July 1590, Odawara. Toyotomi Hideyoshi's army had surrounded the Odawara Castle for over 3 months, hoping to conquer this last obstacle to his dream of the country's unification. Standing at the gate of the castle, a lone man facing the menacing guards shouted out: "Do not throw your lives away. Treasure living!". Not long after, the castle gates opened and the reigning lord surrendered. The name of that man is Kuroda Kanbee. An excellent military strategist, he worked hand-in-hand with Hideyoshi to unify the country. Kanbei's family had fled to Harima, and were relatively poor. As the protege of Kodera Masamoto, Kanbei was very much trusted and relied upon by his lord liege. Kanbei became the head of the Kuroda clan at 22 years of age. Masamoto was aging and he very much wanted someone to take over his responsibilities, and thus he decided to marry off his much-loved daughter, Teru, to Kanbei. They were blessed with a son, but since many years had passed and yet Teru couldn't seem to conceive a second child, Kanbei decided to adopt the young children of his vassals as his proteges who were known as "Kuroda's warriors". When Kanbei turned 30, a revolutionary young lord was slowly laying siege to all the various shogunates, aiming for a unified Japan. Harima became the place where the clash between Oda and Mori Terumoto was set. Kanbei was very attracted to Oda's unification plans, and had gone to Gifu Castle to meet up with him. There, he became acquainted with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and soon became Hideyoshi's right-hand man, marking the birth of Gunshi Kanbei.

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  1. 1800 characters remaining Spoiler?
  • CheerfulSoul Mar 18, 2014
    It's getting subbed even slowly; this makes me happy but I will wait until at least 20 episodes are subbed to start this. My patience level is too low to wait for a long time.
    1 ❤
  • louloudi Feb 13, 2014
    I have no idea about Japan 's history at this period so I will follow CHEERFUL SOUL advice and try not to read the whole article.I wish the same that some volunteers will sub it for us and also having as mother-country a country with big history I wish the writer and director do not mess up with the story.
  • CheerfulSoul Jan 8, 2014
    I hope some cool subbers will pick this one up. I will be looking forward to it.

    On the other hand, those who plan to watch this and don't have an idea about the history shouldn't read the synopsis, it gives away about half of the plot or so. I am sure it will take them at least 20 episodes to reach the part where he becomes the awesome strategist Gunshi Kanbei.
    7 ❤
  • LitaChan Jan 8, 2014
    Where I can see this? :)
  • soumatra Jan 6, 2014
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi a real legend from peasant to regent of nippon, the unifier of japan
    • CheerfulSoul Jan 8, 2014
      But this taiga drama isn't about the Monkey Hideyoshi; it's about his right hand Gunshi Kanbei who was also an awesome general who participated in Japan's unification.
    • soumatra Jan 8, 2014
      yes I know but Hideyoshi is one of the major participant in this story
      I think he dead in 1598 or 97 mean he will be in the cast for at least 40 episodes
      In dorama "Gou", he was my favorite character
    • CheerfulSoul Jan 8, 2014
      He's not only a favorite character in dramas; he's also one of my favorite Japanese generals alongside Oda Nobunaga of course.
      1 ❤
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Gunshi Kanbei

Gunshi Kanbei


  • Main Title: Gunshi Kanbei
  • Native title: 軍師官兵衛

General Details

  • CountryJapan
  • Aired: January 5, 2014 to ?
  • Airs On: Sunday
  • # of Episodes 50
    Average Duration 45 min. per episode
  • Genres: Historical, War


  • Score: 7.83 (scored by 6 users)
  • Ranked: #NA
  • Popularity: #1696
  • Members: 82
  • Favorites: 0
3.9 stars - based on 6 votes

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