His real name was Sanada Genjiro Nobushige. Curious and adventure-loving, Sanada Nobushige tore through the Warring States period and eventually became a legendary commander who even awed the ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu.
There is another story behind the legend of Sanada Yukimura.
This is the story of a family-loving second son, Nobushige, who looked up to his genius father and his intelligent older brother. While growing up with his family in his hometown, he faced many troubles and worries as he tried to survive through turbulent times. He completed the construction of Sanada Maru, the last and strongest fortress during the Summer Siege of Osaka. His life until this time could also be described as the long journey of the small family boat Sanada Maru through the rough seas of the Warring States period.
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Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10] Probably more like 7.5. Sakai was just okay as Nobushige. There were some very good performances by the supporting cast, Fumiyo Kohinata, Yuko Takeuchi to name two. Uneven storyline. Some things were given very little coverage that should have gotten more and other things less important were given a lot of coverage.