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Original Title

Yagyû ichizoku no inbô

Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 130

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Language: ja

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  • 1984-12-07

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Alternative Titles

  • Shogun's Samurai The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy
  • Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan
Content Score: 93

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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother Tadanaga become bitter rivals for the shogunate, and the land is split into factions, eventually erupting into warfare. Iemitsu's mentor, his fencing instructor Yagyu, is fixated upon securing Iemitsu the shogunate and ends up betraying everyone, even his own family, in pursuit of the goal.


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Director: Kinji Fukasaku
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Kinnosuke Nakamura

Kinnosuke Nakamura
as Yagyu Tajima

Sonny Chiba

Sonny Chiba
as Jûbê Yagyû

Hiroki Matsukata

Hiroki Matsukata
as Iemitsu Tokugawa (Old…

Teruhiko Saigô

Teruhiko Saigô
as Tadanaga Tokugawa (Yo…

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