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The story of the battles between the 3 related families Kishu, Mito, and Owari, as each vies for the shogun’s seat in the line of succession. Highlighting the series are many fights between the young lord’s Negoro ninja helpers and their mortal enemies, the Koga ninja. History comes alive with the bloody blades of the three families at war within the highest levels of government as the search for a new shogun continues!

Series Cast

  1. Kazuo Katô as Gaku Yamamoto

    Kazuo Katô

    Gaku Yamamoto

    13 Episodes

  2. Gaku Yamamoto as Ōoka Tadasuke

    Gaku Yamamoto

    Ōoka Tadasuke

    13 Episodes

  3. Kazuko Kato as Sawa

    Kazuko Kato


    13 Episodes

  4. Kinya Kitaoji as Genroku Kano (Tokugawa Yoshimune)

    Kinya Kitaoji

    Genroku Kano (Tokugawa Yoshimune)

    13 Episodes

  5. Utaemon Ichikawa as Mito Mitsukuni

    Utaemon Ichikawa

    Mito Mitsukuni

    13 Episodes

  6. Yoshio Harada as Igasuke Yamauchi

    Yoshio Harada

    Igasuke Yamauchi

    13 Episodes

  7. Tetsurō Tamba as Naruse Hayatonosho

    Tetsurō Tamba

    Naruse Hayatonosho

    13 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1986 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Tokugawa Chronicles: Ambition of the 3 Branches premiered on January 2, 1986.

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Tokugawa Chronicles: Ambition of the 3 Branches
Tokugawa Chronicles: Ambition of the 3 Branches


Original Name 徳川風雲録 御三家の野望

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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