(TV series)

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Format History
Written by Kumiko Tabuchi
Starring Juri Ueno
Composer(s) Ryō Yoshimata
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 47
Production
Executive producer(s) Yōtarō Yashiki
Running time 45 x 45 minutes
2 x 73 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NHK
Original run January 9, 2011 (2011-01-09) – November 27, 2011 (2011-11-27)
Chronology
Preceded by Ryōmaden
Followed by Taira no Kiyomori
External links
Gō Official site

Gō: Hime-tachi no Sengoku (江〜姫たちの戦国〜?) is the Taiga drama for 2011 and the fiftieth Taiga drama. NHK announced that it will be written by Kumiko Tabuchi, who wrote the 2007 Taiga drama Atsuhime.[1]

Ueno Juri has been announced as the lead actress of the series.[2] The roles of Yodo and Hatsu will be played by Miyazawa Rie and Mizukawa Asami respectively.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

At the center of a network of powerful warriors, the title character is Oeyo, also known as Ogō. The series carries the subtitle Himetachi no Sengoku (姫たちの戦国), spotlighting the ladies of the Sengoku period. Gō was a daughter of Oichi, the sister of Oda Nobunaga. Oichi was the wife of Sengoku daimyo Azai Nagamasa. The couple had three daughters. The first, Yodo Dono, became the second wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and mother of his successor Hideyori. The second, Ohatsu, married another Sengoku daimyo, Kyōgoku Takatsugu.

The third daughter was Gō. She was the wife first of Saji Kazunari. However, he joined forces with Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute, and opponent Toyotomi Hideyoshi forced them to divorce. Her second husband, Toyotomi Hidekatsu, was a nephew of Hideyoshi, but died in the Japanese invasions of Korea. Finally, Gō married Tokugawa Hidetada, the second Tokugawa shogun, and gave birth to his successor Iemitsu as well as his brother Tadanaga. Her two daughters were Senhime, who married Hideyori, and Masako (Kazuko), consort of Emperor Go-Mizunoo. Moreover, her granddaughter ascended the throne as Empress Meishō.

Staff[edit]

  • Original : Kumiko Tabuchi
  • Music : Ryō Yoshimata
  • Titling : Kinko Kikuchi
  • Narrator : Honami Suzuki
  • Historical research : Tetsuo Owada
  • Architectural research : Sei Hirai
  • Clothing research : Kiyoko Koizumi
  • Production coordinator : Yōtarō Yashiki
  • Casting : Masaya Iseda

Cast[edit]

Azai Family

Oda Family

Vassal of Oda Family

Akechi Family

Toyotomi Family

Vassal of Toyotomi Family

Tokugawa Family

Vassal of Tokugawa Family

Others

TV schedule[edit]

The 1st episode and the last episode are 73 minutes long. Others are 45 minutes long without commercials.

Episode Title Directed by Travelogue Original airdate Rating
1 "Kokoku no hime" (湖国の姫 Princess of Lake Country?) Masaya Iseda Nagahama, Shiga about Odani Castle January 9, 2011 (2011-01-09) 21.7%
2 "Chichi no kataki" (父の仇 Enemy of Father?) Tsu, Mie about Ise-Ueno Castle January 16, 2011 (2011-01-16) 22.1%
3 "Nobunaga no himitsu" (信長の秘密 The Secret of Nobunaga?) Nagahama, Shiga about Chikubu Island January 23, 2011 (2011-01-23) 22.6%
4 "Honnō-ji e" (本能寺へ Going to Honnō-ji?) Kyoto about Sōken'in
Nara, Nara about Shōsōin
January 30, 2011 (2011-01-30) 21.5%
5 "Honnō-ji no hen" (本能寺の変 The Incident at Honnō-ji?) Kyoto about Honnō-ji February 6, 2011 (2011-February-06) 22.0%
6 "Mitsuhide no tenka" (光秀の天下 Glory of Mitsuhide?) Ōtsu, Shiga about Saikyō-ji February 13, 2011 (2011-February-13) 19.6%
7 "Haha no saikon" (母の再婚 Remarriage of Mother?) Yūsuke Noda Kiyosu, Aichi about Kiyosu Castle February 20, 2011 (2011-February-20) 18.5%
8 "Hajimete no chichi" (初めての父 The First Father?) Fukui, Fukui about Fukui Castle February 27, 2011 (2011-February-27) 20.9%
9 "Gifu no namida" (義父の涙 Tears of Stepfather?) Nagahama, Shiga about Shizugatake-kosenjō March 6, 2011 (2011-March-06) 20.0%
10 "Wakare" (わかれ Farewell?) Fukui, Fukui about Kitanoshō-Seikōji March 20, 2011 (2011-March-20) 16.9%
11 "Saru no hitojichi" (猿の人質 The Hostage of Saru?) Masaya Iseda Tamaki, Mie about Tamaru Castle March 27, 2011 (2011-March-27) 15.7%
12 "Cha-cha no hanran" (茶々の反乱 The Rebellion of Cha-cha?) Sakai, Osaka about a residence of Sen no Rikyū April 3, 2011 (2011-April-03) 17.1%
13 "Hanayome no ketsui" (花嫁の決意 The Determination of Bride?) Yūsuke Noda Tokoname, Aichi about Ōno Castle April 10, 2011 (2011-April-10) 16.6%
14 "Rien seyo" (離縁せよ The Instruction of Dissolution?) Aisai, Aichi about Sanri no watashi April 17, 2011 (2011-April-17) 19.2%
15 "Saru no shōtai" (猿の正体 The Identity of Saru?) Masaya Iseda Osaka about Osaka Castle April 24, 2011 (2011-April-24) 18.0%
16 "Kanpaku Hideyoshi" (関白秀吉 Kanpaku Hideyoshi?) Nagaokakyō, Kyoto about Shōryūji Castle May 1, 2011 (2011-May-01) 15.9%
17 "Ieyasu no hanayome" (家康の花嫁 The Bride of Ieyasu?) Tsutomu Yoshida Hamamatsu about Hamamatsu Castle May 8, 2011 (2011-May-08) 20.7%
18 "Koishikute" (恋しくて Loving?) Takashima, Shiga about Ōmizo Castle May 15, 2011 (2011-May-15) 18.1%
19 "Hatsu no endan" (初の縁談 The First Engagement?) Yūsuke Noda Kyoto about Jurakudai May 22, 2011 (2011-May-22) 17.3%
20 "Cha-cha no koi" (茶々の恋 Cha-cha's Love?) Kyoto about Kitano Tenman-gū May 29, 2011 (2011-May-29) 19.0%
21 "Toyotomi no tsuma" (豊臣の妻 Toyotomi's Wife?) Masaya Iseda Kyoto about Myōkyōji June 5, 2011 (2011-June-05) 17.6%
22 "Fubo no shōzō" (父母の肖像 The Portrait of Parents?) Tadashi Tanaka Kōya, Wakayama about Jimyōin June 12, 2011 (2011-June-12) 18.3%
23 "Hitojichi, Hidetada" (人質秀忠 The Hostage, Hidetada?) Masaya Iseda Odawara, Kanagawa about Odawara Castle June 19, 2011 (2011-June-19) 18.0%
24 "Rikyū, Seppuku" (利休切腹 Seppuku of Rikyū?) Tadashi Tanaka Yamatokōriyama, Nara about Kōriyama Castle June 26, 2011 (2011-June-26) 18.1%
25 "Ai no arashi" (愛の嵐 Storm of Love?) Yūsuke Noda Kyoto about Daitoku-ji July 3, 2011 (2011-July-03) 16.3%
26 "Haha ni naru toki" (母になる時 Time to Become a Mother?) Gifu, Gifu about Gifu Castle(Mount Kinka Ropeway) July 10, 2011 (2011-July-10) 16.2%
27 "Hidekatsu no yuigon" (秀勝の遺言 Hidekatsu's Will?) Masaya Iseda Ōmihachiman, Shiga about Hachiman'yama Castle July 17, 2011 (2011-July-17) 15.3%
28 "Hidetada ni totsuge" (秀忠に嫁げ The Marriage of Hidetada?) Kyoto, Kyoto about Suizenji July 24, 2011 (2011-July-24) 18.9%
29 "Saiaku no otto" (最悪の夫 The Worst Husband?) Tadashi Tanaka Hamamatsu, Shizuoka about the well where Hidekatsu was born July 31, 2011 (2011-July-31) 17.4%
30 "Itoshiki hito yo" (愛しき人よ Beloved Person?) Yūsuke Noda Kyoto, Kyoto about Fushimi Castle ruins August 7, 2011 (2011-August-07) 17.6%
31 "Hideyoshi shisu" (秀吉死す Hideyoshi's Death?) Takuya Shimizu Kyoto, Kyoto about Daigoji temple August 14, 2011 (2011-August-14) 13.1%
32 "Edo no oni" (江戸の鬼 The Devil of Edo?) Masaya Iseda Chiyoda, Tokyo about Kanda Shrine August 21, 2011 (2011-August-21) 15.4%
33 "Tokugawa no yome" (徳川の嫁 The Wife of Tokugawa?) Tadashi Tanaka Hikone, Shiga about Wakayama Castle August 28, 2011 (2011-August-28) 15.6%
34 "Hime no jūjika" (姫の十字架 The Crucifix of the Princess?) Yūsuke Noda Osaka, Osaka about Ecchūi September 4, 2011 (2011-September-04) 17.8%
35 "Maboroshi no sekigahara" (幻の関ヶ原?, The Phantom of Sekigahara) Masaya Iseda Ōtsu, Shiga about Ōtsu Castle September 11, 2011 (2011-September-11) 15.4%
36 "Otoko no kakugo" (男の覚悟 Prepared for a Man?) Takuya Shimizu Sekigahara, Gifu about Sekigahara September 18, 2011 (2011-September-18) 15.8%
37 "Senhime no konrei" (千姫の婚礼 The Marriage of Senhime?) Masaya Iseda Kyoto, Kyoto about Gogōnomiya shrine September 25, 2011 (2011-September-25) 16.4%
38 "Saikyō no onba" (最強の乳母 The Strongest Nanny?) Yūsuke Noda Nara, Nara about Obitoke temple October 2, 2011 (2011-October-02) 15.9%
39 "Unmei no taimen" (運命の対面 The Faceoff of Fate?) Takuya Shimizu Obama, Fukui about Jōkō temple October 9, 2011 (2011-October-09) 15.7%
40 "Ieyasu no shūnen" (家康の執念 Ieyasu's Obsession?) Masaya Iseda Kawagoe, Saitama about Kita-in October 16, 2011 (2011-October-16) 15.2%
41 "Shimai gekitotsu!" (姉妹激突! Sisters Clash?) Kyoto about Hōkō-ji October 23, 2011 (2011-October-23) 17.0%
42 "Ōsaka fuyu no jin" (大坂冬の陣 Ōsaka Winter Campaign?) Yūsuke Noda Osaka about Okachiyama Mound October 30, 2011 (2011-October-30) 16.1%
43 "Yodo, Chiru" (淀、散る The Demise of Yodo?) Osaka about Ikukunitama shrine November 6, 2011 (2011-November-06) 16.1%
44 "Edo-jō Sōran" (江戸城騒乱 The Mayhem at Edo Castle?) Tomohiro Kuwano Chiyoda, Tokyo about Edo Castle November 13, 2011 (2011-November-13) 15.6%
45 "Musuko yo" (息子よ My son?) Masaya Iseda Shizuoka City about Kunōzan Tōshō-gū November 20, 2011 (2011-November-20) 15.6%
46 "Kibō" (希望 Hope?) Minato, Tokyo November 27, 2011 (2011-November-27) 19.1%
Average rating 17.7% - Rating is based on Japanese Video Research(Kantō region).

Soundtrack and Books[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • NHK Taiga drama Gō: Hime-tachi no Sengoku, Original Soundtrack (February 16, 2010)

Books[edit]

Official guide
Novel
Comic

References[edit]

  1. ^ 大河ドラマ 第50 作 江(ごう) 姫たちの戦国 (Retrieved on June 17, 2009)
  2. ^ Announcement of NHK Japan's 2011 Taiga 'Go', NHK, February 12, 2010. Retrieved April 01, 2010.
  3. ^ "Ueno Juri's Two Older Sisters" (上野樹里の2人の姉), Sponichi Annex; retrieved April 14, 2010.

External links[edit]

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