Kaze no Yojimbo (TV)

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© KUROSAWA PRODUCTIONS/Sammy • Dentsu • Studio Pierrot • NTV

Alternative title:
Bodyguard of the Wind
Yojimbo of the Wind
旋風の用心棒 (Japanese)
바람의 요짐보 (Korean)
바람의 용심봉 (Korean)
Themes: organized crime
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 234 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 13 votes (dub:8, sub:4, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 49 votes (sub:26, dub:20, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 63 votes (sub:35, dub:25, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Good: 40 votes (sub:22, dub:18)
 Decent: 33 votes (dub:16, sub:14, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 18 votes (sub:14, dub:4)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Bad: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 534 users, rank: #1753 (of 6492)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.231 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.876, rank: #1874 (of 6491)
Weighted mean: 7.221 (Good+), rank: #1784 (of 6491) (seen all: 7.47 / seen some: 6.64 / won't finish: 3.89)
Bayesian estimate: 7.236 (Good+), rank: #1537 (of 4942)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 25
Vintage: 2001-10-02 to 2002-03-26
Opening Theme:
"Tokyo" by Escargot
Ending Theme:
"Situation" by Escargo
Links: We have 1
Based on Akira Kurosawa's classic movie, "Yojinbo".
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kaze no Yojimbo - Complete Collection (DVD) 2006-07-25 (from $256.99)
    Kaze no Yojimbo - A New Face in Town (DVD 1) 2004-04-27 (from $40.46)
    Kaze no Yojimbo - Deadly Feud (DVD 5) 2004-12-14
    Kaze no Yojimbo - Unveiled Mystery (DVD 6) 2005-01-04 (from $74.46)
    Kaze no Yojinbo - Small Town Secrets (DVD 2) 2004-06-08 (from $8.81)
    Kaze no Yojinbo - Tip of the Iceberg (DVD 3) 2004-08-10 (from $28.64)
    Kaze no Yojinbo - New Battle (DVD 4) 2004-10-12 (from $29.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Hayato Date
Episode Director:
Hayato Date (eps 1, 11-12)
Toshiyuki Tsuru (eps 13, 25)
Yutaka Yamamoto (4 episodes
eps 4, 10, 16, 22

Unit Director: Toshiyuki Tsuru (OP, ED)
Original creator: Akira Kurosawa
Character Design: Takeshi Itou
Director of Photography: Atsuo Matsumoto
3D Backgrounds: Toshiyuki Tsuru (ep 13)
Animation producer:
Ken Hagino
Naoji Hounokidani
Background Retouch: Toshiyuki Tsuru (ep 25)
Chief Writer: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Color design: Takuya Kawami
Digital Photography: Toshiyuki Tsuru (eps 13, 25)
Editing: Seiji Morita
Key Animation:
Hirofumi Suzuki (OP; ep 13)
Ryoji Nakamori (eps 1, 5, 12)
Toshiyuki Tsuru (ep 13)
Yoshiyuki Kishi
Layout Key Animation: Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 25)
Music producer: Hidenori Suzuki
Planning Cooperation: Keishi Nakayama
Story Advisor: Hisayuki Toriumi
Hiroaki Hirata as George (JoJi) Kodama

Emi Shinohara as Sanae Araki
Houchu Ohtsuka as Samekichi Shirogane
Kousei Hirota as Araiguma
Masaaki Tsukada as Cafe TOMBO Manager
Sanae Kobayashi as Miyuki Tanokura
Shigenori Sôya as Fukajirô Shirogane
Shinpachi Tsuji as Shûsaku Tanokura

Katsumi Chou as Inspector Saeki
Mitsuo Senda as Officer Konishi
Wataru Yokoshima as Chief of Police
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Producer: Miho Kinoshita

Casting Director: Jamie Simone
Casting, Voice Director: Jamie Simone
Chief Producer: Charles McCarter
Engineering Assistant: Eric Lewis
Mixing: Michael Clark
Post Supervisor: Denny Densmore
Voice Direction: Jamie Simone
Michael Lindsay as George Kodama

Dave Wittenberg as Raccoon
Diane Michelle as Sanae Araki
Jim Ward as Master of TONBO
Kirk Thornton as Samekichi Shirogane
Melissa Fahn as Miyuki Tanokura
Richard Cansino as Rin Shirogane
Steven Blum as Fukajiro Shirogane
Tom Wyner as Shusaku Tanokura

Crispin Freeman as Yamamoto
Dan Woren as Ken
Dave Mallow as
Arms Dealer
Dave Wittenberg as Tanokura driver
Jim Ward as Tanida
Mari Devon as Miyuki's Friend (eps 1-2)
Michael McConnohie as Kanehara
Neil Kaplan as Police Chief
Paula Tiso as Maki
Philece Sampler as Ginzame Receptionist (ep 2)
Ralph Votrian as Konishi
Rebecca Forstadt as Miyuki Tanokura
Steve Kramer as Detective Saeki
Tom Fahn as Man in Street (ep 6)
Tony Pope as Professor Uekusa
Wendee Lee as
Kotoyo Tanokura
English companies
ADR Production: Studio E
DVD Production Services: Ascent Media DVD
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment

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