Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

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 Zatoichi (98 episodes, 1974-1979)
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

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3 October 1974 (Japan)  »

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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman  »

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His direction of the episode "The Kannon Statue That Was Tied" was the final directing job for Kenji Misumi. It was also the only episode of this television series that he directed. He was the director of the original Zatoichi feature film "Zatoichi Monogatari" (1962). He died the following year at the age of 54. See more »

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Followed by Zatôichi (1989) See more »

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