“Kagemusha Tokugawa Ieyasu,” premieres Thursday Nov. 2, at 7:35 p.m.
In 1600, at the time the Battle of Sekigahara was launched, the assassination of Tokugawa Ieyasu is ordered. If Ieyasu’s death were known to the enemy troops right now, the situation would not be in the favor of the Eastern Army. Having made this judgment, Ieyasu’s close associates hurriedly prepare to turn Ieyasu’s body double Jirosaburo into the real Ieyasu.
The Eastern Army rallies and scores an upset victory over the Western Army. Ieyasu’s third son Hidetada learns the truth, and ambition now rears its head, and tries to make use of Jirosaburo as Ieyasu. “Ieyasu” becomes first installed as the shogun, and Hidetada plots to become the heir apparent and seize power. However, Jirosaburo who is simply bewildered by the heavy responsibilities of “Ieyasu” first, soon boldly challenges Hidetada. With the help of Ieyasu’s concubine Okaji no Kata and his strategist Sakon, he overcomes difficulties and attempts to create a world where everyone can live freely and safely. In his heart is a strong will for his own life and boundless love for the vulnerable. Fully subtitled in English.