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Kaze no Yojimbo
(Bodyguard of the Wind)
Genre Action, Crime fiction
TV anime
Director Hayato Date
Studio Studio Pierrot
Network Nippon Television
Original run 2 October 200119 March 2002
Episodes 25
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Kaze no Yojimbo (旋風の用心棒 ?, trans. Bodyguard of the Wind) is a 2001/2002 Japanese animated television series based on Akira Kurosawa's chanbara film Yojimbo.

The series follows George Kodama into the small town of Kimujuku. The wanderer quickly realizes he is an unwelcomed visitor and becomes caught up in a violent conflict between rival crime syndicates.

Kaze no Yojimbo aired on Nippon Television from 2 October 2001 to 19 March 2002, totaling 25 episodes.


Jyouji "George" Kodama arrives in the town of Kimujuku in search of a man named Genzo Araki. Unable to find him, he learns that the town is divided in two distinct factions. Sensing that Kimujuku's residents are hiding something, Jyouji takes work from each faction, playing them against each other in an effort to uncover the secret and the whereabouts of Genzo.

Episode list

# Title Original air date
1 "Gone With the Dust"
2 October 2001
2 "Snake Swamp"
9 October 2001
3 "The Bodyguard"
16 October 2001
4 "Beauty and the Poison"
23 October 2001
5 "The Pursuit"
30 October 2001
6 "The Gate Wouldn't Rise"
6 November 2001
7 "Legend of the Demon"
13 November 2001
8 "The Casino Train"
20 November 2001
9 "The 15-Year Truth"
27 November 2001
10 "Red Dreams, White Memories"
4 December 2001
11 "Lurking in the Gloom"
11 December 2001
12 "The Echo"
18 December 2001
13 "The Man Who Returned"
25 December 2001
14 "False Reconciliation"
1 January 2002
15 "The Counterattack"
8 January 2002
16 "Swapping Hostages"
15 January 2002
17 "The Great Sting"
22 January 2002
18 "The Vendetta"
29 January 2002
19 "The Sniper"
5 February 2002
20 "Bingo"
12 February 2002
21 "The Search for the Truth"
19 February 2002
22 "Tanokura Manor Ablaze"
26 February 2002
23 "The Great Excursion"
3 March 2002
24 "The Close Call"
12 March 2002
25 "So Long"
19 March 2002

External links

Kaze no Yojimbo (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia

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