Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's LONE WOLF & CUB is a popular manga that has also been adapted into a series of feature films and a video game. This incarnation is a TV show that was originally broadcast in the early 1970s. The show follows a hardened warrior named Ogami Itto, who has become a deadly assassin following a slur on his name from the Yagyu clan. This collection of episodes from the show follows Ohami and his son, who are collectively known as Lone Wolf and Cub, as they seek revenge on the Yagyu. This release collects the first three volumes of the show.
Master swordsman Ogami Itto held the honorable position as the Shogun's executioner. When rivals kill his wife and handmaidens, it is initially believed that it was to avenge a clan lord's execution. However, the ghastly deed was designed by the envious Yagyu Retsudo to disgrace and frame Ogami in the eyes of the Shogun, giving him criminal status and forcing him to forfeit his lofty post. With his surviving one-year-old son, Daigoro, Ogami sets off to live as an assassin-for-hire until he can locate and exact revenge upon the Yagyu clan.
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