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Tag: Hiroyuki Sanada

Shōgun (2024)–Game of Thrones meets Last Kingdom

In this ten-episode Hulu mini-series, Shōgun, based upon James Clavell’s titular 1975 novel, we are introduced to the feudal society of Japan in the year 1600.   When conflicts between ruling aristocratic clans have made the emperor impotent in maintaining control, chaos and coups threaten the very existence of peace and harmony among wealthy and powerful overlords.  “Shōgun” means “commander-in-chief”, but more accurately, signifies the true power behind the throne.   Becoming shogun is the end-game for a number of powerful warlords (daimyō –comparable to the noble class...

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