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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.

Series Cast

  1. Hiroaki Murakami as Yagyu Jubei

    Hiroaki Murakami

    Yagyu Jubei

    19 Episodes

  2. Shunsuke Kariya

    Sayama Kanpei

    19 Episodes

  3. Maju Ozawa as Kaede

    Maju Ozawa


    19 Episodes

  4. Kuranosuke Sasaki as Yui Fujitaro

    Kuranosuke Sasaki

    Yui Fujitaro

    19 Episodes

  5. Yutaka Morioka as Yagyu Matajuro

    Yutaka Morioka

    Yagyu Matajuro

    19 Episodes

  6. Yutaka Matsushige as Toda Kageyu

    Yutaka Matsushige

    Toda Kageyu

    19 Episodes

  7. Isao Natsuyagi as Munenori Yagyu Tajimanokami

    Isao Natsuyagi

    Munenori Yagyu Tajimanokami

    19 Episodes

  8. Tokuma Nishioka as Torii Sakyonosuke

    Tokuma Nishioka

    Torii Sakyonosuke

    19 Episodes

  9. Hassei Takano as Nishioka Daijiro

    Hassei Takano

    Nishioka Daijiro

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3 - The Last Duel

2007 | 6 Episodes

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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Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei


Original Name 柳生十兵衛七番勝負

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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