Tenchijin

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Tenchijin
Written by Eriko Komatsu
Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki
Kazuki Kitamura
Takako Tokiwa
Misako Tanaka
Masanobu Takashima
Shun Oguri
Tetsuji Tamayama
Masami Nagasawa
Manami Higa
Saki Aibu
Yusuke Kamiji
Yu Shirota
Mikihisa Azuma
Seishiro Kato
Kotaro Koizumi
Yoshizumi Ishihara
Yoshino Kimura
Kei Yamamoto
Akira Nakao
Kyoko Fukada
Shigeru Kōyama
Takeshi Katō
Ryuhei Matsuda
Takashi Sasano
Kōji Kikkawa
Reiko Takashima
Ken Utsui
Sumiko Fuji
Hiroshi Abe
Hiroki Matsukata
Theme music composer Kazuhiro Koizumi
Opening theme NHK Symphony Orchestra
Composer(s) Michiru Oshima
Country of origin  Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 47
Production
Executive producer(s) Shinsuke Naito
Running time 45 x 45 minutes
2 x 75 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NHK
Picture format NTSC 14:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run January 4, 2009 – November 22, 2009

Tenchijin (天地人?) is the 48th NHK Taiga drama. It airs on NHK from January 4, 2009 every Sunday from 20:00 to 20:44 JST to November 22, 2009 spanning 47 episodes.[1] The story centers on the life of the 16th century samurai Naoe Kanetsugu.

Production began on April 27, 2007. The story is based on the novel Tenchijin by Masashi Hisaka and was adapted for screen by scriptwriter Eriko Komatsu.[2] The series' music composer was Michiru Oshima.

The protagonist of the drama, Naoe Kanetsugu, was taught by Uesugi Kenshin in his youth that to conquer the world is a trifling matter, but what matters is to live one's life with righteousness. After Uesugi's death, Naoe supports Uesugi Kagekatsu, who holds the destiny of Echigo province.

Staff[edit]

Cast[edit]

Starring role[edit]

Naoe house[edit]

Higuchi house[edit]

Uesugi clan[edit]

Uesugi retainers and their family members[edit]

Oda clan[edit]

Toyotomi clan[edit]

Tokugawa clan[edit]

Mōri clan[edit]

Maeda clan[edit]

Takeda clan[edit]

Hōjō clan[edit]

Date clan[edit]

Sanada clan[edit]

Chōsokabe clan[edit]

Other[edit]

Soundtrack and books[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • NHK Taiga drama Tenchijin Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (February 18, 2009)
  • NHK Taiga drama Tenchijin Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (August 26, 2009)
  • NHK Taiga drama Tenchijin Original Soundtrack Vol.3 (October 21, 2009)

Books[edit]

Official guide
Novel

References[edit]

  1. ^ It is an unusual Taiga Drama as the final episode will be broadcast as early as November, due to first phase of Saka no Ue no Kumo, a series of NHK Special Drama, being broadcast from November 29 to December 27
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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