Like Sanjuro, also played by Mifune, Tsuruchiyo is a smart, masterful swordsman, but he drinks like a fish and is often shown slouching, compared to the other prim and proper samurai.
The second duel in The Duellists is shot in the same way as the final duel in Sanjuro.
Sanjuro hides under the floorboard of a house from his pursuers; just as Luke, Han, Obi-Wan and Chewbacca do.
"Sanjuro" is mentioned.
The character Kevin is jokingly referred to as "Sanjuro" at one point because he is treating a night stick as a sword. He also bounces it on his shoulder, not unlike the way Toshiro Mifune did with his sword when thinking in the Kurosawa films "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro.
Sanjuro is #8.
Clips are shown.
During one of Aang's hallucinations, Momo and Appa fight a duel. Momo's character is based on Kuwabatake Sanjuro, Akira Kurosawa's wandering ronin.