The tale of Samurai and their leaders Ieyasu Tokugawa and Mitsunari Ishida who were locked into a power struggle after the death of the Taiko, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Ieyasu's and Mistunari's actions would develop into one of the biggest rivals in world history as Ieyasu increased his power over Japan, Mitsunari would secretly rally an army of rebels in hopes into overthrow Ieyasu, but it would be the Taiko's Nephew, Hideyaki and his forces who would not only escalate a civil war, but during the battle of Sekigahara the biggest samurai battle in Japanese history, would make a decision that would realize Ieyasu's power over Japan and create his Shogunate. Written by
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The castle mostly seen is Himeiji Castle, possibly the most famous castle in Japan. See more
The narrator made numerous errors at the end of the show. First he stated that Ieyasu earned the title of the Shogun after he defeated Hideyori, the Tokugawa Shogunate was established in 1603, and the Seige of Osaka Castle was in 1614, 11 years after the Shogunate was established. Second he stated that the Shogunate would rule unchallenged for the next 250 years, again false. In 1638, Japanese Christians rose up in revolt against the Shogunate in Shimabara, sparking the Shumabara Rebellion. See more
Tokugawa - Ieyasu
[after the battle of Sekigahara
See that he does it, make sure he acts like a true Samurai, like his brother did.
[Walks toward Hidetada and then walks back
You don't have to do this. After what happened now makes you the most powerful man in Japan. No one is making you do this.
[Seeing Ieyasu walk toward him
I'm sorry, father. I know my duty.
[Pulls out a Tanto and puts it against his neck
Tokugawa - Ieyasu
20 years ago, I had to prove my loyalty, and I lost a son. Now, my loyatly is to my family.
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