Set at the end of the 12th century when several wars for control of Japan disrupted a long era of peace, this tale of "Heike" (another name for the Taira clan) focuses on Taira Kiyomori who fights alongside other members of his clan to at first successfully overcome the Minamoto clan and their bid for power. Battles and intrigue abound, as the puppet Emperor and Buddhist monks take sides in the power struggle. At issue is Kiyomori's parentage, not an unusual problem for the nobility in that era where clandestine liaisons among courtiers and the upper classes were common.

Series Cast

  1. Tatsuya Nakadai as Taira no Kiyomori

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Taira no Kiyomori

    52 Episodes

  2. Michiyo Aratama as Gion no Nyogo

    Michiyo Aratama

    Gion no Nyogo

    52 Episodes

  3. Ayako Wakao as Tokiwa Gozen

    Ayako Wakao

    Tokiwa Gozen

    52 Episodes

  4. Osamu Takizawa as Shirakawa-in / Go-Shirakawa

    Osamu Takizawa

    Shirakawa-in / Go-Shirakawa

    52 Episodes

  5. Tamao Nakamura as Taira no Tokiko

    Tamao Nakamura

    Taira no Tokiko

    52 Episodes

  6. Yoshiko Sakuma as Taira no Tokuko

    Yoshiko Sakuma

    Taira no Tokuko

    52 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1972 • 52 Episodes

Season 1 of Shin Heike Monogatari premiered on January 2, 1972.

Episode 52

(1x52, December 24, 1972) Season Finale

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Shin Heike Monogatari
Shin Heike Monogatari


Original Name 新・平家物語

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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