SHINSENGUMI KEPPUROKU VOLUME 01
2 Disc Set
Region 0 (ALL REGION PLAY / NO REGION CODE) - NTSC Format *CUSTOM DVD*
RUNNING TIME: 140 mins. approx.
CAST: Watari Tetsuya, Murakami Hiroaki, Nakamura Shunsuke, and Amami Yuki
Based on the historical novel "The Bloody Journal Of The Shinsengumi" by Shiba Ryutaro.
The arrival of Perry's Black Ships rudely awakened Japan from 300 years of peaceful isolation from the world. Men set their eyes beyond Japan and began to demand change in society. Old clashed with the new, and thus began an age of turmoil. Amidst this confusion, one group remained true to the old ways and risked their lives to preserve the traditional shogunate system. Led by their charismatic captain, Kondo Isami, the SHINSENGUMI upheld the code of honor of the samurai.
Tales abound of the feats of men like Kondo, Hijikata Toshizo and Okita Soshi. Once again, TV Asahi brings to life the passion and glory of these men who lived during the most turbulent time in Japanese history. Full of pathos, action-packed, this is a series not to be missed by "chambara" fans.
Volume 01 contains the following episodes:
Episodes 1A & 1B: A two-part special. Okiyo and Otaka meet Kondo Isamu, little realizing that he would play a big part in their lives in the coming years. The Shinsengumi grows to 40 members and their reputation grows.
Episode 2: The Shinsengumi is split into two factions. One is led by Kondo Isamu and includes Hijikata and other swordsmen from Edo, the other by Arasawa, a former Mito clansman. Together with the Aizu Clan, they share the duty of protecting Kyoto city.
Episode 3: As Kotsuru and Shinakai's love grows, Kondo worries about their relationship. Inoue Genzaburo is humiliated by a clansmen from Higo and they decide have a duel. Kondo, realizing their danger, rushes to intervene.
Video: 4:3 / Fullscreen Version
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Language: Japanesee Language
Subtitles: English Subtitles (Non-Removable)