Kibakichi is the eponymous hero of a couple of Japanese Samurai horror films directed by Tomo-O Haraguchi, whose previous directing credits are Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath Discoclub Layla (1991) and Sakuya: yôkaiden AKA Sakuya: Slayer of Demons (2000).
The first film, full title Bakko Yokaiden Kibakichi, was released in Japan in February of 2004 and in the U.S on DVD by Saiko Films/MTI Home Video in June of 2005. It stars Ryuji Harada, Miki Tanaka, and Mubu Nakayama.
Tagline: When monsters meld with humans, the sky will split and eternal darkness will cover the earth.
A lone samurai walks the countryside. His name is Kibakichi and his mouth hides sharp fangs. When he reaches a desolate village he finds it occupied by Yokai, including geisha who turn into giant carnivorous spiders and man-eating demons disguised as humans. Their hunt for human flesh was in fact a contract with the town crime boss. When the secret is revealed, Kibakichi goes into a rage and he start to mutate as a...