Shinsengumi!

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Shinsengumi!
Format History Action drama
Written by Kōki Mitani
Starring Shingo Katori
Koji Yamamoto
Theme music composer Junichi Hirokami
Opening theme John Ken Nuzzo and NHK Symphony Orchestra
Composer(s) Takayuki Hattori
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 50 (49 + New Year's Special, 2006)
Production
Executive producer(s) Koji Yoshikawa
Running time approx. 43 min.
Broadcast
Original channel NHK
Picture format NTSC 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run January 11, 2004 – December 12, 2004
Chronology
Followed by Yoshitsune

Shinsengumi! (新選組!?) is a Taiga drama television series produced by Japanese broadcaster NHK. It was a popular drama about the Shinsengumi, a Japanese special police force from the Bakumatsu period.

Actors include Koji Yamamoto, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Joe Odagiri, and Shingo Katori of the pop idol group SMAP. It was written by Japanese director and playwright, Kōki Mitani.

Staff[edit]

  • Original : Kōki Mitani
  • Music : Takayuki Hattori
  • Titling : Tansetsu Ogino
  • Narrator : Yasuo Kodera
  • Historical research : Manabu Ōishi, Tatsuya Yamamura
  • Architectural research : Sei Hirai
  • Clothing research : Kiyoko Koizumi
  • Production coordinator : Kōji Kikkawa
  • Casting : Kazuhiko Itō

Cast[edit]

Shinsengumi

Seichū-rōshi gumi

Itō-dōjō party

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