Kirin ga Kuru

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Kirin ga Kuru


  • Title: 麒麟がくる
  • Title (romaji): Kirin ga Kuru
  • Also known as: Awaiting Kirin
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Jidaigeki
  • Episodes: 44
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2020-Jan-19 to 2021-Feb-07
  • Air time: Sunday 20:00


It deals with the real-life story of Akechi Mitsuhide (Hasegawa Hiroki), an honorable samurai, and a strategic general during the Sengoku period of Feudal Japan, it will chronicle Mitsuhide Akechi's rebellion against Oda Nobunaga, in 1582 which later ignited the well documented and known Battle of Yamazaki.


Akechi Family
People around Akechi Family
Saito Family
Mino's Samurai
Toki Family
Other people at Mino
Oda Family
People around Oda Family
Ashikaga Shogunate
Hosokawa Kanreike
Imagawa Family
Matsudaira Family
Asakura clan
People around Mitsuhide
Imperial Court
Azai Family

Production Credits



  • The filming of Kirin ga Kuru was suspended due to COVID-19 on April 1st, and will be resumed on June 30th.
  • Broadcast is on hold from episode 21 onward (updated 2020-Jun-07).

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