July 1590, Odawara. Toyotomi Hideyoshi's army had surrounded the Odawara Castle for over three months, hoping to conquer this last obstacle to his dream of the country's unification. Standing at the gate of the castle, a lone man facing the menacing guards shouted out: "Do not throw your lives away. Treasure living!". Not long after, the castle gates opened and the reigning lord surrendered. The name of that man is Kuroda Kanbee. An excellent military strategist, he worked hand-in-hand with Hideyoshi to unify the country.
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Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10] Best taiga since "Fuurin Kazan" which oddly enough was also about a strategist. Okada did a good job as Kanbee. Excellent supporting cast. Especially Naoto Takenaka reprising his role as Hideyoshi from the 1996 taiga. Also great was Tetsushi Tanaka as Murashige, definitely the best part of the first half of the taiga.
Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 8/10] learnt a lot. Not the best taiga anyway.