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) 
Genres: action , adventure , mystery 
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: 233 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: 39 votes (sub:22, dub:17)
 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 (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 531 users, rank: #1724 (of 6324)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.232 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.88, rank: #1842 (of 6327)
Weighted mean: 7.222 (Good+), rank: #1746 (of 6327) (seen all: 7.47 / seen some: 6.64 / won't finish: 3.89)
Bayesian estimate: 7.237 (Good+), rank: #1501 (of 4833)
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
    Kaze no Yojimbo - A New Face in Town (DVD 1) 2004-04-27
    Kaze no Yojimbo - Deadly Feud (DVD 5) 2004-12-14
    Kaze no Yojimbo - Unveiled Mystery (DVD 6) 2005-01-04
    Kaze no Yojinbo - Small Town Secrets (DVD 2) 2004-06-08 (from $29.98)
    Kaze no Yojinbo - Tip of the Iceberg (DVD 3) 2004-08-10 (from $29.45)
    Kaze no Yojinbo - New Battle (DVD 4) 2004-10-12 (from $29.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Hayato Date 
Hayato Date (eps 1, 11) 
Motosuke Takahashi 
Noriyuki Abe (ep 12) 
Rion Kujo 
Shigenori Kageyama 
Takaaki Ishiyama 
Toshiyuki Tsuru (OP, ED; eps 13, 25) 
Yutaka Yamamoto (eps 10, 16) 
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) 
Music: Tsuneyoshi Saito 
Original creator: Akira Kurosawa 
Character Design: Takeshi Itou 
Art Director:
Mio Isshiki 
Mio Ittishiki 
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) 
Toshiyuki Tsuru (ep 13) 
Yoshiyuki Kishi 
Layout Key Animation: Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 25) 
Music producer: Hidenori Suzuki 
Planning Cooperation: Keishi Nakayama 
Sound: Hajime Takakuwa 
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 
Recording engineer:
Eric Lewis 
Ernie Sheesley 
Michael Clark 
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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