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Zatôichi monogatari 

Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.
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Series cast summary:
Shintarô Katsu ...  Zatoichi 98 episodes, 1974-1979
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Storyline

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

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Katsu Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Follows Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964) See more »

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