Powerful warlords clash to become the absolute ruler of Japan.
In “Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan” witness how the “Great Unifiers” planned their rise to power with the help of the samurais, and change the course of Japan’s history.
Action and history packed, “Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan” is a series that Japanese history geeks will surely love. The series focused on the three “Great Unifiers” of Japan: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu during a period of civil war between Daimyos of different clans. With commentaries and narrations of experts and historians, this is a one-seating series that will keep the audience’s interest from start to finish with its action-packed episodes.
My favorite episode by far is the Battle of Sekigahara which signals Ieyasu’s ascend as the ruler of Japan after Hideyoshi’s death. Also, the Siege of Osaka Castle was awesome. The production gives the series an authentic feel with picturesque ancient Japan in the background.
Sky god Worthy (5 out of 5 stars). If I could point a flaw with this series, it is that it was narrated mostly from the point of view of Western experts (the series had only one Japanese expert). Still, “Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan” presents a detailed analysis of the battles during the civil war involving the samurais with historical accuracy. This is definitely a series that will not bore you and will keep you glued to your screen until the end.
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