ToZ Continues 08
Brisk, no-nonsense sequel that pits Zatoichi against a clan of disgruntled yakuza and government officials, while a mysterious wandering bandit also takes an interest, who is revealed to be the blind swordsman’s estranged older brother (played by the actor’s real-life sibling). Made before the studio realised they had a hit on their hands, this nevertheless provides a welcome second helping, while also fleshing out the character’s back story.

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