A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

  1. James Clavell


Series Cast

  1. Richard Chamberlain

    Richard Chamberlain

    Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san

    5 Episodes

  2. John Rhys-Davies

    John Rhys-Davies

    Vasco Rodrigues

    5 Episodes

  3. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles


    5 Episodes

  4. Alan Badel

    Alan Badel

    Father Dell'Aqua

    5 Episodes

  5. Vladek Sheybal

    Vladek Sheybal

    Captain Ferriera

    5 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1980 | 5 Episodes

John Blackthorne, an English ship pilot, whose vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 17th century is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan in these days. He is thrown in the midst of a war between Toranaga and Ishido, who struggle for the title of Shogun which will give ultimate power to the one who possesses it.

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Original Name Shōgun

Status Ended


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  • 12


    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 120m



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