Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
Shintaro Katsu portrays the legendary Zatoichi, a blind masseur who lives by the yakuza code and answers his foes with a deadly cane sword. He is Japan's ultimate antihero and champion of the common man.
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    • Episode 18

      Zatoichi and the Fugitives

      aired: Sat, Aug 10, 1968

      Zatôichi confronts a corrupt police official and an outlaw gang to free a young woman enslaved in a silk mill.

    • Episode 14

      Zatoichi's Pilgrimage

      aired: Sat, Aug 13, 1966

      Troubled by his violent past, Zatôichi embarks on a pilgrimage to a series of seaside shrines, but bandits interrupt his spiritual journey.

    • Episode 13

      Zatoichi's Vengeance

      aired: Tue, May 3, 1966

      After a bloody mission to deliver a large sum of money to a dying man's son, Zatôichi questions his violent lifestyle and his future as a swordsman.

    • Episode 12

      Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

      aired: Fri, Dec 24, 1965

      Zatôichi befriends a chess-loving wandering samurai and helps a young girl accidentally wounded in a sword fight.

    • Episode 11

      Zatoichi and the Doomed Man

      aired: Sat, Sep 18, 1965

      Zatôichi helps free an affable con man's falsely imprisoned father.

    • Episode 9

      The Adventures of Zatoichi

      aired: Wed, Dec 30, 1964

      Zatôichi helps a young woman track down her missing father.

    • Episode 6

      Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

      aired: Sat, Mar 14, 1964

      Accused of theft, Zatôichi must clear his name while being pursued by a maniacal, bullwhip-wielding ronin.

    • Episode 5

      On the Road

      aired: Sat, Nov 30, 1963

      Zatôichi helps a servant girl escape a lascivious feudal lord and two deadly yakuza gangs.

    • Episode 4

      The Fugitive

      aired: Sat, Aug 10, 1963

      The blind swordsman is caught between two gang bosses and must fight his way out of an intense territorial dispute.

    • Episode 3

      New Tale of Zatoichi

      aired: Fri, Mar 15, 1963

      Zatôichi returns to his home village to discover that his former teacher has been hiring out his swordsmanship skills to kidnappers.

    • Episode 2

      The Tale of Zatoichi Continues

      aired: Fri, Oct 12, 1962

      Zatôichi discovers a secret that makes him a wanted man, and must face his old foe, the infamous one-armed samurai.

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