* {{Macekre}}: All mentions of the complicated clan warfare making up much of the driving point of the plot is removed in favor of vague references to "The Shogun". The film footage is actually comprised of most the second Lone Wolf & Cub movie, ''Babycart at the River Styx'', with the first twelve minutes of the first movie, ''Sword of Vengeance'' bolted on to the front as an introduction.
* MagnificentBastard: Yagyu
* {{Squick}}: Abe-no-Kaii and then some, bordering on Film/PinkFlamingos territory towards the end.
* TheWoobie: Daigoro, often. [[spoiler: The worst moment being what happens to his dog.]]