChekhovsGunman: Kobue, daughter of Oyuki's first victim, who is pretty much forgotten about until the end when she shows up and stabs Oyuki in the stomach.
28th Oct '16 5:44:14 PM jamespolk
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* {{Narrator}}: Tells Oyuki's story.
28th Oct '16 5:42:06 PM jamespolk
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* TheKenBurnsEffect: The film includes occasional sequences with stills and drawings, doubtless as a tribute to the manga, complete with pans and zooms.
28th Oct '16 5:30:44 PM jamespolk
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* PragmaticAdaptation: Much was cut from the manga. Elements that were not included in the film: the lesbian stripper plot, Oyuki getting trained as a pickpocket, and several contract murders carried out by Oyuki (the film does include one, in the opening sequence). Additionally, the final violent confrontation between Kobue and Oyuki does not happen in the manga.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Much was cut from the manga. Elements that were not included in the film: the lesbian stripper plot, plot (and all the other lesbian sex), Oyuki getting trained as a pickpocket, and several contract murders carried out by Oyuki (the film does include one, in the opening sequence). Additionally, the final violent confrontation between Kobue and Oyuki does not happen in the manga.
28th Oct '16 5:29:26 PM jamespolk
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* DeathByAdaptation: In the manga, Oyuki frames Okono for murder rather than actually kill her. In the film, Okono hangs herself when it becomes plain there's no escape from Oyuki.


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* MadeOfIron: Oyuki gets shot in the gut by Tsukamoto and then stabbed in the gut by Kobue, eventually collapsing into the snow. She is alive and struggling to get up the next morning when the film ends.


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* PragmaticAdaptation: Much was cut from the manga. Elements that were not included in the film: the lesbian stripper plot, Oyuki getting trained as a pickpocket, and several contract murders carried out by Oyuki (the film does include one, in the opening sequence). Additionally, the final violent confrontation between Kobue and Oyuki does not happen in the manga.
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