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Genre  Action
Screenplay  Kankuro Kudo
Writer  Hiro Matsuda
Language  Japanese
6.3/10 IMDb

Director  Yutaka Kohira
Music director  Shunsuke Kikuchi
Country  Japan
Dragon Princess movie poster
Release date  January 31, 1976
Cast  Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Yasuaki Kurata, Jirô Chiba
Similar movies  Sonny Chiba appears in Dragon Princess and The Street Fighter
Tagline  Her father is a streetfighter! Her mother is revenge!

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Dragon Princess aka Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (必殺女拳士, Hissatsu Onna Kenshi) is a 1976 Japanese karate revenge film directed by Yutaka Kohira.


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The film opens with Kazuma Higaki (Sonny Chiba) and his daughter Yumi Higaki (Etsuko Shihomi) being attacked by a rival karate master, Hironobu Nikaido (Bin Amatsu) who wants Kazuma's job as top karate master. Nikaido teams up with four other masters and they manage to disable one of Kazuma's arms and wound his eye with a kunai knife. Alive but crippled Kazuma and Yumi retreat to New York where he trains his daughter to avenge him and the death of a friend. After her father's death, Yumi returns to Tokyo to take her revenge. She enters a karate tournament funded by a corrupt business man, but Nikaido, seeking to assure his student's supremacy in the coming fight, sends his four top fighters to wipe out the rest of the competition. Eventually, Yumi, with the help of another karate student, Masahiko Okizaki (Yasuaki Kurata) kills Nikaido and his minions. Her arm is permanently disabled, keeping her from continuing her karate but allowing her to continue on with the rest of her life.


  • Etsuko Shihomi as Yumi Higaki
  • Sonny Chiba as Kazuma Higaki
  • Yasuaki Kurata as Masahiko Okizaki
  • Jiro Chiba as Jiro Chinen
  • Bin Amatsu as Hironobu Nikaido
  • Masashi Ishibashi as Shiroge Oni
  • Tatsuya Kameyama as Baba
  • Shunsuke Kariya as Yokoi
  • Yoshi Katō as Kakuzen
  • Home media

    On November 20, 2007, BCI Eclipse released the film in their Sonny Chiba Collection DVD set, which also includes Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon, The Bullet Train, Karate Kiba, Karate Warriors, and Sister Street Fighter.


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