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Yojimbo (用心棒 "Yōjinbō" ?) is a Japanese word for bodyguard. The term may also refer to:

  • Yojimbo (film), a 1961 jidaigeki film by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune
  • Kaze no Yojimbo, 2001/2002 animated television program based on the Kurosawa film
  • Usagi Yojimbo ("Rabbit Bodyguard"), a 1984 comic book series created by Stan Sakai
  • Yojimbo (software), an information organizer for Mac OS X, by Bare Bones Software, released in 2008
  • Yojimbo (band) band from Portland, Oregon founded by Robert Duden and Robbie Henley of the Germs
  • Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo, a 1970 film, directed by Kihachi Okamoto
  • Yo-Jin-Bo, a visual novel about three yojinbo. Initially published in Japanese in 2005, then released in English by Hirameki International in 2006
  • Yojimbo, a secret Aeon found in the video game Final Fantasy X


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Yojimbo is a 1961 film about a crafty ronin who comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Written by Akira Kurosawa and Ryuzo Kikushima.


Sanjuro Kuwabatake

  • [family he has just saved is crying with gratitude] Stop. Stop crying. It’s pathetic. [they keep crying] I hate pathetic people. I'll have to kill you.
  • [Sanjuro has just killed two men and cut the arm off a third] Cooper. Two coffins... No, maybe three.
  • [after the gamblers have challenged him] No help for fools. [draws sword and kills two of them]
  • I'm not dying yet. I have to kill quite a few men first.


  • If I don't have my pistol, I feel sort of naked.


  • Kill one or a hundred. You only hang once.


[Sanjuro's talking with three men]
Sanjuro: You're all tough, then?
Gambler: What? Kill me if you can!
Sanjuro: It'll hurt.

Gonji: Are you afraid of ghosts?
Inokichi: No they make me feel just great.

Hansuke: What happened? Why so glum? Your business should be booming.
The Cooper: No. When the fighting gets this bad, they don't bother with coffins.


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