Kaze no Youjinbou

Kaze no Yojimbo

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bodyguard of the Wind, Kaze no Youjimbo
Japanese: 旋風の用心棒
English: Kaze no Yojimbo
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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
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.161 (scored by 27172,717 users)
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Ranked: #32052
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Popularity: #5004
Members: 13,061
Favorites: 34

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Date, Hayato
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kujou, Rion
Director, Storyboard
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Tokyo" by escargo

Ending Theme

"Situation" by Escargo

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.

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.

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
Jan 7, 2020
Welkin96 (All reviews)
If there was one issue I had with Kaze no Youjinbou initially it was that it starts off incredibly slow and you don't really get what the main character is thinking or why is he doing the things that he is doing . This show is a slow burn and for the first few episodes I wasn't all that motivated to continue but once it gets going it produces one of the best stories I have seen since I started watching anime

It's a bit over the top at times but both the mystery and it's eventual answers were top notch . Character wise almost everyone 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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