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Can you name the Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman films starring Shintaro Katsu?

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1962The Legend of Zatoichi begins.
1962Zatoichi discovers a secret that makes him a wanted man, and must face his old foe, the infamous one armed samurai.
1963Zatoichi returns to his home village to discover that his former teacher has been hiring out his swordsmanship skills to kidnappers.
1963The blind swordsman is caught between two gang bosses and must fight his way out of an intense territorial dispute.
1963Zatoichi helps a servant girl escape a lascivious feudal lord and two deadly yakuza gangs.
1964Accused of theft, Zatoichi must clear his name while being pursued by a maniacal bull-whip wielding ronin.
1964Zatoichi is provoked into a sword-swinging fury by a disreputable gang leader trying to oust a rival boss.
1964Pursued by assassins, Zatoichi must deliver an orphaned infant to his father.
1964Zatoichi helps a young woman track down her missing father.
1965Arriving in a village plagued by corruption and deceit, Zatoichi vows to avenge his slain master.
1965Zatoichi helps free an affable con man's falsely imprisoned father.
1965Zatoichi befriends a chess-loving wandering samurai and helps a young girl accidentally wounded in a sword fight.
1966After a bloody mission to deliver a large sum of money to a dying man's son, Zatoichi questions his violent lifestyle and his future as a swordsman.
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1966Troubled by his violent past, Zatoichi embarks on a pilgrimage to a series of seaside shrines, but bandits interrupt his spiritual journey.
1967Zatoichi learns the origin of his famous cane sword, and discovers it may soon fail in battle.
1967Zatoichi arrives in a town where a gambling house is kidnapping poor patrons.
1967Zatoichi reunites a father and son, but now he must take on the father's new boss: a local yakuza leader.
1968Zatoichi confronts a corrupt police official and an outlaw gang to free a young woman enslaved in a silk mill.
1968On a yakuza assassination mission, Zatoichi turns on his employer when he realizes he's been tricked.
1970Zatoichi treks to a favorite village only to discover that it’s become a living hell, plagued by feuding yakuza.
1970This adventure pits Zatoichi against one of his most diabolical foes: a blind yakuza boss whose reign of terror and exploitation has made him nearly mythic.
1971While traveling the countryside, Zatoichi comes across Wang Kang, a Chinese swordsman protecting a brutally orphaned young child.
1972Zatoichi comes across a pregnant woman dying from sword wounds and helps deliver her baby. Her final request to him: take the boy to see his father.
1972 A tale of innocence corrupted by sadistic, sleazy criminality.
1973Everything comes full circle when Zatoichi returns to his hometown.
1989Nearing the village of his sensei, Zatoichi decides to pay the teacher a visit, only to learn that he has been murdered and his daughter forced into prostitution.

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