Details Title: 柳生十兵衛七番勝負 Title (romaji): Yagyu Jubei Nanaban Shobu Also known as: Sword Fights of Jubei Yagyu / Seven Duels (KIKU) Format: Renzoku Genre: Jidaigeki Broadcast network: NHK Season 1 Episodes: 6
Synopsis A story of Yagyu Jubei, master swordsman from the well-known Yagyu-Shinkage school in the Edo period. Even decades after the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate, many were framing plots to topple Tokugawa's political system. The master of Yagyu-Shinkage school, Yagyu Munemori who serves the third Tokugawa shogun Iemitsu is commissioned to keep an eye on Daimyo lords all around Japan. Munemori's eldest son, Jubei starts a stealthy trip to fight against those who engage in secret maneuvers. Enjoy sword fighting actions between Jubei and his rivals.
Cast Murakami Hiroaki as Yagyu Jubei Kariya Shunsuke as Sayama Kanpei Takano Hassei (高野八誠) as Nishioka Daijiro Ozawa Maju as Kaede Sasaki Kuranosuke as Yui Fujitaro Morioka Yutaka as Yagyu Matajuro Matsushige Yutaka as Toda Kageyu Natsuyagi Isao as Munenori Yagyu Tajimanokami Nishioka Tokuma as Torii Sakyonosuke Shibuya Takeru
Guests Murai Katsuyuki (村井克行) as Wakisaka Gennoshin (ep1) Yamaguchi Tomomitsu as Nakamura Hanzaemon (ep2) Miyake Hiroki (ep2) Kawai Michiko as Shino (ep2) Fukumoto Seizo (福本清三) (ep2) Tsunashima Gotaro (綱島郷太郎) (ep2) Danken as Shimada Munen (ep3) Yazawa Shin as Ume (ep3) Sawatari Minoru (佐渡稔) (ep3) Motomiya Yasukaze (本宮泰風) (ep3) Ibuki Goro (伊吹吾郎) as Tada Sayoei (ep4) Nakamura Yuji (中村有志) as Ikoma Danjo (ep4) Naniwa Yuji (浪花勇二) (ep4) Nagisa Aki (渚あき) as Suzu (ep4) Yokoyama Akio (横山あきお) (ep4) Mikura Mana as Miyo (ep4) Mikura Kana as Sayo (ep4) Ozawa Kazuyoshi (小沢和義) (ep4) Shigeyama Ippei (茂山逸平) as Ichihashi Kanzaemon (ep5) Nakae Yuri (中江有里) as Yukie (ep5) Chiba Shinichi as Miyamoto Musashi (ep5) Ando Kazuo (安藤一夫) (ep5) Ichikawa Isamu (ep6) Sato Atsushi (ep6) Kano Kenji (加納健次) (ep6) Oshima Mitsuyuki (大島光幸) (ep6) Kawabata Shinji (川端槙二) (ep6) Masago Kota (真砂皓太) (ep6)
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