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School Gates - a Family Dilemma - | The Shin Totsukawa Story | The Sensitive Samurai | The Sensitive Samurai Part 2 | The Sensitive Samurai Part 3 | Hey! Tetsuya | She's Green | The Storehouse of Dreams | Money Story | Vanishing Point | Company | Engagement Trip | Trip for Love | Light Winds : All Women Police Squad | Rival or Not Rival? | Love in Kyoto | Granddad's Here! | Seven Duels | Kurama Tengu |

SERIES Seven Duels | Seven Duels

DR260500Drama

柳生十兵衛七番勝負 [NHK]

|Length : 43min. x6 |Year : 2005

Jubei Yagyu, who has been a samurai-errant for the last ten years, is called back to Edo by his father, Tajimanokami Munenori Yagyu, the Inspector General of the shogunate. Shortly before that, a plot to overthrow the shogunate by assailing Shogun Iemitsu on his visit to the Emperor in Kyoto was uncovered. The plot is devised by Kageyu Toda, who was the instructor in the art of the sword to the late Suruga Dainagon Lord Tadanaga, who fought with Iemitsu for the seat of shogun....

Episode 1 : Sword of Darkness
Episode 2 : Sword of Fidelity
Episode 3 : Sword of Shadow
Episode 4 : Sword of Sorrow
Episode 5 : Sword of Evil, Sword of Light
Episode 6 : Sword of Denouement

SERIES Kurama Tengu | Episode 1 : The Guardian Rises

DR280801Drama

鞍馬天狗 | 第1回 天狗参上 [NHK]

|Length : 43min. |Year : 2008

Munefusa's father was murdered when he was a young child. And so with young Munefusa in tow, the loyal servant Jindayu sought refuge at Mt. Kurama to engage the child in martial arts training. Twenty years hence, in his dying words, Jindayu reveals to Munefusa that his uncle Muneyuki was behind the murder of his father. Now, after having recently arrived in Kyoto, Munefusa visits Muneyuki and suddenly finds himself saved by his daughter Shiragiku from a murder plot in the night orchestrated by his uncle. Afterwards, Munefusa saves Katsura Kogoro, a leader of a faction opposed to the Tokugawa shogunate who had been pursued by the Shinsengumi special police force in Kyoto. Together with Katsura, Munefusa heads to his father's former villa which is said to be haunted by a masked demon.

SERIES Kurama Tengu | Episode 2 : The Nemesis

DR280802Drama

鞍馬天狗 | 第2回 宿命の敵 [NHK]

|Length : 43min. |Year : 2008

Upon hearing that ten of his men had been cut down by the Kurama Tengu, the leader of the Shinsengumi, Kondo Isami, declares the Kurama Tengu as his nemesis. Meanwhile, Munefusa abandons his noble clan and takes the name Kurata Tenzen. Kurata saves the skin of a pickpocket named Kichibei, who, out of gratitude for saving his life, offers to help Kurata by serving as an informant. One day, Muneyuki, his uncle and the murderer of his father, is killed by a masked warrior. Muneyuki's daughter Shiragiku suspects that the culprit is the Kurama Tengu. She then pursues him in order to take revenge for her father.

SERIES Kurama Tengu | Episode 3 : The Stone Throwing Woman

DR280803Drama

鞍馬天狗 | 第3回 石礫の女 [NHK]

|Length : 43min. |Year : 2008

One night, the Shinsengumi attacks Katsura Kogoro. In order to help him, Kurata transforms into the Kurama Tengu and engages the Shinsengumi in a fight, but he finds himself suddenly under a fierce barrage of stones. The woman throwing the stones is known as Kiyo, and she was raised by bandits from childhood and trained in the art of stone throwing. She had joined the side of the Shinsengumi because of a desire to assist her lover, a member of the special police force. One day, her Shinsengumi lover is killed in a fight that had ensued from an internal conflict. As a result, she intends to commit suicide by the river. That's when Kurata appears.

SERIES Kurama Tengu | Episode 4 : The Mysterious Cult of Assassins – Part 1

DR280804Drama

鞍馬天狗 | 第4回 山獄党奇談 前編 [NHK]

|Length : 43min. |Year : 2008

The Guardian, Kurama Tengu, is in pursuit of a mysterious group of assassins known as the Sangakuto and heads to the villa of a Buddha carver named Imamura. Here he witnesses the wealthy merchant proprietor of Mishimaya leaving the premises. Then suddenly Shiragiku is captured and held hostage by the Sangakuto, which sends a ransom note to the Kurama Tengu for the purpose of drawing him out. At the same time, another ransom note is sent to Kondo Isami, the head of the Shinsengumi. Having been brought together to the same place, the Kurama Tengu and Kondo are both attacked by the Sangakuto.

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