Kenji Misumi

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Kenji Misumi
Born (1921-03-02)March 2, 1921
Kyoto, Japan
Died September 24, 1975(1975-09-24) (aged 54)
Occupation Film director

Kenji Misumi (三隅 研次?, Misumi Kenji) (2 March 1921 – 24 September 1975) was a Japanese film director. He created films such as Lone Wolf and Cub and the initial film in the long-running Zatoichi series.

Misumi directed Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice, starring Shintaro Katsu.[1]

He died at age 53.[2]

His 1973 film Sakura no Daimon was voted by Makoto Shinozaki at the BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time in 2012.[3]

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