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Abarenbo Shogun [れん坊将軍]

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Drama Details
Title:Abarenbo Shogun
れん坊将軍
Unruly Shogun
Telecast:1978-01-01 to 2002-09-09
Season:Winter 1978



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TV Station:TV Asahi
Duration:832 Episodes (4 of which are Specials)



Synopsis
The early 18th century was a time of peace in Japan, due largely to the long-lasting regime of the Tokugawa Shogunate. People were beginning to indulge themselves in wasteful spending and lavish lifestyles, bribery was rampant, and people's morals were deteriorating. Tokugawa Yoshimune, a young lord from Kishu in western Japan, was chosen to become the 8th Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The fifth lord of the Kishu clan, Yoshimune became the star hope for numerous vassals of the Shogun. He was said to be an illegitimate son of the lord of the Kii clan (presently Wakayama prefecture) and a woman of extremely low rank. Because of his background, some were opposed to his becoming Shogun. Once assuming the post, however, Yoshimune introduced one new policy after another, earning him the lasting reputation as a wise ruler.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (7)
1. Abarenbo Shogun Theme
2. Hono'o no Otoko (Season 1-2) [Kitajima Saburo]
3. Gamanzaka (Season 3-4) [Kitajima Saburo]
4. Otoko Do (Season 5-7) [Kitajima Saburo]
5. Hidamari Ninjo (Season 8) [Kitajima Saburo]
6. Mirai (Season 10 + 800th Episode SP) [Kitajima Saburo]
7. Teru (Final + Spring SPs) [Kitajima Saburo]

Actor/Actress Cast (37)
Matsudaira Ken
松平健
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Wakayama Genzo
若山弦蔵
the Narrator
Yokochi Masashi
Tadasuke (original)
Tamura Ryo
田村亮
Tadasuke
Arishima Ichiro
Kano Gorozaemon
Funakoshi Eiji
船越英二
Tanokura Magobei (replaced Kano Gorozaemon)
Kitajima Saburo
北島三郎
Tatsugoro
Yamamoto Joji
Chojiro
Hamahata Kenkichi
Yamashita Konai
Yokochi Tadashi
O'oka Tadasuke
Miyauchi Hiroshi
宮内洋
Sukehachi (original male oniwaban)
Natsuki Yoko
夏樹陽子
Osono (original female oniwaban)
Asaka Mayumi
朝加真由美
Sagiri (replaced female oniwaban, but as a new character)
Takashima Reiko
高島礼子
Kozoe
Harukawa Masumi
Osai
Asaji Yoko
Osai
Watanabe Atsushi
Monjiro
Ito Tsukasa
Oyo
Godai Takayuki
五代高之
Saizo
Misora Hibari
美空ひばり
 
Ryuko
Ryuko
Ishino Yoko
いしの ようこ
 
Matsumura Yuki
松村雄基
 
Nakamura Azusa
中村あずさ
Turuhime Chizuru
Ikuina Akiko
生稲晃子
Obun
Takashima Tadao
Shishido Kanbe
Nagauchi Minako
Tsukishima
Omori Takahito
Jyumonji Hayato
Otake Kazue
Ayame
Sato B-saku
佐藤B作
 
Kashiwabara Yoshie
柏原芳恵
 
Katsuno Hiroshi
勝野洋
 
Nakao Akira
中尾彬
 
Nagato Hiroyuki
長門裕之
 
Norimasa Fuke
冨家規政
 
Kochihira Chika
東風平千香
(S9)
Atarashi Katsutoshi
新克利
 
  

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Reviewed by arturmk on 12 February 2015

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1. Comments by Jellybean66 [Rating: 10/10]
I happened upon this show purely by accident on a local PBS station in New York in the 90's. Unfortunately, it wasn't on at a regular time so I was always looking for it. I had forgotten the name of it until I found it again when I googled "shogun". I was looking for more info on the mini series with Richard Chamberlain. I saw that mini series and I was looking to buy it when I saw Abarenbo Shogun on the list!!! Now I'll have to see if I can buy any of the episodes.
2. Comments by i_heart_jrock [Rating: 10/10]
Grew up watching the show... (my grandpa is obsessed with this show @ and my grandma is in love with matsudaira ken) ::lazy to write something about the show again XD::
3. Comments by glayjiro1017 [Rating: 10/10]
I love this jidai geki!
Matsudaira Ken fits Tokugawa Yoshimune and his many alias perfectly! =)
Uesamaaa !
4. Comments by elisan [Rating: 10/10]
Have seen 120 episodes including 10 Specials ;) my absolute favorite ...
5. Comments by yami-sakura [Rating: 10/10]
I grew up watching this show!! Matsudaira Ken pwnz!
6. Comments by Ally-Chan [Rating: 2/10]
DAMN YOU, SAMURAI!!!! DAMN YOOOOOUUUU!!!
7. Comments by .k3NiCHi [Rating: 10/10]
I grew up on this show. =]
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Haven't completed.
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