|HIDEYOSHI - 1996 NHK TAIGA DRAMA|
Director: NISHIMURA Yoshiki
Cast: TAKENAKA Naoto, WATARI Tetsuya, SANADA Hiroyuki, NAKADAI Tatsuya
PLEASE NOTE: EPISODE 1 HAS NO SUBTITLES, IT IS IN JAPANESE ONLY. THE OTHER 49 EPISODES OF THE SERIES HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
The 35th NHK Taiga drama recounts the life of TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi (1537-1598), the warlord who first unified Japan.
One of the greatest 'rags-to-riches' stories in history comes to life in this yearlong Taiga Drama detailing the rise of Japan's most unique ruler.
Starting in the late 1550's, Tokichiro, a low-rank young samurai joined the powers that ruled Owari, led by Oda Nobunaga. Despite his short stature and almost monkeylike appearance,
this youth would go on to unite Japan under his banner and lead the nation toward's an unprecedented era of peace under the future Shogunate rule that was to come after his death.
As his station rose, Tokichiro went from sandal carrier to general, and eventually became the 'Taiko', the highest rank a person of low birth could rise to.
This series tells his story in dramatic terms with the most realistic battle scenes ever filmed for a Taiga Drama.
Outstanding performances by a stellar cast make this the most sought-after Taiga Drama on DVD.
VHS Tape Quality
1996 Color Academy Standard (4:3)Fullscreen 50 episodes on 26 Discs Set
Japanese with English Subtitles.