|MUSASHI - 2003 NHK Taiga Drama|
Cast : Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Matsuoka Masahiro, Yonekura Ryoko, Nakama Yukie, Uchiyama Rina, Masuda Takahisa, Fujita Makoto, Emori Toru, Nakamura Kankuro, Nakamura Tamao, Miyazawa Rie, Watase Tsunehiko, Takashima Masanobu, Tsutsumi Shin'ichi,and Katase Rino.
The story of Japan's greatest hero, the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is brought to life in this amazing Taiga Drama tracing him from the earliest beginnings through his most famous battles on into his later life.
Orphaned when he was not yet ten, Musashi grows up skilled in the martial arts. During the Battle of Sekigahara, he fights on the side of the losing Toyotomi forces, but eludes the enemy as they hunt down the vanquished soldiers.
He then spends years wandering the countryside mastering the sword. As his fame spreads throughout the nation, men seek him out to test their skills against
him--most notably Sasaki Kojiro who faces Musashi in the ultimate duel at Ganryujima.
So much more of his life, background, and the political and social situations in Japan can be told in a year-long series than in a feature film. Much of his story has never been told before. This is the ultimate in Japanese Samurai television.
TV Broadcast Quality(VHS Quality)
2003 Color Fullscreen 50 episodes on 11 discs.
Packed into a spindle cake box without case artwork.
Japanese with English subtitles.