Trapped, the crimson bat – Sadatsugu Matsuda (1969)
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Oichi was back in action, and at the start of Trapped, seems quite content with her life as a bounty-huntress. She has even adopted an orphan, just as she herself was taken in herself, but two things wreck this relatively happy situation. She discovers her protege is really a runaway, not an orphan, and consequently has to abandon her - again, as she was discarded. Worse yet, she incurs the wrath of fellow bounty-huntress Oen (Matsuoka), a kitten with a whip and pockets full of venomous snakes, who leaves Oichi for dead. Luckily, she is nursed back to health by Matsuka (Irikawa), a farmer who doesn't care about her shady past, and Oichi discovers the joys of a simpler existence - specifically, one not involving the slaughter of criminals for cash. Of course, the inevitable eventually happens: local thug Bunzo (Abe) starts taking the locals' rice stocks, with Oen closely in tow. No prizes for guessing that the quiet life isn't going to last long, especially after Matsuka is manipulated by Oen into owing a gambling debt to Bunzo.