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Home > Screenings > NHK/NHK Enterprises, Inc. > The 13 Lords of the Shogun

Writer: Mitani Koki

Cast: Oguri Shun, Aragaki Yui, Suda Masaki, Koike Eiko, Bando Yajuro, Miyazawa Rie, Oizumi Yo, Nishida Toshiyuki

Genres: Drama

Demographics: 18+

2 x 57 min. + 46 x 43 min.

12th century, Japan. Charismatic leader Minamoto no Yoritomo founds the Kamakura Shogunate, shifting the political powerbase from Kyoto to the east. Behind this military feat are thirteen vassals. But after the superstar shogun's death, a fierce power struggle erupts. The one out of the Thirteen who emerges on top is Hojo Yoshitoki, the youngest of them all. How did this young samurai, who started with no such ambitions, become the greatest warrior in the country? It's a ruthless game of intrigue in the new capital Kamakura -- Yoshitoki must play his cards carefully.