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Heart of a Samurai (2009– )
TV Series | Drama

The story centers on Naoe Kanetsugu, a loyal and devoted samurai in Echigo Province in the 16th century. Kanetsugu was trained in his early childhood by Uesugi Kenshin and after his death, served Kenshin's adopted son Kagekatsu and is ...See moreThe story centers on Naoe Kanetsugu, a loyal and devoted samurai in Echigo Province in the 16th century. Kanetsugu was trained in his early childhood by Uesugi Kenshin and after his death, served Kenshin's adopted son Kagekatsu and is known for his extreme loyalty to the Uesugi family. He also made every effort to protect the people of Echigo with a strong sense of justice and genuine sympathy toward commoners. See less
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Writers
Masashi Hisaka (based on the novel by) | Eriko Komatsu (teleplay)
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Updated Jan 4, 2009

Release date (First episode)
Jan 2009 (Japan)

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Cast

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105 cast members
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Satoshi Tsumabuki
Kanetsugu Naoe Kanetsugu Naoe   See fewer
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Kazuki Kitamura
Kagekatsu Uesugi Kagekatsu Uesugi   See fewer
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Anne Watanabe
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Nobuko Miyamoto
Narration Narration   See fewer
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Mikihisa Azuma
Hisahide Izumisawa Hisahide Izumisawa   See fewer
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Papaya Suzuki
Toemon Noborisaka Toemon Noborisaka   See fewer
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38
Minoru Matsumoto
Yashichiro Fukazawa Yashichiro Fukazawa   See fewer
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36
Satoru Matsuo
Haruyoshi Sakurai Haruyoshi Sakurai   See fewer
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33
Kôtarô Koizumi
Saneyori Okuni Saneyori Okuni   See fewer
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Reiko Takashima
Sentoin Sentoin   See fewer
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Takashi Sasano
Hideyoshi Toyotomi Hideyoshi Toyotomi   See fewer
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Hiroki Matsukata
Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa   See fewer
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Shun Oguri
Mitsunari Ishida Mitsunari Ishida   See fewer
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25
Masami Nagasawa
Hatsune Hatsune   See fewer
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Masanobu Takashima
Soemon Higuchi Soemon Higuchi   See fewer
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Manami Higa
Kikuhime Kikuhime   See fewer
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Seiji Matsuyama
Masanobu Honda Masanobu Honda   See fewer
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Kei Yamamoto
Munenobu Yoshie Munenobu Yoshie   See fewer
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Shingo Katsurayama
Masayoshi Abe Masayoshi Abe   See fewer
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Yoshizumi Ishihara
Masanori Fukushima Masanori Fukushima   See fewer
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Kôji Kikkawa
Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga Oda   See fewer
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Yoshiko Noda
Kozasa Kozasa   See fewer
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Kyôko Fukada
Yodo-Dono Yodo-Dono   See fewer
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Tetsuji Tamayama
Kagetora Uesugi Kagetora Uesugi   See fewer
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Yukijirô Hotaru
Yasumitsu Toyama Yasumitsu Toyama   See fewer
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Yasuhiro Arai
Takahiro Kitajo Takahiro Kitajo   See fewer
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Shinji Yamashita
Nobutsuna Naoe Nobutsuna Naoe   See fewer
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Hiroshi Abe
Kenshin Uesugi Kenshin Uesugi   See fewer
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Ryûhei Matsuda
Masamune Date Masamune Date   See fewer
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Tarô Kawano
Yasumasa Sakakibara Yasumasa Sakakibara   See fewer
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Takamasa Suga
Hideie Ukita Hideie Ukita   See fewer
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Yu Shirota
Yukimura Sanada Yukimura Sanada   See fewer
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Seishirô Katô
Yoroku Higuchi (young) Yoroku Higuchi (young)   See fewer
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Saki Aibu
Hanahime Hanahime   See fewer
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Jô Shishido
Kagetsuna Naoe Kagetsuna Naoe   See fewer
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Akira Nakao
Terumoto Mori Terumoto Mori   See fewer
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Sei Hiraizumi
Masayori Kuribayashi Masayori Kuribayashi   See fewer
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Nobuaki Kakuda
Haruie Kakizaki Haruie Kakizaki   See fewer
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Yusuke Kamiji
Hideaki Kobayakawa Hideaki Kobayakawa   See fewer
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Ken Utsui
Toshiie Maeda Toshiie Maeda   See fewer
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Masayuki Suzuki
Toshishige Fukazawa Toshishige Fukazawa   See fewer
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Masato Nagamori
Naomasa Ii Naomasa Ii   See fewer
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Shun Sugata
Katsuie Shibata Katsuie Shibata   See fewer
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Takeshi Katô
Zenshuku Hokko Zenshuku Hokko   See fewer
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Rina Aizawa
Omatsu Omatsu   See fewer
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Tsutomu Takahashi
Kiyomasa Kato Kiyomasa Kato   See fewer
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Isao Sasaki
Masashige Daidoji Masashige Daidoji   See fewer
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Hisayuki Nakajima
Nagamasa Asano Nagamasa Asano   See fewer
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Isao Washû
Masashige Jojo Masashige Jojo   See fewer
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Ryô Iwamatsu
Masayuki Sanada Masayuki Sanada   See fewer
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Tadashi Yokouchi
Takakage Kobayakawa Takakage Kobayakawa   See fewer
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Gô Wakabayashi
Sakon Shima Sakon Shima   See fewer
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Yûta Sone
Katakura Kagetsuna Katakura Kagetsuna   See fewer
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Toshi Oide
Danjo Kosaka Danjo Kosaka   See fewer
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Ippei Kanie
Masazumi Honda Masazumi Honda   See fewer
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Takashi Miike
Torakage's Henchman / Torakage's henchman Torakage's Henchman / Torakage's henchman   See fewer
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Shingo Tsurumi
Mitsuhide Akechi Mitsuhide Akechi   See fewer
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Gorô Ibuki
Ujimasa Hojo Ujimasa Hojo   See fewer
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Hiroto Itô
Masayoshi Abe (young) Masayoshi Abe (young)   See fewer
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Takuya Mizoguchi
Kagekatsu Uesugi (young) Kagekatsu Uesugi (young)   See fewer
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Emiya Ichikawa
Katsuyori Takeda Katsuyori Takeda   See fewer
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Kaito Kobayashi
Hideyori Toyotomi (younger Hideyori Toyotomi (younger   See fewer
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Kanji Tsuda
Yoshitsugu Otani Yoshitsugu Otani   See fewer
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Hidekazu Mashima
Hidetsugu Toyotomi Hidetsugu Toyotomi   See fewer
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Daisuke Iijima
Tadatsugu Sakai Tadatsugu Sakai   See fewer
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Masayuki Kikuchi
Masaie Natsuka Masaie Natsuka   See fewer
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Kentaro Arai
Haruyoshi Sakurai (young) Haruyoshi Sakurai (young)   See fewer
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Kaito Arai
Kagetsugu Amakasu (young) Kagetsugu Amakasu (young)   See fewer
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Kazunori Mimura
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Kô Takasugi
Saburoemon Saikyo Saburoemon Saikyo   See fewer
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Rina Endô
Omatsu (Child) Omatsu (Child)   See fewer
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Masaya Kikawada
Masashige Honda Masashige Honda   See fewer
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Homare Mabuchi
Yoshichi Higuchi (young) Yoshichi Higuchi (young)   See fewer
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Shirô Namiki
Takahiro Inoue Takahiro Inoue   See fewer
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Toshifumi Muramatsu
Kyubei Wakasaya Kyubei Wakasaya   See fewer
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Yu Kamiki
Ujinao Hojo Ujinao Hojo   See fewer
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Reo Yoshioka
Hideyori Toyotomi (young) Hideyori Toyotomi (young)   See fewer
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Shunsuke Sugiyama
Kanzaemon Nishiyama Kanzaemon Nishiyama   See fewer
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Tomoya Nakamura
Hideyori Toyotomi Hideyori Toyotomi   See fewer
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Kaz Kobayashi
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Momoko Tanabe
Senhime (young) Senhime (young)   See fewer
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Jun'ichi Haruta
Takato Honma Takato Honma   See fewer
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Umika Kawashima
Senhime Senhime   See fewer
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Aki Takejô
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Tasuku Unô
Messenger Messenger   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 104 votes