A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Anjin-san / ... 5 episodes, 1980
...  Lord Yoshi Toranaga 5 episodes, 1980
...  Lady Toda Buntaro - Mariko 5 episodes, 1980
...  Yabu 5 episodes, 1980
...  Father Dell'Aqua 5 episodes, 1980
...  Father Alvito 5 episodes, 1980
...  Vasco Rodrigues 5 episodes, 1980
...  Captain Ferriera 5 episodes, 1980
...  Omi 5 episodes, 1980
Hideo Takamatsu ...  Lord Buntaro 5 episodes, 1980
...  Friar Domingo 5 episodes, 1980
Nobuo Kaneko ...  Ishido 5 episodes, 1980
Hiromi Senno ...  Fujiko 5 episodes, 1980
...  Vinck 5 episodes, 1980
...  Father Sebastio 5 episodes, 1980
...  Pieterzoon 5 episodes, 1980
...  Maetsukker 5 episodes, 1980
Steve Ubels ...  Roper 5 episodes, 1980
Stewart MacKenzie ...  Croocq 5 episodes, 1980
...  Gingel 5 episodes, 1980
Ian Jentle ...  Salamon 5 episodes, 1980
...  Spillbergen 5 episodes, 1980
...  Specz 5 episodes, 1980
Mika Kitagawa ...  Kiku 5 episodes, 1980
Seiji Miyaguchi ...  Muraji 5 episodes, 1980
Tôru Abe ...  Hiromatsu 5 episodes, 1980
Shin Takuma ...  Naga 5 episodes, 1980
Hyôe Enoki ...  Jirobei 5 episodes, 1980
...  Kiri 5 episodes, 1980
Midori Takei ...  Sono 5 episodes, 1980
...  Rako 5 episodes, 1980
Yumiko Morishita ...  Asa 5 episodes, 1980
Hiroshi Hasegawa ...  Galley Captain 5 episodes, 1980
Akira Sera ...  Old Gardener 5 episodes, 1980
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ...  Yoshinaka 5 episodes, 1980
Yûko Kada ...  Sazuko 5 episodes, 1980
Masumi Okada ...  Brother Michael 5 episodes, 1980
Yôsuke Natsuki ...  Zataki 5 episodes, 1980
Takeshi Ôbayashi ...  Urano 5 episodes, 1980
Yoshie Kitsuda ...  Kyoko 5 episodes, 1980
Masashi Ebara ...  Suga 5 episodes, 1980
Setsuko Sekine ...  Genjiko 5 episodes, 1980
Atsuko Sano ...  Lady Ochiba 5 episodes, 1980
...  Narrator 5 episodes, 1980
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John Blackthorne, an English ship pilot, whose vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 16th century is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan in these days. He is thrown in the midst of a war between Toranaga and Ishido, who struggle for the title of Shogun which will give ultimate power to the one who possesses it. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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(10 episodes)

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In the English-language original version, the narration was done by Orson Welles. See more »

Goofs

Mariko professes to be a Christian yet she is given a Buddisf funeral and cremation instead of Christian funeral and burial. See more »

Quotes

Vasco Rodrigues: Listen to me, you whore-gutted, pock-marked, motherless scum... I need a favor.
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BLACKTHORNE'S SHANTY
Words and Music by Eric Bercovici
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Epic, sweeping, amazing.
22 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Without a doubt, this is the best American movie about the Orient that has been ever made. Nothing we Americans will do will ever surpass this. Next to Akira Kurosawa's amazing works, there is Shogun. Shogun is in excellent company.

Do NOT see the shortened version, see all of it. The multi tape version is great; and the single tape mini version is a travesty.


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