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Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

Netflix 2021

Dynamic reenactments and expert commentaries bring to life the tumultuous history and power struggles of a warring 16th-century feudal Japan.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan - S1E2

#1 - Seize Power/Retain Power

6.50

Season 1 - Episode 2

With much of central Japan under his control, Nobunaga must now fight the powerful Buddhist armies that oppose his bid to rule the nation. Follow him through a monumental battle against his most dangerous rivals yet.

The episode was rated from 2 votes.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan - S1E3

#2 - The Demon King

6.50

Season 1 - Episode 3

Nobunaga overcomes some of his biggest challenges in his effort to reunite Japan. See how he combats an army of fierce rebels and a plot launched from deep within his inner circle aimed at ending his reign forever.

The episode was rated from 2 votes.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan - S1E4

#3 - Enter the One-Eyed Dragon

6.50

Season 1 - Episode 4

Follow Toyotomi Hideyoshi in his effort to gain control over central Japan. Watch him use a brilliant mix of force, strategy, and intrigue to become the first man in nearly a century to control the entire nation.

The episode was rated from 2 votes.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan - S1E5

#4 - Catastrophe and Annihilation

6.50

Season 1 - Episode 5

Hideyoshi is desperate to carve his name into history and become the most powerful man in Asia. See how he risks everything he’s worked for when he launches a bold invasion of mainland China.

The episode was rated from 2 votes.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan - S1E6

#5 - End of Days

6.50

Season 1 - Episode 6

After carefully watching and waiting, a wily veteran Samurai emerges from the shadows and launches his own bid for supreme power. Witness one final, epic battle to see who will rule Japan for the next two hundred years.

The episode was rated from 2 votes.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan - S1E1
#6 - The Rise of Oda Nobunaga
6.33
Season 1 - Episode 1

Oda Nobunaga launches a blood-soaked bid to seize power over central Japan. Watch the brilliant but brutal Samurai battle rival family members and ferocious warlords along the way.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Last updated: apr 15, 2021

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[Netflix] A narration of the constant civil wars in Japan during the time of the samurais, mainly in the Azuchi-Momoyama period. It is curious that the story is narrated by Western historians, giving little space to Japanese researchers and authors, and using as one of the main narrators the controversial historian Stephen Turnbull, much discussed for the use of sources that are not recognized. It is also surprising how male historians talk about samurai warriors, but when talking about concubines, female historians are used, which proposes an extremely sexist position on the role of investigators in Japanese History. This is a documentary series that has little depth but can be used as a more or less superficial approach to one of the bloodiest eras in Japanese History, although in the process it seems too much like the mediocre historical re-enactments of the History Channel.

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