Onihei Hankachō

is a Japanese television jidaigeki or period drama that was broadcast in 1975. It is based on Shōtarō Ikenami's novel by the same title. Tetsuro Tamba plays the role of Heizō Hasegawa.


The Tokugawa shogunate set special police called Hitsuke Tozoku aratamegata to crack down on crimes. Hasegawa Heizō is a chief of Hitsuke Tōzoku Aratamegata. He is a talented man and feared like an oni by thieves. On the other hand, he is a man with big heart, and some former thieves impressed by his personality are now working for him. Hasegawa and his subordinates help each other to arrest thieves.

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    genre drama
    keywords big heart oni tokugawa shogunate
    publisher NET
    theme jidaigeki