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SHINTARO THE SAMURAI SEASONS 1-10 COMPLETE SET 35 DVDs
SHINTARO THE SAMURAI
SEASONS 1 to 10 - COMPLETE SET
Starring KOICHI OSE
JAPANESE SAMURAI TV SERIES 1962-65
35 DISCS - 128 EPISODES
DIRECTED BY TORU TOYAMA
PRODUCED BY TOSHIO KOBAYASHI
AVAILABLE IN PAL REGION FREE or NTSC REGION FREE FORMAT. The NTSC format has no menu and the episodes play one after the other.
ABOUT THE SERIES :
This classic Japanese samurai TV series (1962-1965) portrays the adventures of a roving samurai, Akikusa Shintaro (whose real name is Matsudaira Nobuchiyo), played by Ose Koichi. Set in the 17th century Japan and is a combination of pantomime, violent action, brilliant sword play and magicianship. Shintaro is the older half-brother of Ienari, the 11th Tokugawa shogun. Because he is the son of a concubine, he has no claim to power, so he assumes the guise of a wandering spy-swordsman (along with the name Shintaro) to seek out and eliminate plots by rival warlords, in this way protecting his younger brother, who is still a minor. Acting on
secret orders from roju (chief councillor) Matsudaira Sadanobu, Shintaro gathers information in the various fiefdoms and battles rival warriors and spies, aided by his Iga Ninja friend Tombei the Mist (Japanese: Kiri no Tonbei), as played by Fuyukichi Maki. Shintaro is also helped by Shusaku (played by Omori Shunsuke), whose father has been kidnapped by Koga ninja, and whom Shusaku and Shintaro are also trying to find.
The series, originally known in Japan as Onmitsu Kenshi, has some memorable villains, especially those
played by Bin Amatsu, including the imposing Kongo of Koga, the other-worldly Fuma Kotaro (a descendant
of the famous 16th century ninja FÅ«ma KotarÅ) and Gensai the Wolf. Genkuro Momochi, played by Toshiyuki Katsuki, is another villain who has a genuinely menacing screen presence; as well as a prominent scar in the middle of his brow. The Negishi (Negoro) ninja leaders Garidoshi (played by Yoshio Yoshida) and Onime the
Bat (a one-eyed evil-doer with a shuriken for an eye-patch) also projects an aura of menace. Part of the charm of this classic TV series is the poor dubbing of English voices over the Japanese soundtrack!
FEATURING: Koichi Ose, Fuyukichi Maki, Shunsuke Omori, Bin Amatsu, Jun Haichi, Tadashi Tanemura, Ryuji Ishiwa.
LANGUAGE: English (dubbed). Dubbing is out of sync (like it was back when it aired in the
SPECS : FULLSCREEN (4:3) format - Region free PAL or NTSC. You must specify the format you want. If you don't, PAL format will be shipped.
FOR SEASON 1, DISCS 1 and 2 have 5 episodes and DISC 3 has 3 episodes.
FOR SEASONS 2 TO 7, DISCS 1 to 3 have 3 episodes, DISC 4 has 4 episodes.
FOR SEASON 8, DISCS 1 and 2 have 5 episodes and DISC 3 has 4 episodes.
FOR SEASON 9, DISCS 1 and 2 have 3 episodes and DISC 3 has 4 episodes.
FOR SEASON 10, DISCS 1 and 2 have 5 episodes and DISC 3 has 3 episodes
RATING: No rating.
DISCLAIMER: This custom made DVD set comes from a private collection. THERE IS NO ART COVER WITH THE DVDs AND IT IS SOLD IN PLASTIC SLEEVES ONLY, NO DVD BOX/CASE. The DVDs surface is white with no artwork/printing/name on it and is of top quality. May not work with Playstations 1/2/3 and/or Xbox consoles and/or older DVD players (before 2004).VERY GOOD PRINT!
TITLE OF SEASONS:
SEASON 1: SPY SWORDSMAN
SEASON 2: KOGA NINJAS
SEASON 3: IGA NINJAS
SEASON 4: BLACK NINJAS
SEASON 5: FUMA NINJAS (1)
SEASON 6: FUMAS NINJAS (2)
SEASON 7: NINJA TERROR
SEASON 8: PHANTOM NINJA
SEASON 9: PUPPET NINJA
SEASON 10: CONTEST OF DEATH