Gunshi Kanbee

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Gunshi Kanbee

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


Kuroda Clan's vassals


House of Nobunaga


House of Hideyoshi


Citizens of Harima (current day Hyogo Perfecture)


Others

Production Credits

Episode Information

Episode Subtitle Ratings
(Kanto)
Ratings
(Kansai)
1 The Law of Survival 18.9 23.0
2 An Unforgettable First Love 16.9 17.8
3 The Way to Living 18.0 18.3
4 A New Beginning 16.5 19.8
5 The Results of a Mortal Combat 16.0 21.8
6 Nobunaga's Gamble 15.0 15.8
7 A Time for Decisions 15.2 19.3
8 A Man Called Hideyoshi 16.1 16.8
9 Evaluation of Kanbe 15.4 19.0
10 Invasion of Mori 15.7 18.9
11 A Deathly Banquet 15.8 15.7
12 The hostage Shojumaru 15.8 17.9
13 Kodera still? 12.9 15.1
14 Sisters torn apart 14.9 15.8
15 The Division of Harima 14.9 18.3
16 Protecting Uezuki Castle 16.2 17.9
17 The Abandoned Castle 15.6 17.7
18 The Reason for Betrayal 12.3 14.9
19 Ruthless Trap 13.7 16.3
20 The Captive Strategist 14.8 17.3
21 Shojumaru's Life 14.8 19.1
22 Arioka, The Final Day 16.6 18.8
23 Hanbei's Will 16.0 18.7
24 The General that Returned 17.5 19.3
25 The Apex of Prosperity 16.4 16.4
26 Nagamasa's First Battle 14.9 17.6
27 Inundating Takamatsu Castle 16.7 20.3
28 The Honnoji Incident 17.5 22.1
29 The Shogun's Clever Scheme 19.4 20.5
30 The Great Reclamation of Chugoku 15.6 17.7
31 The Path to the Shogun's People 18.2 20.7
32 Farewell, Father! 16.1 19.2
33 The Hurting Spirit 16.7 16.9
34 Leaving for Battle in Kyushu 13.0 17.4
35 Hideyoshi's Trick 14.5 14.0
36 The Tribulations of a New World 15.1 17.4
37 Kiidani's Tragedy 14.6 16.1
38 A cornered Gunshi 15.0 17.7
39 The successor 14.6 15.1
40 The Fall of Odawara 17.6 18.9
41 The Men's Resolution 14.1 16.6
42 The Taiko's Ambitions 15.6 17.9
43 The Birth of Josui 15.3 15.7
44 The Fall of a Great Man 15.0 18.2
45 Hideyoshi's Final Breath 16.8 18.4
46 Ieyasu's Move 16.4 19.6
47 Josui's Plot 15.4 17.3
48 The Shogunate's Upheavals 16.6 20.3
49 Josui's Final Battle 15.8 21.3
50 The Turbulent Times End Here 17.6 19.4
Average 15.8 18.2

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

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