The Fierce Battles of Edo
Edo no Gekito (江戸の激斗) is a Japanese jidaigeki or period drama that was broadcast in 1979. It aired on Nippon Golden Network as The Fierce Battles of Edo. This drama was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film Seven Samurai and produced by the same film company. The lead stars are Keiju Kobayashi and Shigeru Tsuyuguchi.
|The Fierce Battles of Edo|
|Also known as||Edo no Gekito|
|Directed by||Masahiro Takase|
|Theme music composer||Shunsuke Kikuchi|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||46 minutes (per episode)|
|Production company(s)||Fuji TV, Toho Company,Tsuburaya Productions|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original release||May 31 –|
December 27, 1979
Hanasaki (Kobayashi) and Kemanai (Tsuyuguchi) are Yoriki of Edo machi-bugyō. One day, bugyō orders them to establish an unofficial battle group of ronin to protect Edo city from villains. The battle group is called Edo no Yougekitai. Ronin receive 5 kobans from Edo machi-bugyō as a reward for each battle.
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