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The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur and master swordsman. Zatoichi targets a yakuza-controlled village, because war with a neighbouring town's smaller gang is brewing.

  1. Kenji Misumi


  2. Minoru Inuzuka


Top Billed Cast

  1. Shintarō Katsu

    Shintarō Katsu

    Zatoichi / Blind Man Ichi / Masseur Ichi

  2. Masayo Banri

    Masayo Banri

    Tane / Tatekichi's sister / Seisuke's ex-lover

  3. Ryûzô Shimada

    Shigezô of Sasagawa / Sasagawa yakuza boss

  4. Hajime Mitamura

    Hanji of Matsugishi

  5. Shigeru Amachi

    Shigeru Amachi

    Hirate, Miki

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The Tale of Zatoichi
The Tale of Zatoichi



Original Title 座頭市物語

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 18, 1962


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -



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