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Kaze no Youjinbou


Alternative Titles

English: Kaze no Yojimbo
Synonyms: Bodyguard of the Wind, Kaze no Youjimbo
Japanese: 旋風の用心棒

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2001 to Mar 26, 2002
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.251 (scored by 1,540 users)
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Ranked: #25262
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Popularity: #3906
Members: 6,158
Favorites: 19
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Episodes: /25
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Synopsis

In search for Araki Genzo, George Kodama finds himself in the small town of Kimujuku. George quickly realizes that he is unwelcome and is warned to leave as soon as possible. With two rival syndicates roaming the streets and a dark violent past, the town of Kimujuku isn't what it appears to be. George challenges the town of Kimujuku in order to reveal the towns dark hidden past and discover the truth.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Date, Hayato
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kujou, Rion
Director, Storyboard
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yokote, Michiko
Script


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"Tokyo" by Escargot

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"Situation" by Escargo




More reviewsReviews

Apr 8, 2008
sablepatch (All reviews)
Well, let me first say this is my first review so bear with me!

I found this anime i this site and after looking all over the Internet and not finding it I spent 20 bucks and bought it.I found it to be a great buy! I really enjoyed the story and the main character.

Story:10
It kept me wondering what really happened in the small town 15 years ago. Then just when I thought I figured it out something new would show up and keep me guessing.It had several "small pieces" you could pick up along the way and fit together.


Art:7
Sadly its art was a great read more
Aug 12, 2011
CrAzzYmrBC (All reviews)
I came into this honestly not expecting much. Its clear that its a lower budget anime as most is simply drawn and the action scenes themselves are mostly still frames through out the series, so don't go in expecting crazy action. What really did it for me was the story of this series. It feels like a older 80's or early 90's crime investigation movie. The pacing itself is fairly slow but it always gives you enough to keep you interested (at least me anyways) and doesn't give away so much your disappointed. However by the end it builds up really well and had a read more
Mar 17, 2016
SaturdayKrush (All reviews)
Kaze no Yojimbo is mystery and light action sorta show. It revolves around the main character playing two factions against each other while trying to uncover clues.

[*]A slow paced mystery with the reward coming at its conclusion.

[*]Likable main character with a mysterious past.

[*]Not action or romance heavy. More of a drama and mystery.

[*]The animation itself feels a bit low budget but I feel like that adds a certain charm to it's old school vibe.

[*]Characters are interesting and have their own hidden agendas.

[*]Everything wraps up nicely at the end. There aren't any plot holes and such. It all feels complete.

I'll be frank about this. If you read more
Jun 25, 2015
Markezzo (All reviews)
Kaze no Yojimbo is a re-imagined tale based on Akira Kurosawa’s movie Yojimbo, the story of a ronin that enters a village only to find it controlled by two opposing gangs, which he decides to play against each other. I have yet to see the movie so this review will not make any direct comparisons. One thing that is clear however is the atmosphere, which despite taking place in a modern setting, could easily fit a samurai or western story. The strong protagonist with no name that wanders in to stir up the community, the rivalling families that strive for power, the thirst for revenge, read more

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