Internal Sleuth

Japan Release: 1973
Running Time:
89 minutes

Internal Sleuth

Japanese Title

[Sakura no Daimon]

Distributor: Production:

Katsu Productions


Live Action

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews


International Title

Internal Sleuth

Initial US Title

US Distributor: - / Time: -

Alternate Titles

Crest of the Cherry Blossom
[Literal Translation]




Directed by Kenji Misumi
Writing credits Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshihiro Ishimatsu
Produced by Tomisaburo Wakayama, Masanori Sanada
Music by Kunihiko Murai
Cinematography by Fujio Morita
Film Editing by Toshio Taniguchi
Production Design by Shigenori Shimoishizaka
Akio Okumura, Detective Tomisaburo Wakayama
Kato, Detective Hiroshi Sekiguchi
Kayo Okumura Kayo Matsuo
Michi Tomoko Mayama
Murakoshi Fumio Watanabe
Takimoto, Detective Shoji Kobayashi
Chief Justice Shinro Nakamura
Egawa, Detective Takashi Ebata
Lawyer Eizo Kitamura


Background and Trivia

  • Katsu Productions submitted the film to the US copyright office on December 20th, 2001 with the registration number of PA0000418521. Toho renewed the film's registration the same day, retroactively citing the movie's original release date as the date of original copyright. The titles submitted were the international title, "Internal Sleuth", and the Romaji title, "Sakura no Daimon".