ZATOICHI Ep03: New Tale of Zatoichi (新・座頭市物語 Shin Zatōichi monogatari) Blind masseur and master swordsman, Zatoichi, is tired of killing. He journeys to his old village looking for peace, but is pursued by the brother of Boss Kanbei, a man he’s killed. Back home, Ichi connects with Banno, his teacher, who seeks prestige and has arranged for his younger sister, Yayoi, to marry into a wealthy samurai family. Ichi and Yayoi realize they are in love, but Ichi’s request for her hand meets with Banno’s derision. Ichi is also drawn into Banno’s plot to kidnap the son of a wealthy man, ostensibly to aid the Mito Goblins, a gang of thieves on the run; but Banno wants to keep the ransom. Ichi wants harmony and love, but can he escape a destiny of violence?
ZATOICHI 08: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight 1964 Engsub (座頭市血笑旅, Zatōichi kesshō-tabi) Fight, Zatoichi, Fight Engsub (座頭市血笑旅, Zatōichi kesshō-tabi) – When Zatoichi witnesses the murder of a young mother he promises to deliver the baby to the father. Along the way he gains the help of a reluctant criminal. Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket and together they travel to find the baby’s father. But they do not reckon on the father’s reaction to their arrival, nor on their own growing feelings for the child.