Being the online notebook of that @sizemore guy
"As popular as the Baby Cart films continue to be on these shores, however, in Japan hardly anyone remembers them. Mention Kozure Okami to a Japanese person and they will immediately think of the television series broadcast by the NTV network from 1973 to 1976. That the TV incarnation has completely overshadowed its big screen predecessors is indicative of the state of the Japanese film industry during that period. Brilliant as the Baby Cart films may have been, and however much they tried to please their audiences, they were swept away by the continuing advance of the mighty cathode ray tube, which conveniently brought the adventures of Itto Ogami and Daigoro into everyone’s homes for free – and more comprehensively to boot."