* EarWorm: The main theme from ''Shogun Assassin''.
* {{Macekre}}: In ''Shogun Assassin'', all mentions of the complicated clan warfare that drives most of the plot is removed in favor of vague references to "The Shogun". Most of the footage comes from 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. [[AwesomeMusic The replacement score by W. Michael Lewis and]] [[Music/PaulRevereAndTheRaiders Mark Lindsay]] [[AwesomeMusic is pretty good, though.]]
* MagnificentBastard: Yagyu Retsudo.
* {{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.]]