This Taiga Drama is based on the life of Akechi Mitsuhide. He was a samurai and general who lived during the Sengoku period of Feudal Japan. Mitsuhide was a strategic general under Oda Nobunaga and became famous for his rebellion against Nobunaga in 1582, which led to Nobunaga’s death at Honno-ji Temple.

 

NHK Taiga Drama – KIRIN GA KURU

First Episode: Tuesday, February 18th, 8:00PM-9:30PM (1.5hours)

Repeats: Wednesday, February 19th, 1:00PM-2:30PM (1.5hours)

 

Airs : Tuesdays 8:00PM-9:00PM

Repeats: Wednesdays 1:00PM-2:00PM & Sundays 7:00PM-8:00PM

 

 

Cast:

Hiroki Hasegawa as Akechi Mitsuhide

mugi Kadowaki as Koma

Masahiro Motoki as Saito Dosan

Masaaki Sakai as Mochizuki Toan

Shota Sometani as Oda Nobunaga

Haruna Kawaguchi as Kicho

Takashi Okamura as Kikumaru

Fumino Kimura as Hiroko

Masahiko Nishimura as Akechi Mitsuyasu

Sayuri Ishikawa as Maki

Hideaki Ito as Saito Takamasa

Kaho Minami as Miyoshino

Shosuke Tanihara as Mitsubuchi Fujihide

Kotaro Yoshida as Matsunaga Hisahide

Machiko Ono as Irohadayu

Katsunori Takahashi as Oda Nobuhide

Rei Dan as Dota Gozen

Ryo Kimura as Oda Nobukatsu

Osamu Mukai as Ashikaga Yoshiteru

Hidekazu Mashima as Hosokawa Fujitaka

Kenichi Takito as Ashikaga Yoshiaki

Ainosuke Kataoka as Imagawa Yoshimoto

Yosuke Asari as Matsudaira Hirotada

Toshinori Omi as Toki Yorinari

Kuranosuke Sasaki as Tokichiro

Shunsuke Kazama as Tokugawa Ieyasu

 

Japanese Title: Kirin Ga Kuru

Scriptwriter: Shunsaku Ikehata, Yoichi Maekawa, Maya Iwamoto

Theme Song: John R. Graham

Narration: Ebizo Ichikawa

Air Dates: 2/18/2020 – 2021

 

 

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