2010 NHK Taiga Drama
Complete Set Episode 1 - 48 with Proper English Translation!!
Dirtector: Ootomo Keiji
Cast: Fukuyama Masaharu, Terajima Shinobu, Kodama Kiyoshi, Sugimoto Tetta, Matsubara Chieko, Kagawa Teruyuki, Omori Nao, Hirosue Ryoko, Maki Yoko, Kanjiya Shihori, Kaname Jun, Sato Takeru, Oizumi Yo, Takahashi Katsumi, Kanie Keizo, Takeda Tetsuya
The 49th NHK Taiga Drama Ryoma Den. Sakamoto Ryoma (Fukuyama Masaharu) was born as the second son of the Sakamoto family, who were merchant samurai in the Tosa domain (present day Kochi Prefecture). Because the Sakamotos were originally merchants, Ryoma was in touch with the free and businesslike mercantile spirit as he grew up. He left the constrictive Tosa domain and learnt sailing under Katsu Kaishu (Takeda Tetsuya), a vassal of the shogun.
Ryoma later established Kameyamashachu, a trading company and political organisation, and then Kaientai, a naval force, in Nagasaki. He mediated peace and concluded an alliance between the Satsuma and Choshu domains which had been at odds with each other. Furthermore, he orchestrated Tokugawa Yoshinobu’s restoration of imperial rule and was a key force in pushing through the Meiji Restoration.
However, he was assassinated by someone at the young age of 33, with his dream to create “the world’s naval force” half accomplished …
2010 Color Widescreen 48 Episodes on 10 Discs. Packed in a small cake box
Japanese With English Subtitles.