|Nouhime Part ll|
Sengoku no Onnatachi
TV Asahi Drama Special 2013
Director: Inohara Tatsuzo
Cast: Mizuki Arisa, Shirota Yu, Higa Manami, Usuda Asami, Enari Kazuki, Ukaji Takashi, Okada Koki, Nakamura Shunsuke
In the year Eiroku 3 (1560), Nouhime (Mizuki Arisa), her husband Oda Nobunaga (Shirota Yu), Oda's younger sister Oichi (Higa Manami), mother Korinin (Yo Kimiko), young concubines and three children born of these women live together at Kiyosu Castle. This is the Warring States Period, a tumultuous time. The feudal lord Imagawa Yoshimoto (Sasai Eisuke) of Sunpu is about to start an invasion of Owari. His mighty army numbers 25,000 while Nobunaga°¶s forces are a mere 2,000. Nobunaga is no match for him.
At this time, Nobunaga is served by Shibata Katsuie (Ukaji Takashi), Kinoshita Tokichiro (Enari Kazuki) and other men who are concerned how Nobunaga will respond to Imagawa's invasion. However, they do not have easy access to Nobunaga who has grown more intimidating ever since his younger brother Nobuyuki's (Hiraoka Yuta) attack. It is Nouhime who is their go-between. Katsuie has lost patience with Nobunaga who has avoided making a decision since any move would only result in their crushing defeat. Nouhime speaks to Nobunaga, telling him that this is the turning point that will determine if he will conquer the nation or end as up a fool. Her words prompt him to issue the surprising order to hole themselves up in the castle...
2013 Color Anamorphic Widescreen 107 Min.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.