Sanadamaru is the 2016 taiga drama from NHK. Spanning over 50 episodes, we follow the historical fiction of the Sanada clansmen as they plotted and fought their ways to survive the changing... See full summary »
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Masato Sakai Masato Sakai ...  Nobushige Sanada 51 episodes, 2016
Masao Kusakari Masao Kusakari ...  Masayuki Sanada 51 episodes, 2016
Masami Nagasawa ...  Kiri 51 episodes, 2016
Yô Ôizumi ...  Nobuyuki Sanada 51 episodes, 2016
Yasunori Danta Yasunori Danta ...  Kazumasa Takigawa 50 episodes, 2016
Ken'ichi Endô ...  Kagekatsu Uesugi 50 episodes, 2016
Takahiro Fujimoto Takahiro Fujimoto ...  Sakubee Hotta 50 episodes, 2016
Hiroshi Fujioka ...  Tadakatsu Honda 50 episodes, 2016
Takehiro Hira ...  Katsuyori Takeda 50 episodes, 2016
Yoshino Kimura ...  Matsu 50 episodes, 2016
Masaomi Kondô Masaomi Kondô ...  Ieyasu Tokugawa 50 episodes, 2016
Haru Kuroki ...  Ume 50 episodes, 2016
Mitsukô Kusabue Mitsukô Kusabue ...  Tori 50 episodes, 2016
Yuki Saitô Yuki Saitô ...  Achaynotsubane 50 episodes, 2016
Atsuko Takahata Atsuko Takahata ...  Kaoru 50 episodes, 2016
Masanobu Takashima ...  Ujimasa Hojo 50 episodes, 2016
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ...  Masasuke Ideura 50 episodes, 2016
Seiyô Uchino Seiyô Uchino ...  Ieyasu Tokugawa 50 episodes, 2016
Yô Yoshida ...  Ina 50 episodes, 2016
Toshiki Ayata Toshiki Ayata ...  Yoritsuna Yazawa 49 episodes, 2016
Takaaki Enoki Takaaki Enoki ...  Baisetsu Anayama 49 episodes, 2016
Takashi Fujii ...  Sasuke 49 episodes, 2016
Kenji Hamatani Kenji Hamatani ...  Hanzo Hattori 49 episodes, 2016
Kunishirô Hayashi Kunishirô Hayashi ...  Shingen Takeda 49 episodes, 2016
Yoshihiko Hosoda ...  Ujinao Hojo 49 episodes, 2016
Takuo Inari Takuo Inari ...  Katsusuke Atobe 49 episodes, 2016
Masayuki Itô Masayuki Itô ...  Kazumasa Ishikawa 49 episodes, 2016
Hisafumi Iwashita Hisafumi Iwashita ...  Mitsuhide Akechi 49 episodes, 2016
Hiroki Konno Hiroki Konno ...  Yohachi 49 episodes, 2016
Hideo Kurihara Hideo Kurihara ...  Nobutada Sanada 49 episodes, 2016
Shingo Murakami Shingo Murakami ...  Kanetsugu Naoe 49 episodes, 2016
Satomi Nagano ...  Ko 49 episodes, 2016
Takeo Nakahara ...  Naiki Takanashi 49 episodes, 2016
Yôichi Nukumizu Yôichi Nukumizu ...  Nobushige Oyamada 49 episodes, 2016
Takaya Sakoda Takaya Sakoda ...  Sanjyuroyoriyuki Yazawa 49 episodes, 2016
Shun'ya Shiraishi Shun'ya Shiraishi ...  Shigenari Kimura 49 episodes, 2016
Wataru Takagi ...  Shigemasa Oyamada 49 episodes, 2016
Leo Tamaoki Leo Tamaoki ...  Nobutada Oda 49 episodes, 2016
Atsushi Yamanishi ...  Kosetsusai Itabeoka 49 episodes, 2016
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Sanadamaru is the 2016 taiga drama from NHK. Spanning over 50 episodes, we follow the historical fiction of the Sanada clansmen as they plotted and fought their ways to survive the changing political alliances during the Warring States Period of Japan. As the landscape of feudal Japan was being reshaped by Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, we see the impacts on the Sanada families as they vied for power and survival amongst stronger warlords that surrounded their homeland. The story centres around the main protagonist, Sanada Genjiro, and how he rose through desperate circumstances from a small samurai clan in Shinano until he became known as the most heroic figure who ever lived in the Sengoku Period. The series also highlights Sanada Masayuki (Genjiro's father) and Sanada Genzaburo (Genjiro's older brother), as well as other important historical figures whose lives intertwined with Genjiro's fate and destiny.

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January 2016 (Japan) See more »

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Taiga Drama Gets Back On Track
13 November 2016 | by bigpaulshySee all my reviews

After the poorly received 'Hana Moyu', the producers of 2016's year- long Taiga drama have brought out the big guns in the shape of Sanada Maru (named after the small fortification built by Sanada Yukimura to defend Osaka Castle during the Winter Battle of Osaka in 1615). The drama starts with the turmoil of the Sengoku Period and the struggle of the relatively small Sanada clan to survive after the collapse of the Takeda and charts the fate of the Sanada during the rise of OdaNobunaga, the primacy of the Toyotomi and the power shift to the Tokugawa. Masao Kusakari (who played Sanada Yukimura in the brilliant 1985 drama "Sanada Taiheiki") excels as the wily Masayuki while there are welcome taiga returns to Seiyo Uchino (as Tokugawa Ieyasu) who previously played Yamamoto Kansuke in "Furin Kazan" and Fumiyo Kohinata (as Toyotomi Hideyoshi) who played Suwa Yorishige in the same series. All in all a really well-cast drama with amazing costumes and an excellent soundtrack based around a virtuoso violinist. One of the great stories in Japanese history. Highly Recommended.


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