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Kenjusho: Mitsukuni Ko to Ore (2021)

Kenjusho: Mitsukuni Ko to Ore
Other Title: 剣樹抄~光圀公と俺~

Genres:  Historical, Drama
Episodes: 
8
Country: 
Japan
Director: 
Motoki Kazuhiro, Isshiki Takashi
Writer: 
Yoshizawa Tomoko
Network: 
NHK
Release Date: 
Nov 5, 2021 – Dec 24, 2021
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Cast:

  • Yamamoto Koji
  • Matsumoto Honoka
  • Kato Shigeaki
  • Hinosuke
  • Tachi Hiroshi
  • Ishizaka Koji

Synopsis:

Tokugawa Mitsukuni’s youthful success as “the deputy general of the world, Mito Komon”! In this drama, Tokugawa Mitsukuni leads a group of boys and girls with talented talents, “Pickers,” and hunts down the igniter who caused the “Great Fire of the Meireki”, one of the largest fires in Japan. This is the Tokugawa period version of “Kogoro Akechi and the Boy Detectives”.

The original is “Kenjusho” by popular writer Tow Ubukata. It’s an exciting swashbuckler full of flashy sword fights! [Story] Young Tokugawa Mitsukuni (Koji Yamamoto) meets an orphan, Ryosuke (Kurokawa Soya), who is not inn, and is surprised at his wooden sword’s deadly swordsmanship and invites him to the covert organization “Human Shu”. “Pickups” are orphans with excellent abilities, who used their special abilities to carry out intelligence activities and help catch criminals.

With the cooperation of the pickers, Mitsukuni grasps that the leader of the fire gang that caused the “great fire of the Meiji calendar” is Nishiki Hinosuke (Shigeaki Kato). And Hinosuke was the son of Unkei (Koji Ishizaka), a Buddhist priest who Mitsukuni admires. Wukei lived to defeat Hinosuke, who had fallen into the wrong path, with his own hands.

A fierce battle with Hinosuke aiming to overthrow Tokugawa. Mitsukuni’s wife, Yasushi (Honoka Matsumoto), asks swordsman Yoshisen Yagyu (Hiroshi Tachi) for help!

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