This is a site devoted to The Samurai, the Japanese TV series of the 1960s which was such a hit in Australia. It is constantly evolving as I find more information or add things I think fans of the show would like or find interesting. It began life as a fanzine published in 1988 which in turn was based on an article I wrote for Multiverse. In 1999, I scanned the fanzine and published it on my web site and have been adding to it ever since so that now it doesn't bear much resemblance to the original.
THE SAMURAI (ONMITSU KENSHI)
1965 was the year The Samurai was first broadcast in most state (Sydney got it in December 1964) so there will be a gathering in Brisbane later this year at a time when most fans are available. Join The Samurai Facebook group to get the details.
Glen Johnson's Samurai site
Milesago Samurai page
Rocket's Samurai site
Glen Johnson's Phantom Agents site
plus a site devoted to the ninja film seriesShinobi no mono
IMDB has page plus comments on The Samurai
Thereare even are two Facebook entries The more interesting one is a group at http://www.facebook.com/?sk=app_2309869772#!/group.php?gid=95863139628 where people can discuss the show, post pictures, etc. The other item is a page which simply describes the show's history, based on Wikipedia, this website, etc.
Shintaro! page on the SBS website
SBS has a blog with comments on the Shintaro documentary
Heroic Cinema's review of the the Fuma Ninja DVD set.
TV Tonight has a section on Shintaro! with comments. TV Series Galore has a blog on it as well. There are even comments on the ABC website (and the suggestion the ABC repeat the old TV series! Well, I suppose it's nearly as violent as Doctor Who...)
Here is a Philippino remembrance of the series (it was big there, too)
Vintage Ninja.net An American site which does what it says on the tin, looks at ninja in all different media. This is the page on The Samurai
John Barnes Blogsite Contains an article on the SBS Shintaro documentary
There's a Wikipedia entry now (as of Nov. 2009)
Monkey (Saiyuki) A great site devoted to all aspects of this popular 1978 Japanese TV series starring Sakai Masaaki. (Includes article on the series I wrote for Multiverse #6)