The Zatoichi television series is just as good as the film series that preceded it. In fact many may prefer the television series.
Since each episode is reduced to 45 minutes, you get to the climatic fight a lot sooner, and since the plot has to be simplified to accommodate less characters, the films are easier to follow.
The series lasted for 100 episodes before Katsu retired the character.
Season 2 is comprised of 29 Episodes.
REMASTERED FOR SUPERIOR PICTURE QUALITY
SEASON 2 – VOLUME 2
EPISODE 4: THE MOONRISE BODYGUARD
EPISODE 5: ON THE RUN
EPISODE 6: IN THE SHADOW OF HIS TEACHER
(Co-Starring: TAMBA TETSURO)
STARRING: KATSU SHINTARO
1976 - JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES – COLOR – FULL SCREEN - 135 MINUTES