Episode 16: The Dark Dojo Of Fear
(featuring Shadow assassin Cold Wind)
The assassins name is difficult to translate. The subtitlers went with "Whirlwind" but thats the name of a later assassin. The literal translation seems to be "whirling cold" so I went with "cold wind" which makes more sense in English..
Cold Wind reports to the new boss of Japan whom he refers to as "Eyes of Darkness". Asked what caused him to succeed in one mission but fail in the other, which isn't like him, Cold Wind replies "Dragon" and tells him his partner witnessed the murder The boss slips into English when he tells Whirlwind "he must be killed". Meanwhile, Dragon who recognized Cold Wind's technique as the "two-man take down of the Toei style" knocks down four straw-men in order to prefect his "four-man take down" in order to counter it. I guess you could credit the company which produced most of the henshin hero series, including Kamen Rider whose flying kick move, Dragon likes to occasionally copy, Toei, with having their own martial arts style. Rika comes running shouting "Korjiro, Kojio is..." Kojiro is wandering the streets of Tokyo hoping Shadow will appear to kill him in front of witnesses thus proving their existence to the world. But Cold Wind waits until he's at a table alone in a resteraunt to knock him out then tells the waitress he's his friend and will take him to the hospital since he has fainted. As Cold Wind carries Kojiro away, Dragon appears from around a pillar to follow. Dragon arrives just in time to stop Cold Wind's henchmen from throwing the murder witness of the same roof. Cold Wind stabs Dragon in the wrist than seems to run away, but its a trap. Dragon follows him into Shadow's "Dark Dojo". A building thats dark until they shine a spotlight in Dragon's face to blind him as Cold Wind attacks. When Cold Wind uses his "Toei style two-man take down", Dragon counters with his "Fubuki style four-man take down" leaving Cold Wind a bloody heap on the floor. Kojiro arrives and he and Dragon walk out together.
Seeing Dragon and Kojiro walking down a Tokyo street, Eyes of Darkness says to himself, "so Cold Wind is dead" opens a book labeled "Shadow Secret File" takes out Cold Winds photo and sets in fire with his pipe lighter. As the photo burns he utters one word "Dragon".
‹To Be Continued›