Onihei Hankachō

is a Japanese television jidaigeki or period drama that was broadcast from 1989 to 2016. It is based on Shōtarō Ikenami's novel of the same title. Kichiemon Nakamura plays Heizō Hasegawa. Kichiemon Nakamura`s father Matsumoto Kōshirō VIII also played same role in 1969. In 1995 the drama made into a movie.(Onihei's Detective Records directed by Yoshiki Onoda.)


Hasegawa 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
    publisher FUJI
    theme jidaigeki