Kaze no Yojimbo

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Kaze no Yojimbo
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Anime television series
Directed byHayato Date
Produced byYuji Nunokawa
Hiroshi Yamashita
Tetsuya Watanabe
Written byKatsuyuki Sumisawa
Music byTsuneyoshi Saito
StudioStudio Pierrot
Licensed by
Original networkNippon TV
Original run 2 October 2001 19 March 2002
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Kaze no Yojimbo (旋風の用心棒, trans. "Bodyguard of the Wind") is a 2001–2002 Japanese animated television series based on Akira Kurosawa's chanbara film Yojimbo. It was directed by Hayato Date.[1]

The series follows George Kodama into the small town of Kimujuku. The wanderer quickly realizes he is an unwelcomed visitor and becomes caught up in a violent conflict between rival crime syndicates.

Kaze no Yojimbo aired on Nippon Television from 2 October 2001 to 19 March 2002, totaling 25 episodes.


Jyouji "George" Kodama arrives in the town of Kimujuku in search of a man named Genzo Araki. Unable to find him, he learns that the town is divided in two distinct factions. Sensing that Kimujuku's residents are hiding something, Jyouji takes work from each faction, playing them against each other in an effort to uncover the secret and the whereabouts of Genzo.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Original air date
1"Gone With the Dust"
(Japanese: 第一話)
2 October 2001 (2001-10-02)
2"Snake Swamp"
(Japanese: 第二話)
9 October 2001 (2001-10-09)
3"The Bodyguard"
(Japanese: 第三話)
16 October 2001 (2001-10-16)
4"Beauty and the Poison"
(Japanese: 第四話)
23 October 2001 (2001-10-23)
5"The Pursuit"
(Japanese: 第五話)
30 October 2001 (2001-10-30)
6"The Gate Wouldn't Rise"
(Japanese: 第六話)
6 November 2001 (2001-11-06)
7"Legend of the Demon"
(Japanese: 第七話)
13 November 2001 (2001-11-13)
8"The Casino Train"
(Japanese: 第八話)
20 November 2001 (2001-11-20)
9"The 15-Year Truth"
(Japanese: 第九話)
27 November 2001 (2001-11-27)
10"Red Dreams, White Memories"
(Japanese: 第十話)
4 December 2001 (2001-12-04)
11"Lurking in the Gloom"
(Japanese: 第十一話)
11 December 2001 (2001-12-11)
12"The Echo"
(Japanese: 第十二話)
18 December 2001 (2001-12-18)
13"The Man Who Returned"
(Japanese: 第十三話)
25 December 2001 (2001-12-25)
14"False Reconciliations"
(Japanese: 第十四話)
1 January 2002 (2002-01-01)
15"The Counter Attack"
(Japanese: 第十五話)
8 January 2002 (2002-01-08)
16"Swapping Hostages"
(Japanese: 第十六話)
15 January 2002 (2002-01-15)
17"The Great Sting"
(Japanese: 第十七話)
22 January 2002 (2002-01-22)
18"The Vendetta"
(Japanese: 第十八話)
29 January 2002 (2002-01-29)
19"The Sniper"
(Japanese: 第十九話)
5 February 2002 (2002-02-05)
(Japanese: 第二十話)
12 February 2002 (2002-02-12)
21"The Search for the Truth"
(Japanese: 第二十一話)
19 February 2002 (2002-02-19)
22"The Tanokura Manor Ablaze"
(Japanese: 第二十二話)
26 February 2002 (2002-02-26)
23"The Great Excursion"
(Japanese: 第二十三話)
3 March 2002 (2002-03-03)
24"The Close Call"
(Japanese: 第二十四話)
12 March 2002 (2002-03-12)
25"So Long"
(Japanese: 第二十五話)
19 March 2002 (2002-03-19)


  1. ^ "伊達勇登 だて・はやと". allcinema.net (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved January 17, 2015.

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