A threat is uttered, a blade is drawn, a flash of cold steel and then... a dozen attackers now lie silent, dispatched by the lightning sword of Zatoichi.
A humble masseur and gambler, Zatoichi wanders the countryside of Japan, going from town to town plying his trade and rolling the dice. With a kind heart and lethal sword skills, he is protector of the innocent and the ruin of wicked men.
A pop culture icon since his screen debut in 1962, Zatoichi (played by Shintaro Katsu) was a matinee favorite throughout the 1960s. After a dozen years and 25 films, the blind swordsman transitioned to the small screen in 1974 in the series, "Zatoichi Monogatari."
Contains episodes 14-26.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.