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The Characters of "Kirin ga Kuru" 5

ODA Nobunaga (Shōta Sometani*)

Asamurai who governed Japan after the troublesome period during the 15th to 16th centuries. He is said to have been wild when he was young but a kind of revolutionist. Though he tried to unite a whole country, he was attacked and killed by AKECHI Mitsuhide at Honnoji Temple in 1582. In the series, he is described as an eccentric man who is warned by his father Nobuhide and meets Mitsuhide unexpectedly. 

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ODA Nobuhide (Katsunori Takahashi)

A father of Nobunaga and a husband of Dota Gozen. He was a simple samurai who was battlewise though he could not beat SAITŌ Dōsan. Though his wife Dota Gozen disliked Nobunaga, he thought that he should succeed him. In the series, he was badly wounded in a battle and tells his daughter-in-law Kichō that Nobunaga should succeed him in his dying bed.

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Dota Gozen (Rei Dan)

A second wife of Nobuhide and a mother of Nobunaga but she is said to have neglected him. In the series, she loves Nobukatsu (younger brother of Nobunaga) who is decent than Nobunaga and dislikes Takechiyo (later TOKUGAWA Ieyasu, hostage of the ODA family) who is precocious.  

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(*) Personally, I think he is suitable for the role of KINOSHITA Tōkichirō (later TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi) rather than that of Nobunaga.

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The Characters of "Kirin ga Kuru" 4

HOSOKAWA Harumoto (Tomiyuki Kunihiro)

A kanrei, deputy who aids shōgun. As Muromachi Bakufu became to be weakened, he controlled the bakufu but was threatned by MIYOSHI Nagayoshi, one of his vassals. Then he came into collision with Nagayoshi and their battle prolonged. At last he was imprisoned in Settsu, northern part of present Osaka in 1561 and died in 1563.

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MIYOSHI Nagayoshi (Kazuhiro Yamaji*)

He was one of the vassals of Hosokawa Harumoto. He opposed his lord and grew in strength in Kinki region, the area around Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. However, he was forced to fight against the Hatakeyama and Rokkaku clans because of the death of his brother, and later he lost his son. At around the same time, he also lost his lord HOSOKAWA Ujitsuna. In 1564, he died of illness and after that his vassal MATSUNAGA Hisahide betrayed him.

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MATSUNAGA Hisahide (Kōtarō Yoshida)

He served MIYOSHI Nagayoshi and supported his lord control Kyoto. He also mediated between the bakufu and his lord Nagayoshi and later ruled Yamato, present Nara. He took the side of MIYOSHI Yoshitsugu, son of Nagayoshi after his death but became to serve ODA Nobunaga. Though he was said to have taken the initiative in killing ASHIKAGA Yoshiteru, it is not thought to be true recently. In the series, he arranges a gun for Mitsuhide.  

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(*) Yamaji is also known as voice actor.

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The Characters of "Kirin ga Kuru" 3

ASHIKAGA Yoshiteru(Osamu Mukai)

The 13rd shogun of the Muromachi Bakufu (Muromachi Shogunate). Despite being a shogun, he is forced to escape to Ōmi (present Shiga) because of the disorder in Kyoto. He is a wise man and a master swordsman and is expected to reestablish the bakufu but his opposition faction then attack him. Though fighting back against his enemy well(*), he is assassinated at last and it shocks Mitsuhide and HOSOKAWA Fujitaka. 

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MITSUBUCHI Fujihide (Shōsuke Tanihara)

One of the close advisers of Yoshiteru. Unlike his half-brother HOSOKAWA Fujitaka, he is gentle and calm and a schemer. When he sees Mitsuhide for the first time, he looks down him but becomes to be familiar. When ODA Nobunaga takes power, he comes into collision with Fujitaka who decides to serve Nobunaga. He finally becomes to serve Nobunaga but after that he is ordered to commit suicide. His son later becomes a hatamoto (direct vassal of shogun) of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu.   

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HOSOKAWA Fujitaka (Hidekazu Mashima)

A half-brother of Fujihide and a close friend of Mitsuhide. He is adopted by HOSOKAWA Mototsune in his childhood and then gives his name as Hosokawa. He is a hot-blooded man who follows his ideals. Later his son Tadaoki marries Tama, daughter of Mitsuhide but he doesn't help Mitsuhide when he asks for help after the Honnōji Incident. His grandson Tadatoshi later becomes the lord of Kokura and then that of Kumamoto.

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Fujihide and Fujitaka are granted to use a portion of "Yoshifuji" formerly used by Yoshiteru. It proves that the brothers are closed to the shogun.

(*)He is thought to be an only shogun who crossed swords with his enemy personally.

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The Characters of "Kirin ga Kuru" 2

Miyoshino (Kaho Minami)

A concubine of Dōsan and a mother of Yoshitatsu (Takamasa). She was formerly a concubine of TOKI Yoriaki, shugo (lord) of Mino and is a fascinating and tough woman.

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SAITŌ Yoshitatsu or Takamasa (Hideaki Itō)

A son between Dōsan and Miyoshino but he suspects his real father is not Dōsan but Yoriaki. Therefore he disagerees with him in various respects and finally kills him at the Battle of Nagara-gawa. 

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AKECHI Mitsuyasu (Masahiko Nishimura)

Mitsuhide's uncle who takes over the head of the Akechi family. However, he is a man of indecision and is disliked by Yoshitatsu because he always obeys Dōsan. He is killed by Yoshitatsu also after the Battle of Nagara-gawa.

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The Characters of "Kirin ga Kuru" 1

AKECHI Mitsuhide (Hiroki Hasegawa)

A samurai who is born in Mino, southern part of modern-day Gifu. Though he doesn't come of a good family, his intelligence and courageousness make him win a name for himself. Later he serves ODA Nobunaga who became to govern Japan in 1570s. But in 1582, he kills his lord at Honnoji Temple in Kyoto. Though he takes power temporarily, he is defeated by HASHIBA (later TOYOTOMI) Hideyoshi who hurried back from Chūgoku region and is killed by local farmers.

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SAITŌ Dōsan (Masahiro Motoki)

A shugodai (deputy lord of a province) of Mino and an uncle-in-law of Mitsuhide. He is a scheming man and niggardly with the money. He plans to make his daughter Kichō marry ODA Nobunaga, son of Nobuhide who is a magistre of Owari (western part of modern-day Aichi). Later he comes into collision with his son Yoshitatsu (Takamasa) and dies.

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Kichō (Haruna Kawaguchi*)

A daughter of Dōsan and a cousin of Mitsuhide. She was a wife of TOKI Yorizumi at first but after his assasination by Dōsan, she marries ODA Nobunaga who is said to be strange. 

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(*) Though Erika Sawajiri was scheduled to appear in the series, she was arrested for carrying drugs and resigned from the role in November 2019. So Kawaguchi was chosen.  

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"Kirin ga Kuru" and "Fūrin Kazan"

About 10 days ago, I posted an entry that criticises "Kirin ga Kuru". Especially it's so different from "Fūrin Kazan", broadcast in 2007. As well as AKECHI Mitsuhide, the details of the life of YAMAMOTO Kansuke, main character of "Fūrin Kazan" is unknown. But unlike Mitsuhide, Kansuke is described more powerfully and schemefully and that's why he attracted the viewers includes me when it was broadcast. And Mitsuhide acted by Masaomi Kondō in "Kuni-tori Monogatari" in 1973 is still popular. Kondō plays the role of HONDA Masanobu in "Sanada Maru".

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Seiyō Uchino as YAMAMOTO Kansuke in "Fūrin Kazan"

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Masaomi Kondō as AKECHI Mitsuhide in "Kuni-tori Monogatari"

In "Fūrin Kazan", Kansuke tasted the sweets and bitters of life until he becomes to serve TAKEDA Harunobu (later Shingen) and plans a stratagem for his lord to beat the neighbouring provinces as Suruga ruled by IMAGAWA Yoshimoto and Sagami ruled by HŌJŌ Ujiyasu. On the other hand, he secretly loves Yū hime, concubine of Harunobu and daughter of SUWA Yorishige whose province was occupied by Harunobu. Kansuke often visits her who lives near Lake Suwa and cares her son Katsuyori after her early death.

However, there are some people who see the posts on "Kirin ga Kuru". So I will post the entries about the characters of the series soon.

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Why I don't write about "Kirin ga Kuru"

One month has passed since the start of the broadcast of "Kitin ga Kuru", the 59th Taiga Drama series. But I haven't written about its characters and episodes as yet. Why? Needless to say, there are some reasons. Firstly, the development of the story is so simple and lacks the details (*). Unlike other Taiga Drama series set in the Sengoku period as "Gunshi Kanbei" or "Sanada Maru", what the main character AKECHI Mitsuhide does always goes well and he hasn't go through hardships yet. That's why I feel unsatisfied with it at the moment.

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MOCHIZUKI Tōan (Masaaki Sakai), AKECHI Mitsuhide (Hiroki Hasegawa), and Koma (Mugi Kadowaki) in the episode 2. (From left to right) 

Secondly, the colour usage of the landscape and the clothes is so garish. Though plant dyeing was popular at that time, the clothes of common people especially farmers were chemical dyed to all apperance. To make the matter worse, the series is shot using the equipements adapted for 4K resolution broadcasting and it emphasises the garishness. Even if it's not the case, NHK tries to use such colors to bring something new to the series but it's nothing but destroying the tradition Taiga Drama series had before. 

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Why the colours of their kimonos are so garish?

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Ume in "Sanada Maru" (Haru Kuroki) wears a kimono whose colour is not so vivid. 

As the first half of AKECHI's life is unknown there are many fictional parts in the series. But
thanks to that, some original characters appear unnecessarily. This is also a reason why I'm not keen to write about the series. I stopped watching "Idaten" because I could not emphasise with the series and the same can be said of "Kirin ga Kuru".

(*) As example, AKECHI Mitsuhide drives the brigands away with his sword in the episode 1 and is about to cross swords with HOSOKAWA Fujitaka in the episode 5. However, there is no scene in which he learns kendo (fencing).

In 2021, "Seiten o Tsuke" whose main character is Eiichi Shibusawa will be broadcast but I don't expect it at present. And in 2022, "Kamakura dono no Jyu-san nin" (The 13 men who assist a Kamakura Shogun, especially MINAMOTO no Yoriiē) written by Kōki Mitani will be broadcast. Oguri plays the role of HŌJŌ Yoshitoki, uncle of Yoriiē. It's exciting.

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The Cast of "Kirin ga Kuru" 2

The main cast of the part 1 set in Mino province (southern part of current Gifu) wearing costumes.

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Masahiko Nishimura as AKECHI Mitsuyasu, Erika Sawajiri as Kichō (Nō hime), Masahiro Motoki as SAITŌ Dōsan, Hiroki Hasegawa as AKECHI Mitsuhide, Mugi Kadowaki as Koma and Masaaki Sakai as MOCHIZUKI Tōan
(From left to right) 

And the cast of the part 2 (maybe) are announced on the 17th of June. 

Hidekazu Mashima as HOSOKAWA Fujitaka (Yūsai)
Shōsuke Tanihara as MITSUBUCHI Fujihide, brother-in-law of Fujitaka
Kenichi Takitō as ASHIKAGA Yoshiaki
Kuranosuke Sasaki as Tōkichirō, later TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi
KATAOKA Ainosuke as IMAGAWA Yoshimoto
Takehiro Murata as INABA Yoshimitsu
Satoshi Tokushige as FUJITA Dengo, vassal of Mitsuhide
(From left to right in the back row)
Gōtarō Yoshida as MATSUNAGA Hisahide
Rei Dan as Dota Gozen, mother of ODA Nobunaga
Hiroki Hasegawa as Akechi Mitsuhide
Fumino Kimura as Hiroko, wife of Mitsuhide
Kaho Minami as Miyoshino, concubine of TOKI Yoriaki and SAITŌ Dōsan
(From left to right in the front row)

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The images are from the official website of NHK.

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The Cast of "Kirin ga Kuru" 1

The cast of next year's Taiga Drama series "Kirin ga Kuru" in the chapter 1 (maybe) was announced on the 13th of March. Hiroki Hasegawa who plays the role of AKECHI Mitsuhide is featured in the series.

Mugi Kadowaki as Koma
Takashi Okamura as Kikumaru, farmer who supports Mitsuhide
Sayuri Ishikawa as Maki, mother of Mitsuhide
Masahiko Nishimura (*) as AKECHI Mitsuyasu, father of Mitsuhide
Katsunori Takahashi as ODA Nobuhide, father of Nobunaga
Shōzō Uesugi as HIRATE Masahide, tutor of Nobunaga
Toshinori Omi as TOKI Yoriaki, lord of Mino
Erika Sawajiri as Kichō (Nō hime), daughter of Dōsan and wife of Nobunaga
Shōta Sometani as ODA Nobunaga
Masaaki Sakai as MOCHIZUKI Tōan
Masahiro Motoki (**) as SAITŌ Dōsan
Hideaki Itō as SAITŌ Yoshitatsu, heir of Dōsan

(*) Nishimura acts MUROGA Masatake in "Sanada Maru".
(**) Motoki appears in "Taiheiki" in 1991 whose script is written by Shunsaku Ikehata and he also writes that of "Kirin ga Kuru". 

John R. Graham will be in charge of the music in the series. 

The image below is from the official website of NHK. Hasagawa (standing in the centre of the front row) and other cast.

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