SHINSENGUMI KEPPUROKU VOLUME 02
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 02 contains the following episodes:
Episode 4: A new member joins the Shinsengumi. Kano Sozaburo is extremely handsome and skilled in the martial arts. But his popularity creates jealousy among some members. Meanwhile, Yuzawa is slain by an unknown assailant. However, Kondo determines that Tashiro is Yuzawa's killer and orders Kano to take revenge.
Episode 5: Ito Koshitaro plans an invasion on the Shinsengumi headquarters by taking advantage of a Shinsengumi member. Nagasaka has an encounter with Mito clansmen. Fearing reprisal, Kondo secretly orders Nagasaka out of the city.
Episode 6: Hijikata and Yamanami are at odds over the mission of the Shinsengumi. Ito Koshitaro becomes the catalyst that causes the members to break up into factions. And Yamanami bids a final farewell to his lover Akisato.
Episode 7: Fukamachi Shinsaku from Choshu infiltrates the Shinsengumi. Three members are later executed as spies from Choshu and orders are given to find one remaining spy. Shinsaku, fearing for his own life, flees. But during his escape, he meets up with Matsunaga who reveals that he is also an infiltrator from Choshu.
Video: 4:3 / Fullscreen Version
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Language: Japanesee Language
Subtitles: English Subtitles (Non-Removable)