Shintaro!

Shintaro!

SBS  |  November 4, 2009

In the 1960s, with the WWII Pacific conflict with Japan still fresh in the memories of most adult Australians, a TV show that was completely Japanese in traditional culture, dress, martial arts and violence appeared suddenly on Australian after-school screens. Within weeks, The Samurai kicked The Mickey Mouse Club off its mantle to become the most popular children's show in Australia.

In the 1960s, with the WWII Pacific conflict with Japan still fresh in the memories of most adult Australians, a TV show that was completely Japanese in traditional culture, dress, martial arts and violence appeared suddenly on Australian after-school screens. Within weeks, The Samurai kicked The Mickey Mouse Club off its mantle to become the most popular children's show in Australia.

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