Epic Chushingura (1971)

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Daichūshingura is a television dramatization of the events of the Forty-seven Ronin. The first episode aired on January 5, 1971, and the 52nd and final episode appeared on December 28 of the same year. The NET network broadcast it in the Tuesday evening 9:00–9:56 prime-time slot in Japan.

The series featured an all-star cast. The central actor was Toshiro Mifune, who portrayed Ōishi Kuranosuke; Yoko Tsukasa his wife; and kabuki actor Onoe Kikugorō VII their son Chikara.

Series Cast

  1. Tetsuya Watari

    Tetsuya Watari

    Horibe Yasubei

    52 Episodes

  2. Kikugorô Onoe

    Kikugorô Onoe

    Asano Takumi-no-kami

    52 Episodes

  3. Chūsha Ichikawa

    Kira Kozukenosuke

    52 Episodes

  4. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Oishi Kuranosuke

    52 Episodes

  5. Yôko Tsukasa

    Yôko Tsukasa

    Oishi Riku

    52 Episodes

  6. Ichirô Arishima

    Ichirô Arishima

    Horibe Yahei

    52 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1971 | 52 Episodes

Season 1 of Epic Chushingura premiered on January 5, 1971.

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Epic Chushingura
Epic Chushingura


Original Name 大忠臣蔵

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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