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Production Year 2008

SERIES Kurama Tengu | Episode 3 : The Stone Throwing Woman


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


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.

SERIES Kurama Tengu | Episode 5 : The Mysterious Cult of Assassins – Part 2


鞍馬天狗 | 第5回 山獄党奇談 後編 [NHK]

|Length : 43min. |Year : 2008

Kurama Tengu and the commander of the Shinsengumi, Kondo Isami, each become aware that some of their respective comrades have joined the Sangakuto. Kurata Tenzen meets with members of the secret group and offers to assassinate Kurama Tengu for money. Kurata then appears to cut down Kurama Tengu as the leaders of the Sangakuto watch from a distance. But this Kurama Tengu is actually a fake played by Katsura Kogoro in disguise. Kurata's ploy helps him to gain the trust of the Sangakuto leadership, enabling him to get into the secret group's hideout to rescue Shiragiku. Meanwhile, Kondo begins to suspect that the mastermind behind Sangakuto is the merchant Mishimaya.

SERIES Kurama Tengu | Episode 6 : The Geisha and the Lullaby


鞍馬天狗 | 第6回 天狗と子守歌 [NHK]

|Length : 43min. |Year : 2008

An infant is abandoned at Ikumatsu's geisha house. This child belongs to a former geisha called Ikuhama who had worked there some five years earlier and who had subsequently eloped and disappeared from the scene. Although Ikumatsu is at first rather irritated by Ikuhama's supposed act of irresponsibility, she gradually develops a soft spot for the infant and begins to dote on him. Then three samurai men turn up at the geisha house, demanding to take the baby with them. The men claim that the infant belongs to an upper vassal clan of the shogun. But a suspicious Ikumatsu turns them down and chases them out. When Kurata tracks down Ikuhama and hears her story, she reveals that the infant is caught up in a power struggle of succession and that his life is in danger.

SERIES We Love Science | Absolutely Flying Well! Secrets of Paper Airplanes


科学大好き 土よう塾 | ゼッタイよく飛ぶ!紙飛行機の秘密 [NHK]

|Length : 44min. |Year : 2008

"Way to Go! Newton" presents "Absolutely Flying Well! Secrets of Paper Airplanes". The frustration of trying to fly a paper airplane that won't fly is something almost every kid has experienced at least once in his or her lifetime. However, with three simple scientific facts based on the structure of a real airplane, it's amazing how far that thing can fly. In the studio, children learn those three points from the champion of the Japan Paper Airplane Championship and experience the fun of flying paper airplanes that can actually fly!

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