"Ryoma ga Yuku"
From a novel by Shiba Ryotaro
Directed by: WAKITA Tokizo
Cast: Kamikawa Takaya, Sawaguchi Yasuko, Tsuruta Mayu, Matsu Takako, Nagase Tomoya
Ryoma Forever is a TBS-TV historical epic which chronicles the life of Sakamoto Ryoma a low class samurai, a ronin without allegiance and a wanted man.
But today he is recognized as the Japanese equivalent of Americaï¿½s George Washington ï¿½ a pre-revolutionary who marshaled a unique strength of personality, diplomacy, and historical vision to help transform his nation, a vision that produced a unified modern Japan out of the rough cloth of a fragmented feudal tradition.
Ryoma's life is a tale of Shakespearian proportions -- a life of daring and personal triumph that helped mold a nation, but also a life lived without regard to personal gain or safety. Ryoma's controversial political views made him a target for shogunate assassins but his fervent belief in a classless society helped forge the Choshu-Satsuma alliance which ultimately brought about the Meiji Restoration.
His life tragically ended prematurely with his brutal assassination.
1997 Color REMASTERED ACADEMY STANDARD (4:3), 2 Disc Box Set 260 Min.
Japanese with English Subtitles