|Abarenbo Shogun - 500th Episode Special|
Directed by: ARAI Taishi
Cast: MATSUDAIRA Ken, ASAJI Yoko, SATO Bsaku, TSUGAWA Masahiko
Abarenbo Shogun (or "Roughneck Shogun") was a very popular TV series broadcast on TV Asahi from 1978 through 2003, a total of 26 years! Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune traveled around the nation incognito, disguised as a samurai named Tokuda Shinnosuke. Using this alter-ego, he solved problems and punished corruption and injustice from his home base in the capital city of Edo.
Out of the total of 831 episodes, this is the 500th episode Anniversary Special. Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune (Matsudaira Ken), upon learning that a powerful family in the Ryukyu Islands had allied themselves with the Satsuma Clan in an effort to take over the nation, sets off to the Ryukyu's to stop this dastardly plot. However, with his identity exposed, numerous assassins set out to stop him from reaching his destination.
Time after time, Yoshimune is in real danger, and must be saved by former members of his 'Bodyguard' force. This superb episode features well known guest stars from the first through third series', who join into the thrilliing action scenes.
This is a stand alone full length movie!
1990 - Color - Fullscreen
Japanese with english subtitles