Yagyu Jubei Nanaban Shobu

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  • Title: 柳生十兵衛七番勝負
  • Title (romaji): Yagyu Jubei Nanaban Shobu
  • Also known as: Sword Fights of Jubei Yagyu / Seven Duels (KIKU)
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Jidaigeki
  • Broadcast network: NHK

Season 1

  • Episodes: 6
  • Broadcast period: 2005-May-1 to 2005-Jun-05
  • Air time: Friday 23:00-23:45


A story of 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. Enjoy sword fighting actions between Jubei and his rivals.

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Season 2

  • Tagline: 島原の乱
  • Tagline (romaji): Shimabara no Ran
  • Tagline (English): The Shimabara Rebellion
  • Episodes: 7
  • Broadcast period: 2006-Apr-6 to 2006-May-25
  • Air time: Thursday 20:00


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Season 3

  • Tagline: 最後の闘い
  • Tagline (romaji): Saigo no Tatakai
  • Tagline (English): The Last Duel
  • Episodes: 8
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Apr-05 to 2007-May-23
  • Air time: Thursday 20:00


A sequel of the story about Jubei Yagyu, master swordsman from the well-known Yagyu-Shinkage school in the Edo period. Twelve years have passed since the revolt against the Tokugawa shogunate in Shimabara. Jubei goes on another trip; this time to defeat military strategist Shosetsu Yui's plot to topple the shogunate.


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