JUDO BOY (紅三四郎, Kurenai Sanshiro, "Scarlet Sanshiro") is a
Japanese anime television series created by
Tatsuo Yoshida and
Ippei Kuri . The series aired on
Fuji TV from April 2,
1969 to September 24, 1969, totaling 26 episodes.
The series stars a teenage martial artist named Sanshiro (voiced by
Ikuo Nishikawa ), trained in the Kurenai School of
centers around his search for his father's killer. Accompanying
Sanshiro is an orphaned boy named Kenbo (voiced by Kenbo Kaminarimon)
and his pet dog Boke (voiced by
Hiroshi Otake ). Sanshiro's only clue
to his father's murderer is a glass eye left on the scene of the
crime, suggesting that his father's murderer was one-eyed. Thus many
of the villains Sanshiro fought during the course of the series were
one-eyed or had one eye concealed with an eye-patch.
The opening theme was performed by
Mitsuko Horie (her first) when she
was just 12 years old.
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