Fun fact:

While both these mini-series are a remake of Shogun (1980), they both revolve around the true story of William Adams, a ship’s pilot who was shipwrecked on the shores of Japan in 1600, and became the first Englishman to establish contact with the Shogun. William and his second mate were ultimately appointed as western Samurai, serving as advisors to the Shogun of the era.


Director: Frederick E.O. Toye
Imdb:   9.2

Lord Yoshii Toranaga uncovers a mysterious European ship stranded in a nearby fishing village.

revealing secrets that could shift the balance of power and crush his enemies.

  • 2024
  • Episode guide10
  • Adventures


Hiroyuki Sanada  (Yoshii Toranaga), Cosmo Jarvis ( John Blackthorne), Anna Sawai (Toda Mariko), Tadanobu Asano ( Kashigi Yabushige), Yûki Kedôin (Takemaru), Eushin Lee ( Yabushige’s Green Kosho), Hiromoto Ida ( Lord Kiyama), Hiroto Kanai ( Kashigi Omi), Jodai Suzuki (Toranaga’s Brown Kosho), Tommy Bastow ( Father Martin Alvito)

Official trailer:


  1. March 12, 2024 at 4:06 pm
    mirna fati

    Hiroyuki Sanada is an instant watch for me. He’s freaking amazing

  2. March 12, 2024 at 4:06 pm
    pogba kati

    The presence of Hiroyuki Sanada alone makes this worth checking out. The man is a spectacular actor, good in every single role I’ve seen him in.

  3. March 12, 2024 at 4:07 pm
    jisika matiniz

    The original miniseries got me interested in Japanese culture and history when I was 8 years old. The show always aired at Christmas time and transported me, a nerdy German child that was super into knights and castles, into a different part and culture of the world with a totally different concept of knights and very different-looking castles. This was the 90s in East Germany and we didn’t have the internet, satellite TV, anime or manga so this really blew my mind. It actually led me to studying Japanese Studies later, graduating with a Master’s degree, and living and working in Japan for 1.5 years. I love this story and am beyond excited to see it adapted anew.

  4. March 12, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    Had the honour to work on this for a few months last year. Unbelievable scale and massive efforts for historical authenticity. Excited to finally see the finished series!!

  5. March 12, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    I read this book in High School and have always considered it the first book I ever read. It was the first one I read voluntarily and somehow came to understand it. It ignited within me a passion for Japanez culture and reading books, particularly historical fiction. I remember connecting with the characters and their relationships so closely, and my mind’s eye had created this world and the people. It was as if I escaped and traveled, that’s when books clicked with me.

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