Professional Killers (1972 - 1973)

Scripted TV Show
Professional Killers
NR September 2nd, 1972Drama , Crime1 Seasons, 33 Episodes
A shikakenin was an under-the-cover trade that undertook killing in Edo. Hanemon of Otowa, an agency that introduced laborers and maids, was also one of these. Katsugoro Iseya was a timber dealer who had come in as a client. His target was the constructions magistrate Hanno, and the Tatsumiya who sipped on the benefits. Hanemon who had a stong code towards killing, where he would only kill those who do no good to be in the world, accepts this request. Baian Fujieda, a needle doctor would carry out the killing. However, the professional killer Baian fails to bring down Tatsumiya. Hanemon then looks to another shikakenin, the ronin Sanai Nishimura for the role. Although Sanai's ability with the sword is good, he lives poorly in a tenement, and accepts this commission on the condition that it is kept a secret from his wife and child. Here, they close in on Hanno and Tatsumiya again...
DirectorsAkira MatsumotoHiroki MatsunoKenji Misumi
WritersTakayuki YamadaHideo HondaYukio Tsuda

TV Show Details

Air Date:September 2nd, 1972

Last Air Date:April 14th, 1973


Genres:Drama , Crime

Original Language:Japanese
Production Companies:TV Asahi, Shochiku
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