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Yagyu Jubei Nanaban Shobu

Yagyu Jubei Nanaban Shobu / 柳生十兵衛七番勝負 / Sword Fights of Jubei Yagyu is Japanese drama series. The story is about Yagyu Jubei, master swordsman from the well-known Yagyu-Shinkage school in the Edo period. Even decades after the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate, many were framing plots to topple Tokugawa’s political system. The master of Yagyu-Shinkage school, Yagyu Munemori who serves the third Tokugawa shogun Iemitsu is commissioned to keep an eye on Daimyo lords all around Japan. Munemori’s eldest son, Jubei starts a stealthy trip to fight against those who engage in secret maneuvers.

Genre: Jidaigeki
Broadcast network: NHK

Season 1
Total Episodes: 6
Broadcast period: 2005-May-1 to 2005-June-5
Air time: Friday 23:00-23:45

Casts:
Murakami Hiroaki (村上弘明)
Kariya Shunsuke
Takano Hassei (高野八誠)
Ozawa Maju
Natsuyagi Isao

Season 2
Tagline: 島原の乱 / Shimabara no Ran / The Shimabara Rebellion
Total Episodes: 7
Broadcast period: 2006-Apr-6 to 2006-May-25
Air time: Thursday 20:00

Casts:
Murakami Hiroaki (村上弘明)
Takashima Masahiro
Natsuyagi Isao
Kariya Shunsuke
Takano Hassei (高野八誠)
Izumi Motoya
Sugimoto Tetta
Fuse Akira
Saigou Teruhiko

Season 3
Tagline: 最後の闘い / Saigo no Tatakai / The Last Duel
Total Episodes: 8
Broadcast period: 2007-Apr-5 to 2007-May-31
Air time: Thursday 20:00

Casts:
Murakami Hiroaki (村上弘明)
Makise Riho
Kariya Shunsuke
Izumi Motoya
Nishimura Masahiko
Fuji Sumiko

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