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Kurenai Sanshirou

Alternative Titles

English: Judo Boy
Japanese: 紅三四郎


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1969 to Sep 24, 1969
Premiered: Spring 1969
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.611 (scored by 251 users)
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Ranked: #55042
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Popularity: #9224
Members: 987
Favorites: 4
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Young Sanshiro Kurenai is the proud heir of a judo dojo. One day, he finds his beloved father dead and a glass eye not too far from the corpse. Ready to avenge his father and take his honour back, Sanshiro and his friend Ken start searching for the mysterious one-eyed murderer...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Utsumi, Kenji


Yoshida, Tatsuo
Producer, Original Creator
Kuri, Ippei
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Episode Director
Toriumi, Jinzou
Script, Planning

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Kurenai Sanshirou (紅三四郎)" by Miki Katsuhiko (美樹克彦)
#2: "Kurenai Sanshirou (紅三四郎)" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Mitsuko Horie

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Otoko no Arano (男の荒野)" by Miki Katsuhiko (美樹克彦)
#2: "Sekiyou no Otoko (紅三四郎)" by Yuriko Yamao (山尾百合子), Yuri Shimazaki

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May 12, 2018
CrocMagnum (All reviews)
Exploring all the quirks of this anime never ceases to amaze me. You see commenting on Kurenai Sanshiro is like opening a Matryoshka, a Russian doll, every time you uncap a doll you find a smaller doll inside it and so on. Likewise for Kurenai Sanshiro, aka Judo boy, each info leads to another and so on.

So this is no brief review but I humbly believe the anime deserves these clarifications.

First of all Kurenai Sanshiro was never licensed in USA, this might explain why English reviews about it are so scarce. However the anime aired in foreign countries under the name read more


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