Sugata Sanshirou

Judo Story

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Synonyms: Sanshiro the Judoist
Japanese: 姿三四郎
English: Judo Story
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 8, 1981
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Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, SportsSports
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 1 hr. 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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In the year 1882, Sanshirou comes to Tokyo seeking for a worthy martial arts teacher. There, he meets Yano - a judo master who single-handedly defeats 39 jujitsu practitioners. Extremely impressed by his skill, Sanshirou decides to become his disciple. Later, Sanshirou falls for Sayo Murai - a girl whose father is a martial arts instructor at the local police department; and he also has to face Higaki Gennosuke, a skilled jujitsu fighter and his greatest rival.

Based on a novel by Tsuneo Tomita, which was adapted into a 1943 movie by young Akira Kurosawa.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Theme Song Composition
Monkey Punch
Character Design
Kondou, Yoshifumi
Key Animation
Ootsuka, Yasuo
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"Season" by TALIZMAN

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"Season" by TALIZMAN


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