When the Last Sword Is Drawn
Kanichiro Yoshimura became an obscure member of the celebrated Shinsengumi, which is widely known as a group of patriotic samurai whose duty was to guard and defend Kyoto. Kanichiro is the "gladiator" of the group, who is by far the best swordsman among its members, but is also attached to money that his fellow samurai call him a moneygrubber. He accepts jobs despised by others, takes the money and saves it. His behavior is far removed from the usual image of a samurai.
Throne of Blood
Starring Toshiru Mifune as Washiza, the trusted Samurai hero and protector of a group of powerful leaders who control the Cobweb Castle, and several other forts and castles An evil spirit's prophesy guides his actions and he kills the top Lord and usurps his power - only to be replaced by equally ambitious men.