You Only Live Twice (1967) Poster

Tetsurô Tanba: Tiger Tanaka



  • [Being bathed by Tanaka's women] 

    Tiger Tanaka : You know what it is about you that fascinates them, don't you? It's the hair on your chest. Japanese men all have beautiful bare skin.

    James Bond : Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree."

  • Tiger Tanaka : It can save your life, this cigarette.

    James Bond : You sound like a commercial.

  • [Choosing a masseuse] 

    James Bond : Well, I'll just settle for this little old lady here.

    Tiger Tanaka : Good choice, she's very sexyful.

  • Tiger Tanaka : My friend, now you take your first civilized bath.

    James Bond : Really?

    [Bond is surrounded by four young Japanese women wearing only white bras and panties] 

    James Bond : Oh, I like the plumbing.

    Tiger Tanaka : Place yourself entirely in their hands, my dear Bond-san. Rule number one: is never do anything yourself - when someone else can do it for you.

    James Bond : And number two?

    Tiger Tanaka : Rule number two: in Japan, men come first, women come second.

    James Bond : I just might retire to here.

  • Tiger Tanaka : Permit me to introduce myself. I am Tanaka. Please call me Tiger.

    James Bond : If you're Tanaka, then how do you feel about me?

    Tiger Tanaka : [the code response]  I... love you.

    James Bond : Well, I'm glad we got that out of the way.

  • James Bond : Do you have any commandos here?

    Tiger Tanaka : I have much, much better. Ninjas. Top-secret, Bond-san. This is my ninja training school.

  • Tiger Tanaka : I must say I am disappointed with the ease with which I could pull you in. The one thing my honourable mother taught me long ago was never to get into a car with a strange girl. But you, I'm afraid, will get into anything. With any girl.

  • Tiger Tanaka : [discussing Osato Chemicals' supertanker, the Ning Po, which is known to be smuggling rocket fuel]  We shadowed the Ning Po to the outer islands.

    Aki : It was very dark. Hard to see her all the time.

    Tiger Tanaka : But we know she stopped somewhere. Look at these photos.

    [Tiger hands James photos of the Ning Po] 

    Aki : Look at the water line.

    James Bond : [noticing the higher water line of the ship in seperate photos]  You're right. Fully laden here, and empty here.

    James Bond : [getting up]  I want to take a look at the island now. Is Little Nellie here?

    Tiger Tanaka : Yes. And her father.

    [James, Aki, and Tiger enter a nearby garage where an agitated and sweating Q is waiting] 

    James Bond : [sarcastically]  Welcome to Japan, Dad. Is my little girl hot and ready?

    Q : [annoyed]  Look, 007, I've had a long and tiring journey, probably to no purpose, so I'm in no mood for juvenile quips.

  • Tiger Tanaka : You like Japanese sake, Mr. Bond? Or, would you prefer a vodka martini?

    James Bond : Oh, no. I like sake. Especially when it's served at the correct temperature: 98.4 degrees fahrenheit like this is.

    Tiger Tanaka : For a European, you are exceptionally cultivated.

  • Tiger Tanaka : Chasing girls will be the end of you, Bond-san. I have told you that before.

    Aki : He didn't chase her! He did it so that I could get away. He wouldn't touch that horrible girl. You wouldn't, would you?

    James Bond : Oh, heaven forbid.

  • Tiger Tanaka : [after Tiger's helicopter drops an enemy car chasing Bond and Aki into the Pacific ocean]  How's that for Japanese efficiency?

    James Bond : Just a drop in the ocean.

  • Tiger Tanaka : You are James Bond, aren't you? I am so very pleased to meet you Bond-san. I really am. Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Tanaka. Please call me Tiger.

  • James Bond : I'd like you to examine these as soon as possible. They're from Osato's safe.

    Tiger Tanaka : This is an order for naval stores. 500 kilos of butter. 50 containers of lox. What is lox?

    James Bond : Oh, it's American name for smoked salmon. But, it's also the technical name for liquid oxygen - which makes rocket fuel.

  • Tiger Tanaka : [Three young Japanese women giving Bond a bath]  Your English girls would never perform this simple service.

    James Bond : I think I know one or two who might get around to it.

    Tiger Tanaka : Miss Moneypenny, perhaps?

  • Tiger Tanaka : I have my curiosity, Bond-san. What is little Nellie?

    James Bond : Oh, she's a wonderful girl. Very small. Quite fast. Can do anything. Just your type.

    Tiger Tanaka : A toy helicopter?

    Q : No, it's certainly not a toy!

  • Tiger Tanaka : [to James Bond]  Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond.

  • James Bond : What's the plan for me?

    Tiger Tanaka : First, you become a Japanese. Second, you train hard and quickly to become a ninja - like us. And third, to give you extra special cover - you take a wife.

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