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Action | Adventure | Drama
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they?

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase
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 Jûbê Yagyû (1 episode, 1978)
Etsuko Shihomi ...
 Akane Yagyû (1 episode, 1978)
Yumi Takigawa ...
 Okuni (1 episode, 1978)
Ryô Tamura ...
 Iemitsu Tokugawa (1 episode, 1978)
Yûki Meguro ...
 Samon Yagyû (1 episode, 1978)
Etsushi Takahashi ...
 Izunokami Matsudaira (1 episode, 1978)
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 Munenori Yagyû (1 episode, 1978)
Jun'ichi Haruta
(1 episode, 1978)
Michiyo Kogure ...
 Oeyo (1 episode, 1978)
Asao Koike
(1 episode, 1978)
Taketoshi Naitô ...
 Narrator (1 episode, 1978)
Kinnosuke Nakamura ...
 Yoshinao Tokugawa (1 episode, 1978)
Mikio Narita
(1 episode, 1978)
Ken Nishida ...
 Tadanaga Tokugawa (1 episode, 1978)
Mariko Okada ...
 Kasuga no tsubone (1 episode, 1978)
(1 episode, 1978)
Jirô Yabuki
(1 episode, 1978)
Shingo Yamashiro
(1 episode, 1978)
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3 October 1978 (Japan)  »

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The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy  »

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One of the all-time classic samurai TV shows
16 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Aired in 1978-79, "The Yagyu Conspiracy" remains one of the greatest ever Japanese samurai TV shows featuring Sonny Chiba and a virtual who's who of the great and good of 1970's samurai cinema. Chiba stars as Yagyu Jubei who must battle against the conspiracies between the court nobles and daimyo seeking to bring down the Shogun. To aid him in his fight he has the Negoro ninja group, his father Tajima, brother Samon and sister Akane as well as his own ninja group - the Ura Yagyu, but he is up against some strong enemies in the form of villainous court noble Karasumaru Shosho and sinister swordsman Ogasawara Genshinsai, Yagyu Tajima's nemesis. An all-action samurai/ninja adventure thriller that is highly recommended, this remains one of Chiba's defining roles.


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