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A nation of violence, Samurai warriors ... and forbidden love.


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

  1. James Clavell


Series Cast

  1. Richard Chamberlain as Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san

    Richard Chamberlain

    Pilot-Major John Blackthorne / Anjin-san

    5 Episodes

  2. Toshirō Mifune as Lord Yoshi Toranaga

    Toshirō Mifune

    Lord Yoshi Toranaga

    5 Episodes

  3. Yoko Shimada as Lady Toda Buntaro - Mariko

    Yoko Shimada

    Lady Toda Buntaro - Mariko

    5 Episodes

  4. John Rhys-Davies as Vasco Rodrigues

    John Rhys-Davies

    Vasco Rodrigues

    5 Episodes

  5. Alan Badel as Father Dell'Aqua

    Alan Badel

    Father Dell'Aqua

    5 Episodes

  6. Frankie Sakai as Yabu

    Frankie Sakai


    5 Episodes

  7. Vladek Sheybal as Captain Ferriera

    Vladek Sheybal

    Captain Ferriera

    5 Episodes

  8. Yûki Meguro as Omi

    Yûki Meguro


    5 Episodes

  9. Michael Hordern as Friar Domingo

    Michael Hordern

    Friar Domingo

    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.

Part 5

(1x5, September 19, 1980) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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