Kagero no Tsuji

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  • Title: 陽炎の辻
  • Title (romaji): Kagero no Tsuji
  • Also known as: Crossing of Heat Haze
  • Tagline: 居眠り磐音 江戸双紙 / Inemuri Iwane Edo Soshi
  • Format: Renzoku, across three seasons
  • Genre: Jidaigeki
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Theme song: Ai wo Tomenaide ~Always Loving You~ by Niizuma Seiko (新妻聖子)

Season 1

Kagero no Tsuji
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 11.5
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Jul-19 to 2007-Oct-11
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00-22:43

Synopsis

A story about a gifted swordsman who faces with various troubles brought to him with strong sense of justice and genuine sympathy to commoners. Sakazaki Iwane is a ronin who spends idle days in Edo. Until a few months ago, he was a promising son and successor to a powerful family in Bungo. He has came back to Edo, where he lived for a while for swordplay training with his two best friends, after a tragedy in the three's home domain—both of the two friends died, one of them killed by Iwane by command of the domain lord's chief retainer. Iwane left his home for Edo, leaving behind his fiancée, a sister of the friend he killed. Eventually, Iwane detects the conspiracy behind the deaths of the two friends and struggles to reform his domain. --NHK

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Episode Ratings

Episode Kanto Kansai Nationwide
01 11.8  ??.?  ??.?
02 13.0  ??.?  ??.?
03 12.6  ??.?  ??.?
04 11.0  ??.?  ??.?
05 09.7  ??.?  ??.?
06 08.6  ??.?  ??.?
07 13.0  ??.?  ??.?
08 11.4  ??.?  ??.?
09 11.4  ??.?  ??.?
10 12.6  ??.?  ??.?
11 11.4  ??.?  ??.?
Average 11.5  ??.?  ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

Season 2

Kagero no Tsuji 2
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-06 to 2008-Nov
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00-22:43

Synopsis

This is a story about a gifted swordsman who overcomes problems with a strong sense of justice and genuine sympathy toward commoners. Four years have passed since Iwane moved to Edo but he still lived in a row house where a masterless samurai who often troubles Iwane becomes his neighbor with his family. Commoners with various problems come to Iwane and ask for help. Iwane solves them while enjoying warm exchanges with commoners including his ex-fiancée and another girl in the neighborhood who admires him. --NHK

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Source: Video Research, Ltd.

Season 3

Kagero no Tsuji 3
  • Episodes: 14
  • Viewership ratings: 9.5 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-18 to 2009-Aug-08
  • Air time: Saturday 19:30

Synopsis

This is a story about a gifted swordsman who overcomes problems with a strong sense of justice and genuine sympathy toward commoners. Iwane, who is engaged to Okon, is asked to guard Shogun's son, who is expected to be the next Shogun. Iwane tries to protect Shogun's son from assassins sent by the chief retainer who was seeking to boost his political power. --NHK

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Episode Ratings

Episode Kanto Kansai Nationwide
01 08.5  ??.?  ??.?
02 11.0  ??.?  ??.?
03 09.1  ??.?  ??.?
04 08.2  ??.?  ??.?
05 11.6  ??.?  ??.?
06 11.2  ??.?  ??.?
07 09.6  ??.?  ??.?
08 09.3  ??.?  ??.?
09 10.1  ??.?  ??.?
10 09.0  ??.?  ??.?
11 08.5  ??.?  ??.?
12 07.9  ??.?  ??.?
13 08.3  ??.?  ??.?
14 11.2  ??.?  ??.?
Average 09.5  ??.?  ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

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