The Fierce Battles of Edo

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Edo no Gekito (江戸の激斗) is a Japanese jidaigeki or period drama that was broadcast in 1979.[1] It aired on Nippon Golden Network as The Fierce Battles of Edo. This drama was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film Seven Samurai[2] and produced by the same film company. The lead stars are Keiju Kobayashi and Shigeru Tsuyuguchi.

The Fierce Battles of Edo
Also known asEdo no Gekito
GenreJidaigeki
Directed byMasahiro Takase
StarringKeiju Kobayashi
Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Takeo Chii
Yosuke Natsuki
Theme music composerShunsuke Kikuchi
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes26
Production
Running time46 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s)Fuji TV, Toho Company,Tsuburaya Productions
Release
Original networkFuji TV
Picture formatFilm
Original releaseMay 31 –
December 27, 1979

PlotEdit

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.[3] The battle group is called Edo no Yougekitai. Ronin receive 5 kobans from Edo machi-bugyō as a reward for each battle.[4]

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keiju Kobayashi Engisha p.305
  2. ^ Masahiho Takase 昭和千本のドラマたち p.142
  3. ^ "江戸の激斗". Famigeki.com. Retrieved Nov 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "江戸の激斗". ドラマ詳細. Retrieved March 2, 2019.