Cast: Yasuo Daichi, Akira Emoto, Sachie Hara, Mieko Harada, Takeshi Katô, Yoshino Kimura, Noboru Mitani, Ken Ogata, Hisahiro Ogura, Hideji Otaki and others
Bunshiro, a young samurai finds himself on the wrong side of clan politics when his father is accused of plotting against the clan and forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide). He and his mother find themselves evicted from their home and forced to live in a hovel. But Bunshiro is a talented swordsman and after a time he is reinstated and becomes a magistrate, filling the same job as his father. As he tours the countryside he discovers the political maneuvering which led to his fathers death is still widespread, and his childhood love who is now one of the lord's concubines has become an unwilling pawn. She has given birth to a boy and a rival faction has decided to kill the boy and blame Bunshiro.
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The Samurai I Loved (2005) (Size: 1.37 GB)
A young samurai stuck at the bottom of the hierarchical order attempts to rescue his childhood sweetheart from an evil clanlord after learning of a plot to kill her and her infant child. Bunshiro Maki is a skilled swordfighter who’s lethal with a blade, yet still can’t rise through the ranks of the system. After his father is accused of plotting against his clan and forced to commit ritual suicide, his longtime love, Fuku, is sent to Edo to become the clanlord’s concubine. A few years later, Fuku has bore the clanlord a son. When Maki learns that the clan has hatched a plan to kill Fuku and her son to secure succession to the throne, he recruits two childhood friends to help thwart the diabolical plot.
Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
Writers: Shûhei Fujisawa (novel), Mitsuo Kurotsuchi (screenplay)
Stars: Somegorô Ichikawa, Yoshino Kimura and Kôji Imada
Genre: Drama | Romance
Original title: Semishigure (2005)