Gunshi Kanbee

Contents

  • 1 Details
  • 2 Synopsis
  • 3 Cast
  • 4 Production Credits
  • 5 Episode Information
  • 6 Recognitions
  • 7External Links

Details

  • Title: 軍師官兵衛
  • Title (romaji): Gunshi Kanbee
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Jidaigeki
  • Episodes: 50
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2014-Jan-05 to 2014-Dec-21
  • Air time: Sunday 20:00

Synopsis

July 1590, Odawara. Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s army had surrounded the Odawara Castle for over three months, hoping to conquer this last obstacle to his dream of the country’s unification. Standing at the gate of the castle, a lone man facing the menacing guards shouted out: “Do not throw your lives away. Treasure living!”. Not long after, the castle gates opened and the reigning lord surrendered. The name of that man is Kuroda Kanbee. An excellent military strategist, he worked hand-in-hand with Hideyoshi to unify the country.

Kanbee’s family had fled to Harima, and were relatively poor. As the protege of Kodera Masamoto, Kanbee was very much trusted and relied upon by his lord liege. However, Kodera was suspicious of Kanbee’s father, Mototaka, thinking that he was trying to usurp his power. One day, Kodera decided to match-make Kanbee with the daughter of Kushihashi, another one of his vassals. Kushihashi’s son, who was of the same age as Kanbee, intensely disliked Kanbee and objected to the match. Since this was the order of Kodera, they had no choice but to marry the youngest daughter, Teru, to Kanbee. On Kuroda clan side, in order to assuage their lord liege’s suspicions, Mototaka decided to step down, and made Kanbee the head of the clan. Kanbee was but 22 years old. Kanbee and Teru were married, and they were blessed with a son soon after, but when many years had passed and yet Teru couldn’t seem to conceive a second child, Kanbee decided to adopt the young children of his vassals as his proteges who became known as “Kuroda’s warriors”.

When Kanbee turned 30, a revolutionary young lord was slowly laying siege to all the various shogunates, aiming for a unified Japan. Harima became the place where the clash between Oda and Mori Terumoto was set. Kanbee was very attracted to Oda’s unification plans, and had gone to Gifu Castle to meet up with him. There, he became acquainted with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and soon became Hideyoshi’s right-hand man, marking the birth of Gunshi Kanbee.

Cast

Correlation chart

Kuroda Clan

  • Okada Junichi as Kuroda Kanbee
    • Wakayama Kirato as Mankichi
  • Nakatani Miki as Teru
  • Ryu Raita as Kuroda Shigetaka
  • Shibata Kyohei as Kuroda Mototaka
  • Toda Naho as Iwa
  • Matsuzaka Tori as Kuroda Nagamasa
    • Akimoto Rei as Shojumaru
  • Yoshimoto Miyu as Ei Hime
  • Fujiyoshi Kumiko as Nui
  • Ryu Daisuke as Kuroda Kyumu
  • Iida Kisuke as Ide Tomoji
  • Ueki Shohei as Kuroda Hyogonosuke
  • Takahata Mitsuki as Ito

Kuroda Clan’s vassals

  • Shiomi Sansei as Mori Kohee
  • Nagai Masaru as Mori Buhee
  • Hamada Gaku as Kuriyama Zensuke
  • Hayami Mokomichi as Mori Tahee
  • Takahashi Issei as Inoue Kuroemon
  • Tsukamoto Takashi as Goto Matabee
  • Nakagawa Shoko as O-kuni
  • Achiwa Satomi as O-fuku

House of Nobunaga

  • Eguchi Yosuke as Oda Nobunaga
  • Uchida Yuki as Nou
  • Shunputei Koasa (春風亭小朝) as Akera Mitsuhide
  • Kondo Yoshimasa as Shibata Katsuie
  • Katsuno Hiroshi as Niwa Nagahide
  • Tanaka Tetsushi as Araki Murashige
  • Kiritani Mirei as Dashi
  • Ikuta Toma as Takayama Ukon

House of Hideyoshi

  • Takenaka Naoto as Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  • Nikaido Fumi as Chacha
  • Kuroki Hitomi as O-ne
  • Tanihara Shosuke as Takenaka Hanbee
  • Tanaka Kei as Ishida Mitsunari
  • Pierre Taki as Hachisuka Koroku

Citizens of Harima (current day Hyogo Perfecture)

  • Kataoka Tsurutaro as Kodera Masamoto
  • Takaoka Saki as Kon
  • Masuoka Toru as Kushihashi Sakyonosuke
  • Kaneko Nobuaki as Kushihashi Sakyonoshin
  • Sakai Wakana as Riki
  • Bito Isao as Ibuki Zenemon
  • Minamisawa Nao as O-tatsu

Others

  • Fukikoshi Mitsuru as Ashikaga Yoshiaki
  • Tsurumi Shingo as Kobayakawa Takakage
  • Yamaji Kazuhiro as Ankokuji Ekei
  • Mashima Hidekazu as Kennyo
  • Bessho Tetsuya as Yamanaka Shikanosuke
  • Jinnai Takanori as Ukita Naoie
  • Dan Jiro as Akamatsu Masahide
  • Kurimoto Yuki as Kayo
  • Hayama Shono as Toyotomi Hideyori
  • Uchida Ai as Suzu
  • Shigenai Mayu as Myoharu

Production Credits

  • Screenwriter: Maekawa Yoichi (前川洋一)
  • Producer: Katsuta Natsuko (勝田夏子)
  • Directors: Tanaka Kenji (田中健二), Ohara Taku (大原拓), Motoki Kazuhiro (本木一博)
  • Music: Kanno Yugo
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