This show remains my favorite. There is something wonderful about watching the characters in this series grow up and grow old as they struggle to transform the world in which they live and love. At its core Toshiie and Matsu is a story about love - Love between husbands and wives, Love between friends, and love for an idea.
Toshiie is an interesting character in that he never attains the power or stature of his companions and rivals and yet he is a better man for it - and as such the object of respect and reverence from those who would otherwise have treated him as a dangerous enemy. Toshiie is naive, but he is also the embodiment of all that is best in man. His wife Matsu, is certainly wiser, no less kind and is in fact far stronger than her husband. Together they are able win the hearts of those around them and often change the course of history.
AS an interesting bit of casting, The actress who plays Matsu is actually married to the actor who portrayed Nobunaga ( the best Nobunaga I have seen on screen yet ).
If you can find this series on DVD or see it in re-runs, don't miss the chance
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