Kamui the Ninja

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Kamui the Ninja: Stories Other Than the Legend
(Ninpū Kamui Gaiden)
Genre Action/Drama; Edo era historical fiction
Anime television series
Directed by Yonehiko Watanabe
Music by Ryōichi Mizutani
Studio Tele-Cartoon Japan
Original network Fuji TV
Original run April 6, 1969September 28, 1969
Episodes 26
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Kamui the Ninja: Stories Other Than the Legend (忍風カムイ外伝, Ninpū Kamui Gaiden) is a shōnen anime produced by Tele-Cartoon Japan in 1969. It was broadcast in Japan from 6 April 1969 to 28 September 1969 by Fuji TV. Kamui the Ninja had 26 episodes with a running time of 22 minutes each one. The series was based on the manga The Legend of Kamui by Sanpei Shirato.


Kamui is a ninja from the Edo period who has decided to leave his clan. After doing so he is pursued relentlessly by the members of his former clan; who consider him to be a traitor and therefore wish to kill him. Kamui then wanders around Japan to escape from them by using his intelligence and great abilities to survive. In the course of the series Kamui begins to suffer from paranoia because of his status as a persecuted man. Kamui then started to believe that everybody wished to murder him and became distrusting of everyone he came across.

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