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Purple Hood. The Purple Hood was created by the Japanese creator Rokuhei Susukita and appeared in at least six films between 1923 and 1949, beginning with Murasaki-Zuken: Ukiyo Eshi.
The Purple Hood is a Costumed Avenger. He is a samurai in pre-Meiji Restoration Japan who puts on a purple hooded-costume and defends oppressed peasants and innocent women against the schemes of evil government officials and corrupt samurai. The Purple Hood’s real identity is Murasaki Zukin, a famous ukiyo-e painter. Occasionally the Purple Hood is assisted by police detective Saheiji.
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