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The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Tomoko Mayama
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In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô, Yûko Hama
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Fourth film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.

Director: Buichi Saitô
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Yoichi Hayashi, Michi Azuma
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In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Akiji Kobayashi
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Fifth film in the Lone Wolf & Cub Series. 5 warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each has 1/5th of Ogami's assassin fee and 1/5 of the information he needs to complete his assassination. His ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Michiyo Ohkusu, Akihiro Tomikawa
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In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.

Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Junko Hitomi
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When the wife of the Shogun's Decapitator is murdered and he is ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire, embarking on a journey of blood and violent death.

Director: Robert Houston
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki
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Hanzo Itami is an incorruptible Edo officer who learns that an infamous killer has fled from his island prison. Hanzo begins tracking him down using his unorthodox interrogation techniques.

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiji Asaoka, Mari Atsumi
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During the currency devaluation by the Edo treasury, officer Hanzo deals with a temple priestess who sells her pupils as prostitutes, and a notorious thief who plans to rob the mint.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Keiko Aikawa, Kazuko Inano
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Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom?

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Masaomi Kondô
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The story centers around a ronin samurai and his young son during the time of feudal Japan!

Director: Justin Lin
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This is the television series that was launched due to the immense popularity of the Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure ôkami) series of 6 motion pictures in Japan... See full synopsis »

Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô
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Kin'ya Kitaôji ...
 Ogami Ittô (2 episodes, 2004)
Tsubasa Kobayashi ...
 Daigorô (2 episodes, 2004)
Keiko Tokoshima ...
 Azami (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Yagyu Retsudo (2 episodes, 2004)
Eriko Satô
(2 episodes, 2004)
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The first two instalments in the series were spliced together to create the more popular movie shogun assassin. fact. See more »

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Remake of Fugitive Samurai (1984) See more »

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One of the first comic adaptations -- totally brilliant
30 November 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

I got hooked on this show as a child growing up in Canada where Toyota for a time decided it would be good PR to import the series from Japan, dub it at their expense and show it to Canadians under the title IRON SAMURAI. As the company did better and better (DUH) they lost interest in PR for its own sake and they stopped importing in mid-stream. Years later I was able to get the entire series in subtitled form and watch it beginning to end. Notes as follows: 1. Brilliant concept. The law-abiding personal executioner to the Shogun gets caught up in inter-clan politics, and, before he knows it, he an outlaw on the run with his infant son, his wife having been killed. 2. As he travels with the boy WHO GROWS UP AS THE SERIES PROGRESSES, the fact that he is the most wanted man in Japan, not merely by the officials, but by assassins working for the rival clan, does not seem to phase him. His ability is almost superhuman. With a sword in his hand, he seems to be able to handle dozens of opponents at a time. 3. As I write this, I realize I am not doing justice to the series. The themes are very Japanese, about honour and code. The action is wonderfully choreographed. The acting is excellent, although the boy really does not become part of the story until the last two seasons. 4. Overall a "must-see," save for the last two episodes in the series. Because of the nature of Japanese philosophy, western viewers are not going to like the way the series ends, and that's all the spoiler you get. One a kind. A pioneer show. Excellent. Timeless


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